PhD Student in the Optical Imaging Group (vacancy filled)

ICTER is looking for candidates with a Master degree experienced in physics, optics and photonics, optometry, 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.


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
  5. Access to well-staffed core facilities

Eligibility criteria

Application deadline: 18 August 2022, 12pm GMT+2

  1. CV (including a list of projects)
  2. Cover letter 
  3. Copy of MSc diploma ( or equivalent) or confirmed certificate of the expected date of obtaining the Masters’s degree. Please bear in mind that without a Master’s degree employment will not be possible.

Key evaluation 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

Successful candidates fulfilling the main eligibility criteria and qualifications will be invited for an interview, which will be scheduled between 18 – 23 August 2022. Competition results shall be announced by the end of August 2022.

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.

Selection process

Please submit the required documents to:


Kindly specify in the application topic: Recruitment no. MCBO 64/2022

Required Research Experiences



Offer Requirements


ENGLISH: Excellent


Key responsibilities 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 at the moment of starting work within the Project
  2. A commitment to become a doctoral student within 6 months of starting work
  3. Knowledge on 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

Specific Requirements

 Required documents:

  1. CV (including list of projects)
  2. Cover letter
  3. 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

Euraxess link: PhD Student | EURAXESS (europa.eu)

General information clause: https://icter.pl/wp-content/uploads/2021/12/General-Information-Clause-Recruitment.pdf