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 (MAB/2019/12), MCBO 57/2022

Project leader

Dr Andrea Curatolo


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

Within ICTER, the IDoc Laboratory, led by Dr Curatolo, seeks to build an advanced imaging device for recording and processing Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) optoretinography signals for the retina of small living animals when exposed to a light stimulus. The system will be the first in the world to permit objective analysis of visual function, useful for discoveries in vision science and sight-restoring therapy effectiveness evaluation.  On the other hand, The IDoc labs seeks to develop a novel platform for intraoperative ophthalmic OCT image guidance of robotic-aided treatments to fulfil unmet surgical needs in minimally invasive surgery on the eye (anterior and posterior pole). Novel IR shadowless optical sheathing for smart surgical instruments will be developed. For more information on the projects, please mail Dr Curatolo at

The IDoc Laboratory seeks a Junior Software Specialist with knowledge of modern C++ and an understanding of Object-Oriented programming and architecture design patterns related to it, as well as proficiency at CMake, GTest and Git usage, among other skills.

The Junior Software Specialist will have a direct impact in helping with the software development for controlling a robotic arm in real-time in a multi-device I/O exchange software architecture. The Junior Software Specialist will report directly to the IDoc Software Engineer, Krzysztof Gromada, who is in charge of the software development for the project.

Job description

Number of vacancies


Key responsibilities include

  • Development of software for robotic arm control
  • Unit and functional test preparation using Gtest
  • Code reviews
  • Image processing pipelines preparation
  • Work on DevOps – Adjusting Docker files, CMake, testing of different compilers setups, software debugging and profiling for high processing rate
  • Performing other duties as directed

Position in the project

Junior Software Specialist/ Student Intern

Job type

The student selected in the competition will receive an individual scholarship


2000 PLN gross/month with an availability of at least 20 hours per week * scholarships are exempt from personal income tax under Article 21(1)(137) of the Personal Income Tax Act of 26 July 1991 (Journal of Laws of 2012, item 361, as amended)

Position starts on


Maximum planned period of contract/stipend agreement

31st January 2023

We offer

  • Individual Scholarship paid by the Foundation for Polish Science. *The scholarship is treated as financial support for the project participant and paid by the Foundation only, directly to the individual bank account of scholarship holder on the basis of separate agreement. The scholarship holder shall not receive remuneration from the project funds while receiving the scholarship.
  • Opportunity to work in an innovative scientific environment
  • International cooperation with experienced researchers
  • Access to well-staffed core facilities

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Scientific discipline

Engineering and Technology

Scientific profile of a candidate

First Stage Researcher (R1)


1. Holds a Bachelor’s degree in computer science, software engineering or related

2. Good knowledge of modern C++ including clean code practices

3. Understanding of Object-Oriented Programming and architecture design patterns related to it

4. Good to have knowledge of Python, C#

5. Proficiency at CMake, GTest, Git usage

6. Knowledge of Windows and/or Linux OS work principles, including communication sockets, library creation and management

7. Basic knowledge in robotics and control engineering

8. High English communication skills

9. Good self-organization

Key assessment criteria

  • Documented experience fitting the profile requirements
  • Presented opinions via reference letters (if required)
Required documents

1. Curriculum vitae

2. Cover/motivation letter

3. Name and email of 2 referees

4. Scanned copy of BSc certificate

Recruitment procedure

Application deadline: June 12, 2022

Successful candidates fulfilling the main eligibility criteria and qualifications will be invited for an interview (which will most likely take place in an online (or in person, if possible) format in the second half of June 2022). Competition results shall be announced by late June 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

12.06.2022 21:00

Deadline for the settlement of the competition


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

Date of announcement: 13.05.2022

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