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Spectroscopy of disease (funded with stipend)

A postgraduate research opportunity at the University of Otago.


Academic background
Sciences, Health Sciences
Host campus
Dr Sara Miller


The Department of Chemistry has an opportunity for an MSc thesis-only (one year) in the fields of biomedical analysis and optics design. This MSc thesis will be part of an industry driven project and the overall aim is to develop a new method of disease diagnosis. This work could entail development, testing and iterative refinement of a device for collection of OCT or vibrational spectroscopic data, or analysis using multivariate methods. The candidate would ideally have a background in chemistry, physics, data science or a related field. Experience in spectroscopic systems and/or multivariate data analysis and an eagerness for building experimental systems would be a fantastic bonus. The candidate will have the opportunity to interact with clinicians, physicists, chemists and medical device developers. The candidate must be willing to work with biological tissue such as medical biopsies.

Funding covers the stipend ($15,000) and fees.

Those interested should contact the Principal Investigator Dr Sara Miller.


Sara Miller