25.04.2024

PhD student in Computational Biology, Neuroinformatics and related (MCBO-2_7/2024)

ICTER seeks applicants with a MSc Degree, and experience in computational biology techniques such as neuronal network modeling, electrophysiological data analyses and/or bioinformatics. Candidates should be interested in translational research and the development of new therapies to cure blindness or eye 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 Ophthalmic Biology Group led by Dr. Andrzej Foik, focused on the development of new therapies to prevent/cure blindness, visual information processing in the visual system before and after plasticity that happens due to disease or after vision recovery.

Number of job offers: 1

Remuneration: 6 600 PLN gross/month.

Position starts on: July 1, 2024.

Maximum period of contract/stipend agreement: 30.06.2025 (with a possibility of extension not longer than 31.12.2028).

Institution: International Centre for Translational Eye Research (Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences), Warsaw, Poland.

Project leader: Prof. Maciej Wojtkowski.
Group Leader: Dr. Andrzej Foik.

Project title:
International Centre for Translational Eye Research.

The „International Centre for Translational Eye Research” project is carried out within the MAB FENG action 02.01. of the Foundation for Polish Science co-financed by the European Union under the European Regional Development Fund, European Funds for Smart Economy, agreement no. FENG.02.01-IP.05-T005/23. It is a collaboration between the Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS and University College London, UK.

Project description: The International Centre for Translational Eye Research (ICTER) is a multi-investigator centre for eye research as related to imaging and biochemical techniques to support advances in understanding the etiology and treatment of human blinding diseases. The new research agenda (carried under International Research Agenda project no. FENG.02.01-IP.05-T005/23) aims to develop new tools for safer and more effective surgical interventions, new therapies for eye diseases, and diagnostic methods to improve prognosis and restore vision. The main technology to be developed under this program will be a novel robotic system for delivering drugs to the eye and performing a tissue biopsy, in which a robotic system will assist in the micromanipulation of the injection device with 3-D localized imaging.

Further information on the research priorities and current expertise of our Centre can be found at http://www.icter.pl.

Key responsabilities include:

  1. Performing computational biology research: modeling brain and retinal networks
  2. Helping other group members in data analyses, creating scripts
  3. Edition of scientific texts and graphics for publications
  4. Active participation in the creation of grant applications
  5. Active participation in reporting
  6. Creation of R&D documentation
  7. Handling bibliographic databases (eg. Mendeley)
  8. Supervision over students

Profile of candidates/requirements:

  1. MSc degree in neuroinformatics, bioinformatics or related
  2. Good programing skills and knowledge of Matlab, Python
  3. Broad knowledge of data analysis
  4. Knowledge about neuronal network design
  5. Knowledge about cell biology and the retina
  6. Good problem-solving skills and creativity
  7. Ability to work independently and interact effectively in an interdisciplinary team
  8. Proficiency in English, both spoken and written
  9. Attendance at a PhD school or openness to carry out extramural PhD studies

Required documents:

  1. CV (including a list of projects/publications)
  2. Cover letter
  3. Copy of PhD diploma
  4. Opinion about the candidate (1 reference),
  5. Confirmation of attendance at a PhD school, in other cases the possibility of doing external PhD studies

Key evaluation criteria:

  1. Competences of the candidate with respect to specific tasks in the research project
  2. Documented work experience in eye research
  3. Previous educational/scientific achievements of the candidate

We offer:

  1. Part-time (0,9) employment contract
  2. Opportunity to work in an innovative scientific environment
  3. International cooperation with experienced researchers
  4. Competitive salary

How to apply:

Please submit the listed documents to: icter_jobs@ichf.edu.pl.
Specify in the application topic: MCBO-2_7/2024 (REQUIRED).
Application deadline: 22.05.2024.
For more details about the position please visit: www.icter.pl or contact Dr. Anna Posłuszny (e-mail: aposluszny@ichf.edu.pl).

