Job details

Place of work

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

Funding institution

Foundation for Polish Science (FNP)

Project description

Project title, type and project number

International Centre for Translational Eye Research (MAB/2019/12) The Project/Centre is funded within the International Research Agendas Programme of the Foundation for Polish Science. MCBO 37/2021

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

ICTER is looking for candidates with a PhD degree experienced in physics, (optics and photonics), biomedical engineering. Candidates should be interested in translational research and the development of new therapies to cure blindness or other diseases. The postdoctoral researcher 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 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.

More information on the research agenda:

Job description

Number of vacancies


Key responsibilities include

  • Development of light sources and their optimization for application in new ophthalmic instrumentation,
  • Development of instrumentation for eye imaging and methods of data analysis,
  • Carrying out measurements of various samples (including two-photon excited fluorescence measurements).
  • Preparation of research papers for leading journals and conferences, together with dissemination of project results on workshops and conferences;
  • Assisting PhD students

Position in the project

Postdoctoral reseacher

Job type

Employment contract (full time)


11 000 PLN ~2 500 EUR gross/month

Position starts on


Maximum planned period of contract/stipend agreement

12 months (with prolongation option depending on funds and project needs)

We offer

  • Full-time employment contract;
  • Opportunity to work in an innovative scientific environment;
  • International cooperation with experienced researchers;
  • Competitive salary;
  • Autonomous position in the professional and dynamically developing innovative team;

Link to Euraxess website

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Scientific discipline

Optics, biophysics, engineering


  • Ph.D. degree (obtained not earlier than 1 January 2017) in Physics, Optics, Biophysics, Engineering or related
  • Experience in experimental physical optics, nonlinear optics and Fourier optics;
  • Experience in working with single pixel detectors (photomultipliers, APDs etc).
  • Experience in constructing, rearranging and examining of complex optical setups.
  • Experience in preparation of LabView codes for controlling experiments and data acquisition.
  • Experience in design and implementation of data analysis software (preferably in Matlab or Python);
  • Proven familiarity and operating skills regarding pulsed lasers;
  • Experience in development of new methods of microscopy or medical imaging connected with ophthalmology is welcomed;
  • Shall have scientific and organizational achievements.
  • Good publication record;
  • Experience in leveraging best practices from research community;
  • Experience in supervising and teaching students.
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary team and manage projects and people;
  • Proficiency in English, both spoken and written.

Key assessment criteria

  • Competences of the candidate with respect to specific tasks in a research project
  • previous educational/scientific achievements of the candidate
  • awards and distinctions of the candidate
  • Presented opinions via. recommendation letter(s).
Required documents
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Cover letter.
  • Scan or photocopy of candidate's MSc and PhD degree.
  • List of publications (highlighting most important studies), patent applications, patents, implementations, research projects.
  • Information about any breaks in performing research work, e.g. maternity leave, internship in industry, etc. When assessing the achievements of the candidate the Competition Committee shall take into account breaks in research and shall convert the candidate's indicated achievements into effective years of scientific work.
  • At least one recommendation letter from a reputable expert.
Recruitment procedure

13 June 2021, 11:00 pm

Successful candidates fulfilling the main eligibility criteria and qualifications will be invited for an interview (17-21 of June 2021). Competition results shall be announced by 01.07.2021.

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.

Additional information

Please submit the required documents to:

Kindly specify in the application topic: Recruitment no. MCBO 37/2021

For more details about the position please visit (website/webpage address): or contact Kamilla Nielek-Zawadzka (

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

The Project/Centre is funded within the International Research Agendas Programme of the Foundation for Polish Science. It is a collaboration between Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS and University College London, UK.


Application deadline

13.06.2021 23:00

Deadline for the settlement of the competition


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

Date of announcement: 28.05.2021

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