Professor in Optics and Photonics

The University of Oulu and the Faculty of ITEE is opening a position of Professor in Optics and photonics based measurement techniques for industrial applications. [more]

Junior Research Group Leader (m/f)

To foster excellence in optics and photonics the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany, is searching for a Junior Research Group Leader (m/f).  [more]


The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Nanoscale BioPhotonics (CNBP) is recruiting
Up to 21 new Postdoctoral Research Positions across three locations: Adelaide - Sydney – Melbourne [more]


The Photonics Research Group at the University of Gent is looking for a Postdoc. [more]

Laser Spectroscopy Scientist IRC129293

Laser Spectroscopy Scientist IRC129293

Science and Technology Facilities Council [more]


13 PhD Fellowships

Do you want to work across disciplines drawing on expertise from physics, biology and medicine?

Do you want exposure to cutting edge approaches to imaging technology development and application from leading academic and industry collaborators?

Do you want to work on a cutting edge project as part of a cohort of exceptional scientists?  [more]

Research Fellows in Optical Manipulation and Imaging

Research Fellows in Optical Manipulation and Imaging

School of Physics & Astronomy, University of St Andrews [more]

PhD Job in semiconductor lasers

Applications are invited for a PhD position to work on neuro-inspired semiconductor laser systems. The
successful candidate will register for a three-year PhD in the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya –
BarcelonaTech ( working with Profs. Cristina Masoller, M. Carme Torrent, and Jordi Garcia-
Ojalvo. [more]

Research Fellow in Biophotonics

A postdoctoral position for eight months is available for collaborative work between the Schools of Physics & Astronomy and Medicine at the University of St Andrews. The post is geared towards clinical translation of methods of Raman Spectroscopy and optical coherence tomography. The project in particular will require the candidate to have a very good optics knowledge/physics background and perform biological cell culture, which includes studies at Ninewells hospital Dundee. [more]

Research Chair in Neurophotonics

Université Laval is seeking a world-class researcher to fill the Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Neurophotonics and to occupy a tenured professor position. An amount of 10M$ will be provided by the Canadian government to this world leader to develop an ambitious research program in neuroscience and photonics. This amount will be matched by other contributions, both public and private. [more]

Research Fellow in Deep Raman

The College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences- Biomedical Physics - School of Physics and Astronomy, in Exeter wishes to recruit an Associate Research Fellow and Research Fellow to participate in the project entitled 'A novel Deep Raman spectroscopy platform for non-invasive in situ molecular analysis of disease specific tissue compositional changes'. These EPSRC funded posts are available from 01 July 2013 for 36 months. [more]

Research Fellow in Biophotonics at the University of St Andrews

Up to three new postdoctoral positions are available based on the Biophotonics Research at the University of St Andrews. [more]

Two Faculty Positions in Analytical Chemistry, Forensic Chemistry or Toxicology (Albany)

The University at Albany seeks to fill two faculty positions at the Associate/Assistant Professor rank to complement existing strengths of the newly established Forensic Technology Institute and our FEPAC-accredited Forensics chemistry degree program. We seek candidates with research interests in broad areas of biosensor/sensor synthesis and development, toxicology, microscopy, separation or mass spectrometry technologies. [more]

Physics PhD Studentship in Biomedical Spectroscopy (Exeter)

Location: Streatham Campus, Exeter
The University of Exeter invites applications to pursue a PhD in the area of biomedical spectroscopy. This exciting multidisciplinary project is jointly funded between the Science and Technology Facilities Council (Biomedical Network), and the University of Exeter and is at the cutting edge of laser (Raman) spectroscopy for the detection of and stratification of prostate cancers. [more]

Temporary position for a physicist in Milano, Italy

Temporary position for a physicist to be recruited in a Nanomedicine and Clinical Biophotonics Laboratory in Milano, Italy. Fondazione Don Carlo Gnocchi (FDG) is a 60 years old, not-for-profit leading institution in healthcare and rehabilitation, holding a chain of 29 healthcare centres and research hospitals in Italy and employing more than 6.000 people. [more]

