Job details

Recruitment result
Place of work

Physical Optics and Biophotonics Group (POB) Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS, Warsaw, Poland

Funding institution

European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme

Project description

Project title, type and project number

IMaging-based CUSTOMised EYE diagnostics project No. H2020-ICT-2017-1 No:779960, 31/2021

Project leader

Prof. dr hab. M. Wojtkowski


ICMUSTOMEYE project will contribute to more effective, customised treatment of eye diseases and to reinforce industrial leadership in the area of diagnostic imaging in ophthalmology.

Job description

Number of vacancies


Key responsibilities include

Successful candidate tasks:

  • Construction, rearranging and examination of optical setups;
  • Commercialization and miniaturization of medical devices based on optics;
  • Measurement data analysis
  • Maintenance of software developed for measuring stands and prototype instruments
  • Writing reports and publications based on experimental work
  • Working in tandem with other staff members such as Project Manager, Engineers, Optical systems Developers, Software Developers from project partners as well as independently

Position in the project

Specialist ( Engineer) position

Job type

Status: full-time empoyment, Hours Per Week: 40


up to 9 000 PLN/month gross, depending on experience

Position starts on


Maximum planned period of contract/stipend agreement

01/09/2021 – 31/12/2021 with possible extension in case of an extension of the project implementation period and depending on funds

We offer

  • a full contract (supported by IMCUSTOMEYE – H2020 grant with prolongation option depending on project regulations and funds);
  • competitive salary (up to 9 000 PLN/month gross, depending on experience);
  • opportunity to work in interdisciplinary research department with strong support from chemistry and physics groups within the Institute;
  • collaboration with industrial and research partners.

Career development prospects at IPC PAS

  • The successful candidate will be part of a highly experienced, multi-disciplinary team operating within European consortium. He/She will have the possibility to broaden his/her knowledge and confront themselves with new tasks resulting in new technical solutions and applications.

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  • Institute provides opportunity to participate in ERASMUS + programme.

Link to Euraxess website

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More details

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Scientific discipline

physics/engineering, specialized in optics

Scientific profile of a candidate

First Stage Researcher (R1)


We are looking for a person with at least 2 years of experience in optical laboratory lab environment (e.g. proper handling of bulk and fiber optical components), especially in creating and designing complex optical imaging setups. Successful candidate will also produce and maintain prototype software for control of peripheral equipment, data acquisition and data processing.

A candidate should be well-versed in:

  • operating on laboratory devices: lasers, oscilloscopes, function generators, acquisition cards etc.;
  • construing, rearranging and examining of complex optical setups with regard to specifically defined goals;
  • measurement data analysis and finding physical meaning of results.

Key assessment criteria

  • MSc in physics/engineering, specialized in optics
  • experience in constructing, rearranging and examining of complex optical setups, especially in imaging optics
  • experience in customization and commercialization of optical setups
  • laboratory experience in programming (LabView, Python and/or Matlab)
  • experience in medical application of devices based on optical solutions
  • ability to work collaboratively with a wide variety of personnel at multiple levels of expertise;
  • fluency in English
Required documents

Complete application should include the following documents:

  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Motivation letter;
  • Scan or photocopy of the candidate's MSc diploma;
  • Description of achievements with an emphasis on projects, tasks dealt with, publications (if applicable) etc. related to the required substantial qualifications;

The incomplete applications will be not considered

Recruitment procedure

Successful candidates fulfilling the main eligibility criteria will be invited for an interview. The interview will be carried out between 17th - 20th August 2021 in IPC PAS or online

The position will be awarded in accordance with the Employment policy of the Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS; Candidates may become acquainted with the employment policy at the IPC PAS on: The Institute is also committed to employment equality (esp. European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers) and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates fulfilling the requirements specified in this announcement.

  • One candidate will be chosen.
  • The results of the competition are made public.
  • The results of the recruitment will be announced not later than 28th August  2021.
  • If the top candidate does not sign the contract, due to the resignation, we reserve the right to choose the next candidate from the ranking list.

Candidates  who  have  been  issued  a  negative  opinion  by  the  Competition  Committee  or  candidates  not selected for employment have the right to appeal against the results of the evaluation. The appeal shall be  lodged  with  the  Director  of  the  Institute  within  7  days  from  the  date  of  receipt  of  the  appropriate information. The decision of the Director of the Institute shall be final.

Additional information

Expected start date of working in-situ is 1st September 2021.

Apply via email:, IMPORTANT: email title “Rekrutacja nr 31/2021” The IMCUSTOMEYE project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 779960.

Department or Group (ex. Soft Condensed Matter) Physical Optics and Biophotonics Group, Department of Physical Chemistry of Biological Systems

Contact Person: email:


Application deadline

15.08.2021 11:00

Deadline for the settlement of the competition


Archival announcement. We would like to thank all candidates for their submitted applications.

Date of announcement: 27.07.2021

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