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Place of work

International Centre for Translational Eye Research (Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences)

Funding institution


Project description

Project title, type and project number

International Centre for Translational Eye Research (ICTER). The FENG.02.01-IP.05-T005/23 Project is funded within the International Research Agendas Programme of the Foundation for Polish Science. MCBO-2_2/2024

Project leader

Prof. Maciej Wojtkowski


The International Centre 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 of human blinding diseases. The new research agenda (carried under International Research Agenda’ project no. FENG.02.01-IP.05-T005/23) aims to develop new tools for safer and more effective surgical interventions, new therapies for eye diseases, and diagnostic methods to improve prognosis and restore vision. The main technology to be developed under this program will be a novel robotic system for delivering drugs to the eye and performing a tissue biopsy, in which a robotic system will assist the micromanipulation of the injection device with 3-D localized imaging.

Further information on the research priorities and current expertise of our Center can be found at

ICTER is looking for candidates with a Master's degree experience in physics, optics and photonics, and biomedical engineering data analysis. Candidates should be interested in translational research and developing new therapies to cure blindness or other diseases.

The PhD scholar will directly impact lab development and its success in publishing in high-impact factor journals. The person will also be responsible for performing dynamic research to create a competitive research group. The position will be assigned to the Optical Imaging Group led by Prof. Maciej Wojtkowski, focused on developing new imaging techniques aiming at achieving speckle-less imaging based on full-field swept-source optical coherence tomography for diagnosis, screening and monitoring of blinding eye diseases.

Job description

Number of vacancies


Key responsibilities include

  1. Designing and construction of experimental systems;
  2. Implementation and development of data processing algorithms and verification of theoretical models based on experimental data;
  3. Performing measurements with human subjects
  4. Statistical analysis of data;
  5. Writing publications and reports;
  6. Active participation in conferences.

Position in the project

PhD student

Job type

Employment contract


7700 gross/month (1 FTE) (remuneration will be calculated proportionally in case of lower FTE value)

Position starts on


Maximum planned period of contract/stipend agreement

31st June 2025 (with the possibility of extension, provided that adequate resources are available)

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.

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Scientific discipline

Optics, Biophysics

Scientific profile of a candidate

First Stage Researcher (R1)


  1. MSc diploma in physics, photonics, engineering or similar field;
  2. PhD student;
  3. Knowledge of the structure and function of the human eye;
  4. Experience in laboratory measurements with humans;
  5. Excellent communication and organizational skills;
  6. Analytical and critical problem-solving skills mindset;
  7. 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. Documented work experience in eye research;
  3. Previous educational/scientific achievements of the candidate;
  4. Awards and distinctions of the candidate.
Recruitment procedure

Application deadline: 19th of May 2024

Successful candidates fulfilling the selection criteria and qualifications will be invited for an interview (which will most likely take place in an online format on 20-30.05.2024). The competition results shall be announced by the end of May 2024.

The competition may be extended until a suitable candidate fulfils all requirements.

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). It welcomes applications from all qualified candidates who fulfil the requirements specified in this announcement.

Additional information

Please submit the following documents to:

Kindly specify in the application topic: MCBO-2_2/2024


Application deadline

19.05.2024 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: 23.04.2024

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