Successful candidates fulfilling the selection criteria and qualifications will be invited for an interview (which will most likely take place in an online format on 27-31.05.2024). The competition results shall be announced by the end of June 2024.

The competition may be extended until a suitable candidate fulfils all requirements.

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). It welcomes applications from all qualified candidates who fulfil the requirements specified in this announcement.

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25.04.2024

PhD student in Molecular Neurobiology (MCBO-2_6/2024)

ICTER seeks applicants with a MSc degree, and experience in molecular biology or genetics. Candidates should be interested in translational research and the development of new therapies to cure blindness or eye 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 Ophthalmic Biology Group led by Dr. Andrzej Foik, focused on the development of new therapies to prevent/cure blindness, visual information processing in the visual system before and after plasticity that happens due to disease or after vision recovery.

Number of job offers: 1

Remuneration: 7 700 PLN gross/month.

Position starts on: July 1, 2024.

Maximum period of contract/stipend agreement: 30.06.2025 (with a possibility of extension not longer than 31.12.2028).

Institution: International Centre for Translational Eye Research (Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences), Warsaw, Poland.

Project leader: Prof. Maciej Wojtkowski.
Group Leader: Dr. Andrzej Foik.

Project title:
International Centre for Translational Eye Research.

The „International Centre for Translational Eye Research” project is carried out within the MAB FENG action 02.01. of the Foundation for Polish Science co-financed by the European Union under the European Regional Development Fund, European Funds for Smart Economy, agreement no. FENG.02.01-IP.05-T005/23. It is a collaboration between the Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS and University College London, UK.

Project description: The International Centre for Translational Eye Research (ICTER) is a multi-investigator centre for eye research as related to imaging and biochemical techniques to support advances in understanding the etiology and treatment of human blinding diseases. The new research agenda (carried under International Research Agenda project no. FENG.02.01-IP.05-T005/23) aims to develop new tools for safer and more effective surgical interventions, new therapies for eye diseases, and diagnostic methods to improve prognosis and restore vision. The main technology to be developed under this program will be a novel robotic system for delivering drugs to the eye and performing a tissue biopsy, in which a robotic system will assist in the micromanipulation of the injection device with 3-D localized imaging.

Further information on the research priorities and current expertise of our Centre can be found at http://www.icter.pl.

Key responsabilities include:

  1. Performing research in molecular biology and neurobiology
  2. Gene cloning, Vector designing, Cell cultures, Transfections of cells in vitro and in vivo (in rodents), Viruses production
  3. Edition of scientific texts and graphics for publications
  4. Active participation in the creation of grant applications
  5. Active participation in reporting
  6. Creation of R&D documentation (description of technology – genetics, biotechnology, etc)
  7. Handling bibliographic databases (eg. Mendeley)
  8. Supervision over students

Profile of candidates/requirements:

  1. MSc degree in molecular biology or genetics
  2. Experience in a work with various viruses like Lentiviruses, Rabies and AAV
  3. Experience in cell culture work
  4. Knowledge about cell biology and the retina
  5. Experience in gene cloning and mammalian cell modifications
  6. Hands-on skills in molecular biology techniques
  7. Initial acquaintance with the research with use of laboratory rodents
  8. Ability to work independently and interact effectively in an interdisciplinary team
  9. Proficiency in English, both spoken and written
  10. Attendance at a PhD school or openness to carry out extramural PhD studies

Required documents:

  1. CV (including a list of projects/publications)
  2. Cover letter
  3. Copy of Master’s diploma
  4. Opinion about the candidate (1 reference)
  5. Confirmation of attendance at a PhD school, in other cases the possibility of doing external PhD studies

Key evaluation criteria:

  1. Competences of the candidate with respect to specific tasks in the research project
  2. Documented work experience in eye research
  3. Previous educational/scientific achievements of the candidate

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

How to apply:

Please submit the listed documents to: icter_jobs@ichf.edu.pl.
Specify in the application topic: MCBO-2_6/2024 (REQUIRED).
Application deadline: 22.05.2024.
For more details about the position please visit: www.icter.pl or contact Dr. Anna Posłuszny (e-mail: aposluszny@ichf.edu.pl).

