Physical Optics and Biophotonics Group (POB) Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS, Warsaw, Poland
Narodowe Centrum Nauki
Project title, type and project number
Objętościowa rekonstrukcja obrazowa z filtracją nadmiarowej informacji fazowej, DAINA 2 nr 2020/38/L/ST2/00556, 34/2022
Prof. dr hab. M. Wojtkowski
The aim of this project is to introduce and experimentally verify the authors’ original description of physical processes related to the influence of light with partial spatial coherence on image reconstruction in the presence of optical heterogeneity. The proposed research works will allow for better understanding of physical and technical limitations for the case of imaging with partially spatially coherent light in systems with phase-sensitive (interferometric or holographic) detection.
In this fundamental research program, we would like to solve one of the most basic problems of optics, which is in-vivo microscopic imaging in biological samples. The objective of this project is to broaden our knowledge about the image formation process in the presence of highly scattering media.
The leading hypothesis in this project is the assumption that it is possible to introduce spatial modulation of the phase of spatially coherent light in a controlled way to achieve noninvasive three-dimensional imaging reconstruction with quality of cross-sectional images comparable to that obtained by microscopy with spatially incoherent light.
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• Type of contract: temporary • Status: full-time empoyment • Hours Per Week: 40
up to 11 000 PLN/month gross, depending on experience
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Career development prospects at IPC PAS
PhD in physics/engineering, specialized in optics
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Recognised Researcher (R2)
We are looking for a 1st person (co-investigator) who will be responsible for most of the theoretical work, computer simulations, programming of data acquisition and final data processing. She/he will also actively take part in conducting experiments, writing publications, patents etc. Coinvestigator is supposed to "generate" 40% of all results required to solve all three scientific tasks.
Development of dynamic spatial coherence theory, optimization of phase masks, creating algorithms, writing software for data acquisition and data processing, constructing initial optical set-up for experimental verification of the model.
We are looking for a 2nd co-investigator who will be responsible for the most of experimental optical actions, construction of experimental instruments and performing all required optimization. She/he will lead in conducting experiments as well as writing publications, patents etc. Tasks: Construction of optical STOC-FD-FF-OCT set-ups, design and construction of systems using alternative spatial light modulators (multimode fibers), development of high speed imaging instruments using spatial phase modulators, development of multimodal instrumentation using STOC and standard microscope, conducting experiments and performing data analysis, preparation of phantoms.
Key assessment criteria
The Commission will take into account the following criteria:
Complete application should include the following documents:
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: https://ichf.edu.pl/files/csr/ipc-procedures.pdf 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.
Recruitment Committee will analyze received applications. Selected candidates will be invited to for an interview in person or online between 17/10 and 22/10. We reserve the right to contact selected candidates only.
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 evaluation results. 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.
Expected start date of working in-situ is 01st November 2022 depending on candidates availability.
Apply via email: firstname.lastname@example.org, IMPORTANT: email title “Rekrutacja nr 34_2022”.
Deadline for the settlement of the competition
Archival announcement. We would like to thank all candidates for their submitted applications.