Vacancy for Physicists, Engineers, Biomedical engineers and Health professionals in Phutung Research Institute for Interdisciplinary Research


As per organization rule

Full time

Phutung Research Institute is an internationally recognized center of excellence in biophotonics research based in Nepal, and is collaborating with a team of national and international scientists from BP Koirala Institute of Medical Sciences (NP), University of Manchester (UK), Harvard university (US), University of Glasgow (UK) and Ghent University (BE) to develop an all-integrated nanophotonic chip to perform Optical Coherence Tomography for early detection of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.(CLICK HERE to go to the project page.In the context of this project, the institute calls application for following research associate (RA) positions for a period of 3 years. The positions have attractive salary, benefits, and opportunity to work with the world leaders in the field.

Those who do not meet the requirements of a RA may also apply for an Internship position, to work alongside the RA, with an internship application processing fee of Rs. 500 duly deposited in our bank/eSewa account. CLICK HERE to for internship application processing fee payment options.

  1. Photonics Research Associate: The applicant must have a PhD (or, MSc. with at least 7 years of demonstrated research experience) in physics, electrical engineering, electronics engineering, biomedical engineering with expertise in waveguide theory, electromagnetism and optics.
  2. Biomedical Research Associate: The applicant must either have a MD in pathology, pulmonology, public health, community medicine, or related areas or PhD (or, MSc. with at least 7 years of demonstrated research experience) in biomedical engineering, public health, community medicine, diagnostics, pulmonology, human physiology, human anatomy or nursing.

The RA needs to be enthusiastic, committed, and able to work and communicate as an integral member of a highly multi-disciplinary, diverse and international team. It is necessary that the RA will have an aptitude to (i) learn, develop and communicate novel techniques related to optical laboratory, comptation and statistical analysis, (ii) learn and use engineering design tools, mode solvers, Matlab and Python programming languages, and (iii) understand different aspects of public health and clinical implementation of the novel clinical techniques in context of Nepal and other developing countries. The RAs, though will focus on their particular research, are expected to collaborate and provide inputs to the entire research continuum from device physics, engineering design, clinical implementation, to public health and policy.

Photonics Research Associate will be involved in the design of silicon nitride photonic integrated circuit for near-infrared light (~800 nm) and silicon-on-insulator photonic integrated circuit for telecom bands of infrared light (~1300 nm). In particular, the RA will design waveguide elements, waveguide interferometers, and dispersive waveguide structures such as Arrayed waveguide gratings using state-of-the-art design and simulation tools. The RA will also be involved in the fabrication and testing of the structures in the world-leading fabrication and characterization laboratories in the UK and Belgium. A significant testing will also be conducted in our Biophotonics lab.

Biomedical Research Associate is responsible for ensuring biomedical, public health and societal aspects for clinical implementation of integrated OCT. In particular, the RA will analyze standard biomedical techniques such as bronchoscopy, catheterization and adapt the existing system so that it is compatible with the chip we are developing. The RA will also be involved in systems level design of the system ensuring its applicability in a typical remote health posts in Nepal.

Apply to [email protected] before 25th Feb, 2018 with your detailed CV,including therein your publication record, research experience and contact address.