Successful candidates fulfilling the selection criteria and qualifications will be invited for an interview (which will most likely take place in an online format on 27-31.05.2024). The competition results shall be announced by the end of June 2024.

The competition may be extended until a suitable candidate fulfils all requirements.

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). It welcomes applications from all qualified candidates who fulfil the requirements specified in this announcement.

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25.04.2024

Postdoctoral researcher in Genomics, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology (MCBO-2_9/2024) – competition ended, vacancy filled

ICTER seeks applicants with a PhD degree and experience in molecular biology and genomics.
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 positions will be assigned to the Computational Genomics Group. 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 (https://tabaka-lab.org).

Number of job offers: 1

Remuneration: 12 000 PLN gross/month.

Position starts on: to be arranged with a candidate.

Maximum period of contract: 30.06.2025 (with a possibility of extension not longer than 31.12.2028).

Institution: International Centre for Translational Eye Research (Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences), Warsaw, Poland.

Project leader: Prof. Maciej Wojtkowski.
Group Leader: Dr. Marcin Tabaka.

Project title:
International Centre for Translational Eye Research.

The „International Centre for Translational Eye Research” project is carried out within the MAB FENG action 02.01. of the Foundation for Polish Science co-financed by the European Union under the European Regional Development Fund, European Funds for Smart Economy, agreement no. FENG.02.01-IP.05-T005/23. It is a collaboration between the Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS and University College London, UK.

Project description: The International Centre for Translational Eye Research (ICTER) is a multi-investigator centre for eye research as related to imaging and biochemical techniques to support advances in understanding the etiology and treatment of human blinding diseases. The new research agenda (carried under International Research Agenda project no. FENG.02.01-IP.05-T005/23) aims to develop new tools for safer and more effective surgical interventions, new therapies for eye diseases, and diagnostic methods to improve prognosis and restore vision. The main technology to be developed under this program will be a novel robotic system for delivering drugs to the eye and performing a tissue biopsy, in which a robotic system will assist in the micromanipulation of the injection device with 3-D localized imaging.

Further information on the research priorities and current expertise of our Centre can be found at http://www.icter.pl.

Key responsabilities include:

  1. Participation in research projects and attendance at team meetings to share results and plan experiments
  2. Design, execute, and interpret experiments including high-throughput single-cell RNA/ATAC-Seq profiling
  3. Assistance with developing new multiomics technologies
  4. Design and lead independent projects
  5. Collaborate with bioinformaticians and clinicians
  6. Prepare and keep documentation of experiments and results
  7. Prepare and write scientific papers
  8. Active participation in conferences and preparation of grant applications
  9. Assisting PhD students

Profile of candidates/requirements:

  1. PhD degree (obtained not earlier than 1 January 2019) in biology, medical sciences, biotechnology, genomics or related field
  2. Solid knowledge and familiarity with laboratory techniques in molecular biology and genomics
  3. Familiarity with Next Generation Sequencing
  4. Experience in combinatorial single-cell profiling
  5. Ability to work in an interdisciplinary team
  6. Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  7. Experience with Microsoft and Google-based platforms (Word, Excel, Gmail, Google Calendar)
  8. Strong publication record
  9. Proven experience in leveraging best practices from the research community
  10. Proficiency in English, both spoken and written

Required documents:

  1. CV (including a list of projects/publications)
  2. Cover letter
  3. Copy of PhD diploma
  4. Name and addresses of two references

Key evaluation criteria:

  1. Creativity measured by the quality and number of scientific publications in which the candidate is the first author, corresponding author or a significant author and patent applications/patents and/or implementation
  2. Competences of the candidate with respect to specific tasks in a research project
  3. Mobility in his/her scientific career (research internships, change in the scientific profile, internships and work in industry)
  4. Creativity measured by the quality and number of research projects led and publications arising as a result of the implementation of these projects (if applicable)

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

How to apply:

Please submit the listed documents to: icter_jobs@ichf.edu.pl.
Kindly specify in the application topic: MCBO-2_9/2024.
Application deadline: 19.05.2024.
For more details about the position please visit: www.icter.pl or contact Dr. Marcin Tabaka (e-mail: mtabaka@ichf.edu.pl).

