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

Project description

Project title, type and project number

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., (MAB/2019/12), 40/2021 MCBO

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, 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

  • Implementation and development of data processing algorithms (Matlab/Python/C++)
  • Writing or extending acquisition software
  • Performing measurements
  • Data analysis
  • Writing publications and reports
  • Active participation in conferences

Position in the project

PhD student

Job type

Employment contract


6 600 PLN gross/month

Position starts on


Maximum planned period of contract/stipend agreement


We offer

  • Full-time employment contract
  • Opportunity to work in an innovative scientific environment
  • International cooperation with experienced researchers
  • Competitive salary
  • Access to well-staffed core facilities

Link to Euraxess website

see website

Scientific discipline

Optics, biophysics


  • MSc diploma in physics, photonics, engineering or similar field at the moment of starting work within the Project
  • A commitment to become a doctoral student within 6 months of starting work
  • Experience in biophotonics
  • Experience with spatial light modulators
  • Familiarity with MATLAB, Python, LabView or C++
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Analytical and critical problem-solving skills mindset
  • 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
  • CV (including list of projects)
  • Cover letter
  • 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 
  • Opinion about the candidate (1 reference)
Recruitment procedure

Successful candidates fulfilling the main eligibility criteria and qualifications will be invited for an interview, which will be scheduled between 22  -  27 July 2021. Competition results shall be announced by the end of  July 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 40/2021

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


Application deadline

21.07.2021 12:00

Deadline for the settlement of the competition


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

Date of announcement: 29.06.2021

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