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 74/2022

Project leader

Prof. Maciej Wojtkowski


The International Center for Translational Eye Research (ICTER) is a multi-investigator center for eye research related to imaging and biochemical techniques to support advances in understanding the etiology and treatment of 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. Candidates should be interested in translational research and developing 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 also be responsible for performing dynamic research to create a competitive research group. The position will be assigned to the 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

The job holder's responsibilities will be related to two-photon vision and two-photon imaging projects and will include, but not be limited to:

  1. conducting psychophysical and imaging experiments on humans,
  2. optimising measurement systems,
  3. writing or extending acquisition software,
  4. performing measurements,
  5. data analysis,
  6. writing publications and reports,
  7. active participation in conferences.

Position in the project

Postdoctoral researcher

Job type

Employment contract


up to 11 500 PLN gross/month (with a full-time job)

Position starts on


Maximum planned period of contract/stipend agreement


We offer

  1. Part-time or 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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More details

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Scientific discipline

Optics, biophysics


  1. PhD diploma in physics, photonics, engineering or a similar field at the moment of starting work within the Project, obtained not earlier than 1 January 2018
  2. Experience in biophotonics
  3. Experience in experimental work in the field of optics and psychophysics
  4. Familiarity with LabVIEW, MATLAB, Python or C++
  5. Excellent communication and organisational skills
  6. Analytical and critical problem-solving skills mindset
  7. 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 a list of projects)
  2. Cover letter
  3. Copy of PhD diploma (or equivalent) or confirmed certificate of the expected date of obtaining the Doctoral degree. Please bear in mind that without a Doctoral degree, employment will not be possible 
Additional information

Please submit the required documents to the following:

Kindly specify in the application topic: Recruitment no. MCBO  74/2022

Successful candidates fulfilling the main eligibility criteria and qualifications will be invited for an interview, which will be scheduled between 28-30 December, 2022. Competition results shall be announced by the 15 of January 2023.

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

27.12.2022 23:59

Deadline for the settlement of the competition


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

Date of announcement: 6.12.2022

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