Successful candidates fulfilling the selection criteria and qualifications will be invited for an interview  (which will most likely take place in 20-31.05.2024). The competition results shall be announced by May 31, 2024.

The competition may be extended until a suitable candidate fulfils all requirements.

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). It welcomes applications from all qualified candidates who fulfil the requirements specified in this announcement.

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Update:

The competition has now ended and the vacancy has been filled, the results are available in this file:

25.04.2024

Laboratory manager in Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Genomics (MCBO-2_10/2024)

ICTER seeks applicants with a PhD degree and experience in molecular biology and genomics. The group is led by Dr. Marcin Tabaka (PI) and leverages high-throughput single-cell RNA and ATAC sequencing to address fundamental questions in eye research.

We are looking for applicants for the Laboratory manager position, experienced in scientific activity who will be expected to maintain and develop wet lab infrastructure, be responsible for management of the workflow in the research group and will help determining standard practices and procedures. The manager will have direct impact on R&D work by streamlining external and internal communication, taking part in technology transfer, dissemination of the work from the Lab and Centre, etc.

Number of job offers: 1

Remuneration: 12 000 PLN gross/month.

Position starts on: to be arranged with a candidate.

Maximum period of contract: 31 December 2028.

Institution: International Centre for Translational Eye Research (Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences), Warsaw, Poland.

Project leader: Prof. Maciej Wojtkowski.
Group Leader: Dr. Marcin Tabaka.

Project title:
International Centre for Translational Eye Research.

The „International Centre for Translational Eye Research” project is carried out within the MAB FENG action 02.01. of the Foundation for Polish Science co-financed by the European Union under the European Regional Development Fund, European Funds for Smart Economy, agreement no. FENG.02.01-IP.05-T005/23. It is a collaboration between the Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS and University College London, UK.

Project description: The International Centre for Translational Eye Research (ICTER) is a multi-investigator centre for eye research as related to imaging and biochemical techniques to support advances in understanding the etiology and treatment of human blinding diseases. The new research agenda (carried under International Research Agenda project no. FENG.02.01-IP.05-T005/23) aims to develop new tools for safer and more effective surgical interventions, new therapies for eye diseases, and diagnostic methods to improve prognosis and restore vision. The main technology to be developed under this program will be a novel robotic system for delivering drugs to the eye and performing a tissue biopsy, in which a robotic system will assist in the micromanipulation of the injection device with 3-D localized imaging.

Further information on the research priorities and current expertise of our Centre can be found at http://www.icter.pl.

Key responsabilities include:

  1. Maintain institutional protocols for lab, experiments and animal work
  2. Develop and maintain lab infrastructure
  3. Ordering of lab supplies and reagents
  4. Active participation in the creation and management of grant applications
  5. Coordination of regulatory issues (Ethics committee approvals, Equipment safety and efficacy, due diligence documentation)
  6. Coordination with Legal, Technology Transfer Offices and Patent lawyers for Intellectual Property management and all other legal issues
  7. Ensure financial and administrative project follow-up: track project financial performance and report accordingly, and track of project progress and meet workplan deadlines/deliverables
  8. Coordination of regular events agenda (calendar management, group meetings, seminars, scientific paper discussion meetings, online meetings, work events, etc.)
  9. Supervision of students

Profile of candidates/requirements:

  1. MSc or PhD degree in molecular biology, biotechnology, genomics or related field
  2. Solid knowledge and familiarity with laboratory techniques in molecular biology and genomics
  3. Ability to work in interdisciplinary team and manage projects and people
  4. Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  5. Proactive, organized, with good time management
  6. Excellent problem-solving skills
  7. Experience with Microsoft and Google-based platforms (Word, Excel, Gmail, Google Calendar)
  8. Experience in grant management and knowledge of funding opportunities at the local/national/EU-international levels
  9. Direct experience with management and coordination of scientific research, public tenders and equipment procurement especially in public Polish research institutions, etc.

