ESR 8

Micro-optical imaging system for multimodal non-linear endospectroscopy
Host institution/company
Grintech GmbH Jena (Germany)
Supervisors
Academic
Prof. Dr. Juergen Popp, Scientific director Leibniz-Institute of Photonic Technology (Leibniz-IPHT) and head of research department Spectroscopy / Imaging at Leibniz-IPHT.

Industrial
Dr. Bernhard Messerschmidt, Grintech GmbH (Germany)
Type of contract
36-months full-time research grant within the PHAST-ETN project
Brief description of the project
The micro-optics company GRINTECH focuses on research and development of innovative micro-optical imaging systems, especially endomicroscopic probes for multimodal imaging in clinical diagnostics and preclinical research. These modalities include optical coherence tomography, fluorescence microscopy, multiphoton and CARS endomicroscopy as well as Raman spectroscopy.
The ESR 8 project will cover the conception, mechanical and optical design of the distal probe head (including micro-optics, a MEMS scanner and optical fibers) for multimodal endomicroscopy and spectroscopy as well as the related electronics and software to drive a suitable MEMS scanning device for image acquisition. Beside this, the studies will include optical and electronical qualification of a MEMS mirror or piezoelectric scanner, the developed micro-optical components by confocal imaging tests, interferometry, Shack-Hartmann sensors, and assembly technologies of the micro-optical imaging systems and their optical qualification close or in the final application.

Planned secondments at Leibniz-IPHT Jena (Germany) and Medical University Vienna (Austria)
Qualifications
Essential
Applicants should hold or expect to attain, as a minimum an MSc in Optics/Photonics, Physics, microtechnologies, electrical engineering or related area.
Knowledge and Experience
Essential
A demonstrated knowledge and capabilities of at least two of the following: experimental optics labwork / microscopy and their application in biomedicine, photonics / optics, laser physics, optical and mechanical design, nonlinear optics, electronics, technical programming language (Labview, Python or Mathlab), image analysis.

Desirable
Research project carried out in at least one of the above disciplines.
Skills and Competencies
Essential
Applicants whose first language is not English must submit evidence of competency in English,
Evidence of interest, aptitude and research experience in the above disciplines.
Further information
For any informal queries, please contact Dr. Bernhard Messerschmidt by email at messerschmidt@grintech.de
Information sheet

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