Job details

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_8/2024

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

The Institute seeks applicants with a MSc degree, and experience in machine and deep learning as well as bioinformatics.

The PhD student 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 positions will be assigned to the Computational Genomics Group. The group is led by Dr Marcin Tabaka (PI) and leverages high-throughput single-cell RNA and ATAC sequencing to address fundamental questions in biomedical research (

Job description

Number of vacancies


Key responsibilities include

  1. Participation in research projects and attendance at team meetings to share results
  2. Develop and implement novel machine learning algorithms for analysis of high-dimensional single-cell genomics data
  3. Collaborate with bioinformaticians and experimentalists 
  4. Design and lead independent projects
  5. Prepare and write scientific papers 
  6. Active participation in conferences and grant applications
  7. Supervision over students

Position in the project

PhD student

Job type

Employment contract


6600 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

Machine learning, computational biology, bioinformatics

Scientific profile of a candidate

First Stage Researcher (R1)


  1. M.Sc. degree in Math, Statistics, Physics, Computer Science or related quantitative discipline
  2. Background in statistics, machine and/or deep learning
  3. Knowledge of at least one modern programming language.
  4. Experience in analysis of developmental and spatial single-cell multimodal data
  5. Excellent programming skills in python
  6. Familiarity with Unix command-line tools
  7. Excellent communication and organizational skills
  8. Ability to work independently and interact effectively in an interdisciplinary team
  9. Proficiency in English, both spoken and written
  10. Good communication skills
  11. Involvement in student and professional organizations, participation in conferences is a plus.

Key assessment criteria

  1. Familiarity with statistics, machine and/or deep learning  
  2. Competences of the candidate with respect to specific tasks in a research project         
  3. Knowledge of at least one modern programming language      
  4. Experience with Python        
  5. Familiarity with Unix command-line tools              
  6. Previous educational/scientific achievements      
  7. Awards and distinctions
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 20-31.05.2024). The competition results shall be announced by May 31, 2024.

The competition may be extended until a suitable candidate who fulfills all requirements is found

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.

Additional information

Please submit the following documents to:

Kindly specify in the application topic: MCBO-2_8/2024


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: 25.04.2024

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