Professor positions available at B-PHOT

The faculty of Engineering at VUB has 5 vacancies for a professorship, starting from February 1st, 2013. It concerns 20% positions as Professor in the rank of Lecturer (docent, Tenure Track) in the Department of Applied Physics and Photonics, charged with academic teaching, scientific research and industrial valorisation in the field of Photonics. [more]

Lecturers, Charis/Readers at University of St Andrews

As part of the second phase of the Scottish Universities Physics Alliance (SUPA), we are seeking to expand our activities by appointing outstanding researchers to six faculty positions. [more]

Post-doctoral research position in Optical Tweezers

ICFO is offering a postdoctoral position to a well-qualified, highly motivated and dynamic young scientist who wishes to enhance his/her scientific career in a friendly and stimulating environment. [more]

Research Fellows x 5 – CD1152

Title: Research Fellows x 5 – CD1152

Description: Schools of Physics and Astronomy, Medicine & Biology, £30,122 - £35,938 per annum Start: As soon as possible, Fixed-Term for up to 2 years [more]

University Lectureship in Biological/Biomedical Physics

The University of Cambridge has made a major investment in biological/medical and soft matter physics with the building up of a new research activity in the Department of Physics (including new laboratories), the appointment of a Herchel Smith Professor of the Physics of Medicine, and the recent appointments of several lecturers in experimental soft matter and bio-medical physics. Applications for a further appointment in this broad area are now invited. [more]

Lecturer – Bio-Inspired Engineering

The School of Mechanical, Materials and Mechatronic Engineering is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic lecturer with expertise in the biomechatronics or biomechanical branch of bio-inspired engineering.  [more]

Post-doctoral position: microfluidic drops for cell biology

In the framework of a European Research Council (ERC) starting grant, I have an opening for a post-doctoral fellow at the Laboratoire d'Hydrodynamique at Ecole Polytechnique (LadHyX), starting on or after February 1st 2012. [more]

Research Fellows - University of St Andrews

Research Fellow posts are available, each for one year in the first instance but renewable for a further year, working on a programme funded by Cancer Research UK / EPSRC / MRC, within the Biophotonics collaboration. [more]

Post-Doctoral Scientist (Spectroscopy)

Within the Junior Research Group “Novel Diagnostic Tools for Culture-Independent Sepsis Pathogen Detection” at the Center for Sepsis Control and Care (CSCC) at the University Hospital Jena, Germany, and at the Institute of Photonic Technology (IPHT) we are seeking a Post-Doctoral Scientist (Spectroscopy). [more]

Ph.D. student position in Experimental BioPhysics

We are an interdisciplinary research group with a focus on developing and using experimental techniques for single cell analysis. Our main techniques involve optical manipulation, such as optical tweezers, holographic optical tweezers and optical force measurement, combined with microfluidics and modern optical imaging techniques. Today we focus our research on force measurements using holographic optical tweezers, the study of various signaling pathways in yeast and on characterizing the pericellular matrix on renal endothelial cells. [more]

Super-resolution Light Microscopy & Nanoscopy Engineer

ICFO – The Institute of Photonic Sciences, a centre based in Castelldefels (Barcelona, Spain), devoted to research and education of the optical and photonic sciences at the highest international level, is offering a position to a well-qualified, highly motivated and dynamic young optical engineer (or equivalent) who wishes to enhance his/her career in a friendly and stimulating environment. [more]

Faculty position in biophotonics

The Photonics Research Group at Ghent University has a vacancy for a faculty position in the field “Nanophotonic integrated circuits for biophotonic applications”. This vacancy is created in the context of the newly founded Center for Nano- and Biophotonics (NB Photonics), a multidisciplinary research framework involving 15 professors from four faculties at Ghent University. [more]

Postdoctoral Researcher Biophotonics Research Group

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a 2 year fixed term contract position as a Postdoctoral Researcher with the Biophotonics Group at the School of Physics, National University of Ireland, Galway. [more]

