Job details

Place of work

International Centre for Translational Eye Research (IPC PAS)

Funding institution

Foundation for Polish Science

Project description

Project title, type and project number

International Centre for Translational Eye Research (ICTER); (MAB/2019/12)

Project leader

Prof. Maciej Wojtkowski


The International Center for Translational Eye Research (ICTER) is a multi-investigator center for eye research as related to imaging and biochemical techniques to support advances in understanding the etiology and treatment and human blinding diseases. Further information on the research priorities and current expertise of our Center can be found at

The Ophthalmic Biology Group searches candidates with a Ph.D. degree experienced in computational biology techniques such as neuronal network modeling, electrophysiological data analyses and/or bioinformatics and DNA/protein modeling. Candidates should be interested in translational research and the development of new therapies to cure blindness or other diseases. Thepostdoctoral scholar will have a direct impact on lab development and its success in publishing in high impact factor journals. The person will be also responsible for performing dynamic research to create a competitive research group. The position will be assigned to Ophthalmic Biology Group led by Andrzej Foik Ph.D. focusing on the development of new viral therapies, visual information processing in the visual system before and after plasticity that happens due to vision recovery or diseas.

Job description

Number of vacancies


Key responsibilities include

1.Performing computational biology research: modeling brain networks or modeling proteins and data analyses,

2.Helping other group members in data analyses, creating scripts,

3.Writing and revision of scientific texts and graphics for publications,

4.Active participation in the creation of grant applications,

5.Active participation in reporting,

6.Creation of R&D documentation (description of technology, genetics, biotechnology, etc),

7.Handling bibliographic databases (eg. Mendeley),

8.Supervision over students and Ph.D. students.


Position in the project


Job type

Employment contract


11 000 PLN ~2 500 EUR gross/month

Position starts on


Maximum planned period of contract/stipend agreement

December 31, 2023

We offer

1.Full-time employment contract;

2.Opportunity to work in an innovative scientific environment;

3.International cooperation with experienced researchers;

4.Competitive salary;

5.Access to well-staffed core facilities;

Link to Euraxess website

see website

Scientific discipline

Computational biology, neuroinformatics and relate


1.Ph.D. degree in neuroinformatics, bioinformatics or related, (obtained not earlier than 1 January 2016);

2.Good programing skills and knowledge of Matlab, Python;

3.Broad knowledge of data analysis;

4.Knowledge about neuronal network design and tools or knowledge about protein modeling;

5.Good problem-solving skills and creativity;

6.Strong work dedication, work ethics, discipline and independence;

7.Documented work experience in grant applying and manuscriptwriting;

8.Ability to work in a team and manage projects;9.Proficiency in English, both spoken and written.

Key assessment criteria

1.Competences of the candidate with respect to specific tasks in a research project,

2.Previous educational/scientific achievements of the candidate,

3.Awards and distinctions of the candidate

Required documents


2.Cover letter;

3.List of managed project and publications;

4.Copy of Ph.D. Diploma or equivalent;

5.Opinion about the candidate (2 referees).

Additional information

Please submit the required documents to:

Kindly specify in the application topic: Recruitment no. MCBO 25/202

Successful candidates fulfilling the main eligibility criteria and qualifications will be invited for an interview (which will most likely take place form 29.12.2020). The competition results shall be announced by 15.01.2021.

The International Centre for Translational Eye Research (Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS) is 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.

For more details about the position please visit (website/webpage address): or contact dr. Andrzej Foik (


Application deadline

28.12.2020 0:00

Deadline for the settlement of the competition


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

Date of announcement: 7.12.2020

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