Required documents:

  1. CV
  2. Cover letter
  3. Copy of PhD diploma
  4. Name and contact information for 1 referee

Key evaluation criteria:

  1. Creativity measured by the quality and number of scientific publications or other documented activities
  2. Knowledge of laboratory techniques in molecular biology and genomics
  3. Ability to fulfill expected responsibilities in lab management
  4. Ability to collaborate with other managers, employees and supervisor
  5. Prior experience with grant management in PL/EU
  6. Communication skills

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

How to apply:

Please submit the listed documents to: icter_jobs@ichf.edu.pl.
Kindly specify in the application topic: MCBO-2_10/2024.
Application deadline: 19.05.2024.
For more details about the position please visit: www.icter.pl or contact Dr. Marcin Tabaka (e-mail: mtabaka@ichf.edu.pl).

Successful candidates fulfilling the selection criteria and qualifications will be invited for an interview. The competition results shall be announced by May, 31 2024.

The competition may be extended until a suitable candidate fulfils all requirements.

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). It welcomes applications from all qualified candidates who fulfil the requirements specified in this announcement.

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25.04.2024

PhD student in Machine Learning, Computational Biology, Bioinformatics (MCBO-2_8/2024) – competition ended, vacancy filled

ICTER seeks applicants with a MSc degree, and experience in machine and deep learning as well as bioinformatics.

The PhD student 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 positions will be assigned to the Computational Genomics Group. 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 (https://tabaka-lab.org).

Number of job offers: 1

Remuneration: 7 700 PLN gross/month.

Position starts on: to be arranged with a candidate.

Maximum period of contract/stipend agreement: 30.06.2025 (with a possibility of extension not longer than 31.12.2028).

Institution: International Centre for Translational Eye Research (Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences), Warsaw, Poland.

Project leader: Prof. Maciej Wojtkowski.
Group Leader: Dr. Marcin Tabaka.

Project title:
International Centre for Translational Eye Research.

The „International Centre for Translational Eye Research” project is carried out within the MAB FENG action 02.01. of the Foundation for Polish Science co-financed by the European Union under the European Regional Development Fund, European Funds for Smart Economy, agreement no. FENG.02.01-IP.05-T005/23. It is a collaboration between the Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS and University College London, UK.

Project description: The International Centre for Translational Eye Research (ICTER) is a multi-investigator centre for eye research as related to imaging and biochemical techniques to support advances in understanding the etiology and treatment of human blinding diseases. The new research agenda (carried under International Research Agenda project no. FENG.02.01-IP.05-T005/23) aims to develop new tools for safer and more effective surgical interventions, new therapies for eye diseases, and diagnostic methods to improve prognosis and restore vision. The main technology to be developed under this program will be a novel robotic system for delivering drugs to the eye and performing a tissue biopsy, in which a robotic system will assist in the micromanipulation of the injection device with 3-D localized imaging.

Further information on the research priorities and current expertise of our Centre can be found at http://www.icter.pl.

Key responsabilities include:

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

Profile of candidates/requirements:

  1. MSc degree in Math, Statistics, Physics, Computer Science or related quantitative discipline
  2. Background in statistics, machine and/or deep learning
  3. Knowledge of at least one modern programming language.
  4. Experience in analysis of developmental and spatial single-cell multimodal data
  5. Excellent programming skills in python
  6. Familiarity with Unix command-line tools
  7. Excellent communication and organizational skills
  8. Ability to work independently and interact effectively in an interdisciplinary team
  9. Proficiency in English, both spoken and written
  10. Good communication skills
  11. Involvement in student and professional organizations, participation in conferences is a plus.