Professorship position available at VUB - Faculty of Engineering Sciences

Professorship position available at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Faculty of Engineering Sciences. [more]

Early Stage Research Fellowship on "Biomedical application of two-photon polymerization"

Applications are invited for a three year Marie Curie Early Stage Research Fellowship on “Biomedical application of two-photon polymerization”. This is available in the framework of the Marie Curie ITN Project ‘TOPBIO’. The fellow will be based at IESL-FORTH, Heraklion, Greece, but will also spend time with one or more of the other Network Partners who are based in France, Poland, Germany, Denmark, UK, Italy, Estonia and Lithuania. [more]

PhD position at University of St Andrews

New PhD position for nanoparticle micromanipulation, University of St
Andrews (starting summer 2009 onwards): Nanoparticles are now established as
important for numerous studies in fundamental physics and biophotonics. The
project involves studies of the manipulation of metallic and dielectric
nanoparticles and quantum dots and is a mixture of experimental work and
theory. [more]

Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Optical beam shaping for cell biology

The advent of novel technology in the form of spatial light modulators and acousto-optic devices is revolutionising biophotonics and applications in micromanipulation. We are seeking candidates with experience in these technologies to develop new systems for understanding cell patterning, cell-cell signalling and imaging. Innovations in hologram design will accompany cutting edge biology applications [more]

Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Organic Semiconductor optoelectronics for neurophysiology

This innovative project will develop organic semiconductor optoelectronic devices for monitoring and stimulating the activity of neurones. It aims to provide new tools for the study of brain function and the development of a brain-machine interface. It will establish an exciting collaboration between the departments of physics and psychology. A PhD in a physical science, engineering or neurophysiology (or equivalent experience) is required. Experience in some of optoelectronics, electronics, and organic semiconductors is required together with a strong interest in applying this knowledge to the rapidly developing field of neurobiology. Alternatively a background in neurophysiology together with a strong interest in optoelectronics would also be suitable. [more]

Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Novel single-molecule fluorescence techniques

Single molecule spectroscopy gives unique insight into the behaviour of molecules and their interactions. This project aims to explore new ways to visualise single-molecules and single biomolecular aggregates for longer time scales, implement multicolour imaging techniques to investigate the dynamics of complex biological systems and develop a new framework to investigate the folding dynamics of RNA while it is being transcribed. We are seeking candidates with experience in some of the following areas: single-molecule fluorescence, optical spectroscopy and molecular biology and with a strong interest to develop cutting-edge interdisciplinary research at the interface between physics and molecular biology. [more]

Post-Doctoral Position in Optical Coherence Technology

The Department of Physics and Mathematics, University of Eastern Finland, invites applications for a post-doctoral position in Optical Coherence Technology. The appointed person is to carry out mainly experimental research in Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) and its application to characterization of tissues.  [more]

PhD / PostDoc position in the field of Photonic Crystals and Metamaterials

In the frame of the priority project „Light in periodic structures“ we are opening a position for 2 years, an extension being possible. Payment will be according to the German TVöD standard E13/2 TV-L.  [more]

Round Robin Experiment

Raman spectroscopy has already proved its effectiveness in many cases for medical diagnostics such as for cancer, cardiovascular diseases and infections. However, there are no standards in the different working groups, e.g. for sample preparation, implementation of the Raman experiments, spectra pre-treatment, data evaluation, etc.In a round robin experiment, the required groundwork will take place in order to define standardised Raman measurement methods, which will be fundamental for establishing Raman spectroscopy for clinical diagnostic procedures.

Latest News

5th International Conference on Biophotonics

20 March 2017

Continuing the success of the previous meetings held in Sacramento, Ottawa, Jena, and Florence, the 5th conference will come to Perth, Western Australia, running over two full days, and back-to-back with the Science on the Swan medical research conference, which delegates are strongly encouraged to also attend, at discounted rates. [more]

Biophotonics Wiki

Visit our wiki to consult our latest technologies and techniques. [more]


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