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) (MAB/2019/12), MCBO 54/2022

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, and biomedical engineering data analysis. Candidates should be interested in translational research and the development of new therapies to cure blindness or other diseases.  The candidate 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.

Job description

Number of vacancies


Key responsibilities include

  1. Implementation and development of data processing algorithms (Matlab/Python/C++)
  2. Designing and .prototyping new processing approaches/algorithms for structural and functional (blood flow) human eye renderings from 4D datasets.
  3. Designing and developing new optical instruments for optical imaging and sensing.
  4. Performing data analysis, quantifying results.
  5. Writing publications and reports.
  6. Active participation in conferences.
  7. Assisting students and postdocs.

Position in the project

Senior technical specialist

Job type

Employment contract


20 000 PLN gross/month (each position)

Position starts on


Maximum planned period of contract/stipend agreement


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

Optics, biophysics


  1. PhD diploma in physics, photonics, engineering, or similar field obtained.
  2. Experience in biophotonics and interferometry.
  3. Experience with spatial light modulators.
  4. Advanced signal and image processing skills with proficiency in MATLAB or Python.
  5. Very good knowledge of C# and C++.
  6. Experience in Machine Learning frameworks (TensorFlow, Keras).
  7. Good knowledge of Git version control system.
  8. Experience in working in a multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural team.
  9. Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  10. Analytical and critical problem-solving skills mindset.
  11. 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
Required documents
  1. CV (including list of projects)
  2. Cover letter
  3. Copy of PhD diploma (or equivalent) or confirmed certificate of the expected  date of obtaining the PhD diploma.
Additional information

Please submit the required documents to:

Kindly specify in the application topic: Recruitment no. MCBO 54/2022

For more details about the position please visit (website/webpage address): or contact Anna Salamończyk (

Successful candidates fulfilling the main eligibility criteria and qualifications will be invited for an interview, which will be scheduled between 14 -18 March 2022. Competition results shall be announced by the end of  March 2022.

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.


Application deadline

14.03.2022 23:59

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

Date of announcement: 1.03.2022

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