Required documents:

  1. CV (including a list of projects/publications)
  2. Cover letter
  3. Copy of PhD diploma
  4. Confirmation of attendance at a PhD school or, in other cases, a declaration of commitment to work towards doing external PhD studies

Key evaluation criteria:

  1. Familiarity with statistics, machine and/or deep learning
  2. Competences of the candidate with respect to specific tasks in a research project
  3. Knowledge of at least one modern programming language
  4. Experience with Python
  5. Familiarity with Unix command-line tools
  6. Previous educational/scientific achievements
  7. Awards and distinctions

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

How to apply:

Please submit the listed documents to: icter_jobs@ichf.edu.pl.
Kindly specify in the application topic: MCBO-2_8/2024.
Application deadline: 19.05.2024.
For more details about the position please visit: www.icter.pl or contact Dr. Marcin Tabaka (e-mail: mtabaka@ichf.edu.pl).

Successful candidates fulfilling the selection criteria and qualifications will be invited for an interview (which will most likely take place in an online format on 20-31.05.2024). The competition results shall be announced by May 31, 2024.

The competition may be extended until a suitable candidate fulfils all requirements.

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). It welcomes applications from all qualified candidates who fulfil the requirements specified in this announcement.

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Update:

The competition has now ended and the vacancy has been filled, the results are available in this file:

25.04.2024

PhD student in Optics, Biophysics (MCBO-2_2/2024) – competition ended, vacancy filled

ICTER is looking for candidates with a Master’s degree experience in physics, optics and photonics, and biomedical engineering data analysis. Candidates should be interested in translational research and developing new therapies to cure blindness or other diseases.

The PhD scholar will directly impact 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.

Number of job offers: 1

Remuneration: 7 700 PLN gross/month.

Position starts on: 01.07.2024 (and onwards, depending on the applicant’s availability).

Maximum period of contract/stipend agreement: 30.06.2025 (with a possibility of extension not longer than 31.12.2028).

Institution: International Centre for Translational Eye Research (Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences), Warsaw, Poland.

Project leader: Prof. Maciej Wojtkowski.
Group Leader: Prof. Maciej Wojtkowski.

Project title:
International Centre for Translational Eye Research.

The „International Centre for Translational Eye Research” project is carried out within the MAB FENG action 02.01. of the Foundation for Polish Science co-financed by the European Union under the European Regional Development Fund, European Funds for Smart Economy, agreement no. FENG.02.01-IP.05-T005/23. It is a collaboration between the Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS and University College London, UK.

Project description: The International Centre 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 of human blinding diseases. The new research agenda (carried under International Research Agenda project no. FENG.02.01-IP.05-T005/23) aims to develop new tools for safer and more effective surgical interventions, new therapies for eye diseases, and diagnostic methods to improve prognosis and restore vision. The main technology to be developed under this program will be a novel robotic system for delivering drugs to the eye and performing a tissue biopsy, in which a robotic system will assist in the micromanipulation of the injection device with 3-D localized imaging.

Further information on the research priorities and current expertise of our Center can be found at http://www.icter.pl.

Key responsabilities include:

  1. Designing and construction of experimental systems
  2. Implementation and development of data processing algorithms and verification of theoretical models based on experimental data
  3. Performing measurements with human subjects
  4. Statistical analysis of data
  5. Writing publications and reports
  6. Active participation in conferences

Profile of candidates/requirements:

  1. MSc diploma in physics, photonics, engineering or similar field
  2. PhD student
  3. Knowledge of the structure and function of the human eye
  4. Experience in laboratory measurements with humans
  5. Excellent communication and organizational skills
  6. Analytical and critical problem-solving skills mindset
  7. Proficiency in English, both spoken and written

Required documents:

  1. CV (including a list of projects/publications)
  2. Cover letter
  3. Copy of MSc diploma (or equivalent)
  4. Confirmation of attendance at a PhD school or, in other cases, a declaration of commitment to work towards doing external PhD studies

Key evaluation criteria:

  1. Competences of the candidate with respect to specific tasks in a research project
  2. Documented work experience in eye research
  3. Previous educational/scientific achievements of the candidate
  4. Awards and distinctions of the candidate

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

How to apply:

Please submit the listed documents to: icter_jobs@ichf.edu.pl.
Kindly specify in the application topic: MCBO-2_2/2024.
Application deadline: 19.05.2024.
For more details about the position please visit (website/webpage address): www.icter.pl or contact Anna Salamończyk (e-mail: asalamonczyk@ichf.edu.pl).

