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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

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., MCBO 44/2021

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

The group is led by Dr Marcin Tabaka (PI) and initially will comprise the following staff: 2 postdocs, 2 PhD students and a lab manager. The group will leverage high-throughput single-cell RNA and ATAC sequencing to address fundamental questions in eye research (

The Institute is seeking a candidate with a M.Sc. degree interested in developing new analytical and scalable computational tools for analysis of high-throughput single-cell transcriptomics and epigenomics data. The candidate should have a strong background in math and computer sciences. No medical, genomics, or bioinformatics background is required, just inclination to acquire such knowledge is a must.

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Number of vacancies


Key responsibilities include

  • Participation in research projects and attendance at team meetings to share results
  • Develop and implement novel machine learning algorithms for analysis of high-dimensional single-cell genomics data
  • Collaborate with bioinformaticians and experimentalists
  • Design and lead independent projects
  • Prepare and write scientific papers
  • Active participation in conferences and grant applications
  • Supervision over students

Position in the project

PhD student

Job type

Employment contract


6,600 PLN (~1,500 EUR) gross/month (4,700 net/month)

Maximum planned period of contract/stipend agreement

31 December 2023

We offer

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

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Scientific discipline

Machine learning, computational biology, bioinformatics


  • M.Sc. degree in Math, Statistics, Physics, Computer Science or related quantitative discipline
  • Background in statistics, machine and/or deep learning
  • Knowledge of at least one modern programming language.
  • Experience with python and/or R is a plus
  • Familiarity with Unix command-line tools
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and interact effectively in an interdisciplinary team
  • Proficiency in English, both spoken and written
  • Good communication skills
  • Involvement in student and professional organizations, participation in conferences is a plus.

Key assessment criteria

  • Familiarity with statistics, machine and/or deep learning 
  • Knowledge of at least one modern programming language     
  • Experience with Python and/or R         
  • Familiarity with Unix command-line tools            
  • Competences of the candidate with respect to specific tasks in a research project                               
  • Previous educational/scientific achievements 
  • Awards and distinctions
Required documents
  • CV (including list of projects)
  • Cover letter
  • Copy of MSc diploma or equivalent
  • Opinion about the candidate (1 reference)
Additional information

Please submit the required documents to:, Kindly specify in the application topic: Recruitment no. MCBO 44/2021

For more details about the position please visit (website/webpage address):, or contact Marcin Tabaka (

Position starts on:  To be arranged with a candidate.


Application deadline

13.10.2021 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: 13.09.2021

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