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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 45/2021

Project leader

Prof. Maciej Wojtkowski


The International Center for Translational Eye Research (ICTER) is a multi-investigator center for eye research related to imaging, biochemical and genomics 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 leverages high-throughput single-cell RNA and ATAC sequencing to address fundamental questions in biomedical research (

We have an open Ph.D. position in machine learning/bioinformatics with a focus on the analysis of high-throughput single-cell transcriptomics/epigenomics data and developing new analytical and scalable computational tools thereof. The candidate should have a strong background in math and computer sciences. No medical or genomics background is required, just inclination to acquire such knowledge is a must.

Job description

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
  • Design and execute data analysis strategies of biological data
  • Collaborate with 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)

Position starts on


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

Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Machine Learning


  • M.Sc. degree in Math, Statistics, Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology or related quantitative discipline
  • Background in statistics and machine learning
  • Proficiency in Python and/or R
  • Familiarity with Unix command-line tools
  • Knowledge of bioinformatics tools for genomics data analysis is a plus
  • 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 and machine learning  
  • Proficiency in Python and/or R                
  • Familiarity with Unix command-line tools
  • Prior experience in analysis of high-dimensional data                              
  • 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 or contact information to at least one referee.
Additional information

Please submit the required documents to:

Kindly specify in the application topic: Recruitment no. MCBO 45/2021

Successful candidates fulfilling the main eligibility criteria and qualifications will be invited for an interview. Competition results shall be announced no earlier than 20.12.2021.

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.


Application deadline

4.12.2021 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: 8.11.2021

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