Successful candidates fulfilling the selection criteria and qualifications will be invited for an interview (which will most likely take place in an online format on 20-30.05.2024). The competition results shall be announced by the end of May 2024.

The competition may be extended until a suitable candidate fulfills all requirements.

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). It welcomes applications from all qualified candidates who fulfill the requirements specified in this announcement.

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Update:

The competition has now ended and the vacancy has been filled, the results are available in this file:

23.04.2024

PhD student in Optics, Biophysics (MCBO-2_1/2024) – competition ended, vacancy filled

ICTER is looking for candidates with a Master’s degree experience 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 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.

Number of job offers: 1

Remuneration: 7 700 PLN gross/month.

Position starts on: 01.07.2024 (and onwards, depending on the applicant’s availability).

Maximum period of contract/stipend agreement: 30.06.2025 (with a possibility of extension not longer than 31.12.2028).

Institution: International Centre for Translational Eye Research (Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences), Warsaw, Poland.

Project leader: Prof. Maciej Wojtkowski.
Group Leader: Prof. Maciej Wojtkowski.

Project title:
International Centre for Translational Eye Research.

The „International Centre for Translational Eye Research” project is carried out within the MAB FENG action 02.01. of the Foundation for Polish Science co-financed by the European Union under the European Regional Development Fund, European Funds for Smart Economy, agreement no. FENG.02.01-IP.05-T005/23. It is a collaboration between the Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS and University College London, UK.

Project description: The International Centre 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 of human blinding diseases. The new research agenda (carried under International Research Agenda project no. FENG.02.01-IP.05-T005/23) aims to develop new tools for safer and more effective surgical interventions, new therapies for eye diseases, and diagnostic methods to improve prognosis and restore vision. The main technology to be developed under this program will be a novel robotic system for delivering drugs to the eye and performing a tissue biopsy, in which a robotic system will assist in the micromanipulation of the injection device with 3-D localized imaging.

Further information on the research priorities and current expertise of our Center can be found at http://www.icter.pl.

Key responsabilities 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.

Profile of candidates/requirements:

  1. MSc diploma in physics, photonics, engineering, optometry or similar field.
  2. PhD student
  3. Knowledge of 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.

Required documents:

  1. CV (including a list of projects/publications)
  2. Cover letter
  3. Copy of MSc diploma (or equivalent)
  4. Confirmation of attendance at a PhD school or, in other cases, a declaration of commitment to work towards doing external PhD studies

Key evaluation criteria:

  1. Documented work experience in eye research
  2. Competencies of the candidate with respect to specific tasks in a research project
  3. Previous educational/scientific achievements of the candidate
  4. Awards and distinctions of the candidate

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

How to apply:

Please submit the listed documents to: icter_jobs@ichf.edu.pl.
Kindly specify in the application topic: MCBO-2_1/2024.
Application deadline: 19.05.2024.
For more details about the position please visit (website/webpage address): www.icter.pl or contact Anna Salamończyk (e-mail: asalamonczyk@ichf.edu.pl).

Successful candidates fulfilling the selection criteria and qualifications will be invited for an interview (which will most likely take place in an online format on 20-30.05.2024). The competition results shall be announced by the end of May 2024.

The competition may be extended until a suitable candidate who fulfills all requirements is found.

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.

