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), Recruitment no. MCBO 64/2022

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 Master degree experienced in physics, optics and photonics, optometry, 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 PhD scholar 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. Development of measurement procedures for two-photon vision investigation
  2. Advancement of two-photon vision laboratory system
  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


6 600 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

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Scientific discipline

Optics, biophysics


  1. MSc diploma in physics, photonics, engineering, optometry or similar field at the moment of starting work within the Project
  2. A commitment to become a doctoral student within 6 months of starting work
  3. Knowledge on the structure and function of the human eye
  4. Experience in ophthalmic examination and laboratory measurements with humans
  5. Experience in experimental work in the field of optics and psychophysics
  6. Excellent communication and organizational skills
  7. Analytical and critical problem-solving skills mindset
  8. 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 MSc diploma (or equivalent) or confirmed certificate of the expected  date of obtaining the Master's degree. Please bear in mind that without a Master's degree the employment will not be possible 
Additional information

Please submit the required documents to:, Kindly specify in the application topic: Recruitment no. MCBO  64/2022

Successful candidates fulfilling the main eligibility criteria and qualifications will be invited for an interview, which will be scheduled between 18 - 23 August 2022. Competition results shall be announced by the end of August  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

18.08.2022 23:59

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

Date of announcement: 18.07.2022

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