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Update:

The competition has now ended and the vacancy has been filled, the results are available in this file:

15.04.2024

PhD student in Physics, Optics & Engineering (MCBO-2_5/2024) – competition ended, vacancy filled

The IDoc Laboratory seeks PhD candidate with experience in optical system design, construction, and testing. The PhD student 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 positions will be assigned to the Image-guided Devices for Ophthalmic Care (IDoc) group. Within ICTER, the IDoc Laboratory, seeks to work on development and testing of multi-beams OCT for simultaneous probing of cornea deformation induced with non-contact stimulus. The system will allow for fast screening of early stage keratoconus. On the other hand, The IDoc lab seeks to develop a novel platform for intraoperative ophthalmic OCT image guidance of robotic-aided treatments to fulfil unmet surgical needs in minimally invasive surgery on the eye (anterior and posterior pole). Novel IR shadowless optical sheathing for smart surgical instruments will be developed.

Profile of candidates/requirements:

  1. Holds a Master’s in engineering, physics, or related fields
  2. Background knowledge and documented hands-on experience in at least two of the following:
    • Image acquisition, processing and visualization (e.g. with MATLAB, Python, LabView)
    • OCT, interferometry/holography, Fourier optics
    • Optical and optomechanical system design (e.g. Zemax, Solidworks)Practical optical system and device construction and testing
    • Micro-optics fabrication and probes
  3. Very good written and oral communication skills in English
  4. High motivation, analytical skills, and independent thinking
  5. Good interpersonal skills, ability to work in a team, collaborative attitude
  6. A proactive approach to problem solving, achieving tasks and objectives in a timely manner
  7. Eligibility for PhD studies in Poland with current enrolment is preferred
  8. Confirmation of attendance at a Pd.D. school, in other cases the possibility of doing external Ph.D. studies

Key responsibilities include:

  1. Carrying out research according to the research project schedule, which includes:
    • Processing signal and image data from FF-OCT equipment
    • Delivering presentations on research findings at conferences and group meetings
    • Actively engaging in scientific endeavors within the IDoc Group
    • Analyzing functional eye and brain data obtained from animal models
  2. Participating in additional research projects as assigned and agreed upon within the laboratory’s scope of work.
  3. Designing and building optical measurement systems, whether in a laboratory environment or for use in preclinical or clinical settings.
  4. Collaborating closely with fellow team members.
  5. Collecting experimental data under various laboratory or preclinical/clinical conditions.
  6. Developing techniques for processing and interpreting gathered data.
  7. Conducting advanced and impactful research in biophotonics and biomedical optical engineering, disseminating findings through peer-reviewed publications and conference presentations as necessary.
  8. Reporting on research activities and findings through reports, presentations, and scientific publications, sharing insights with colleagues within the team, laboratory, center, or institute, as well as with visitors, peers, and potential sponsors.
  9. Assisting in the supervision of master’s and undergraduate students when required.
  10. Fulfilling any other tasks as assigned.

Key assesment criteria:

  1. Documented professional experience fitting the profile requirements
  2. Creativity measured by the quality and number of scientific publications, conference submissions/presentations in which the candidate is an author and patent applications/patents, if applicable
  3. Additional relevant courses or certificates

Required documents:

  • CV (including a list of projects/publications)
  • Scanned copy of the master’s diploma
  • Cover letter
  • Name and addresses of two references

We offer:

  1. Employment contract;
  2. Opportunity to work in an innovative scientific environment;
  3. International cooperation with experienced researchers;
  4. Competitive salary;

How to apply:

Please submit the required documents to: Icter_jobs@ichf.edu.pl

Kindly specify in the application topic: Recruitment no. MCBO-2_5/2024

Application deadline: May 10, 2024

For more details about the position please contact: Katarzyna Wybrańska (kwybranska@ichf-edu-pl)

Successful candidates fulfilling the selection criteria and qualifications will be invited for an interview (which will most likely take place in person on Tuesday 14th of May). The competition results shall be announced by end of May 2024.

The competition may be extended until a suitable candidate who fulfills all requirements is found

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.

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Update:

The competition has now ended and the vacancy has been filled, the results are available in this file: