Post-doc within the DAINA project (vacancy filled)


Kategorie oferty / Offer cathegories:  Specialist (engineer position)Post-doc
Numer referencyjny Reference number21/2022
Miejsce pracy Place of work Physical Optics and Biophotonics Group (POB)  Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS, Warsaw, Poland.
Instytucja finansująca Funding institution Narodowe Centrum Nauki  
Opis projektu – Project description
Tytuł, rodzaj i numer projektu Project title, type and project number  Objętościowa rekonstrukcja obrazowa z filtracją nadmiarowej informacji fazowej” DAINA 2 nr 2020/38/L/ST2/00556
Kierownik projektu Project leader  Prof. dr hab. M. Wojtkowski
Opis Description  The aim of this project is to introduce and experimentally verify the authors’ original description of physical processes related to the influence of light with partial spatial coherence on image reconstruction in the presence of optical heterogeneity. The proposed research works will allow for better understanding of physical and technical limitations for the case of imaging with partially spatially coherent light in systems with phase-sensitive (interferometric or holographic) detection. In this fundamental research program, we would like to solve one of the most basic problems of optics, which is in-vivo microscopic imaging in biological samples. The objective of this project is to broaden our knowledge about the image formation process in the presence of highly scattering media. The leading hypothesis in this project is the assumption that it is possible to introduce spatial modulation of the phase of spatially coherent light in a controlled way so as to achieve noninvasive three-dimensional imaging reconstruction with quality of cross-sectional images comparable to that obtained by microscopy with spatially incoherent light.
Opis stanowiska – Job description
Liczba wakatów Number of vacancies  2
Zadania i obowiązki w projekcie Key responsibilities include  Successful candidate tasks: Construction, rearranging, and examination of optical setups; Measurement data analysis maintenance of software developed for measuring stands and prototype instrument automation of iterative computational adaptive optics, Preparing of training datasets and develop neural networks for computational aberration correction, Combining and applying computational aberration correction with dynamic light modulation, Presenting progress on conferences, internal group meetings, and seminars.Data analysis, writing reports and scientific publicationsCooperation with researchers, including communication with English-speaking colleagues  
Oferta – Offer
Nazwa stanowiska Position in the project  Post- doc
Definicja stanowiska w rozumieniu dokumentacji konkursowej NCN (jeśli dotyczy) Name of the post and its definition in the meaning of the grant documentation  A post-doc position should be understood as a full-time position for a person who obtained a doctoral degree not earlier than 7 years before the year of employment in the project (taking into account the gaps specified in the definition of post-doc position included in the Rules of Funding Implementation of Tasks Financed by the National Centre of Science in the area of research projects, post-doctoral internships and doctoral fellowships, hereinafter referred to as “Rules”) and who was employed for this position in an open competition. These may be post-doc positions financed from the funds allocated for the implementation of NCN projects and from other sources e.g. projects financed by FNP and others.   A person employed on this position within the last two years before taking up employment in the project must not be employed on the basis of an employment contract in the entity where the research project will be implemented
Forma zatrudnienia Job type  Type of contract: temporary Status: full-time empoyment Hours Per Week: 40  
Wynagrodzenie/stypendium/miesiąc Salary/Stipend amount/monthup to 11 000 PLN/month gross, depending on experience
Planowana data rozpoczęcia pracy w projekcie Position starts on15/09/2022
Okres zatrudnienia/stypendium* Maximum planned period of contract/stipend agreement*36 months
Oferujemy We offer  a full contract (supported by NCN DAINA 2 „Objętościowa rekonstrukcja obrazowa z filtracją nadmiarowej informacji fazowejgrant nr 2020/38/L/ST2/00556 with prolongation option depending on project regulations and funds); competitive salary (up to 11 000 PLN/month gross, depending on experience); opportunity to work in interdisciplinary research department with strong support from chemistry and physics groups within the Institute; collaboration with industrial and research partners.  
Opis perspektyw rozwoju kariery w IChF (jeśli dotyczy) Career development prospects at IPC PAS (if applicable)  The successful candidate will be part of a highly experienced, multi-disciplinary team. He/She will have the possibility to broaden his/her knowledge and confront themselves with new tasks resulting in new technical solutions and applications. See also:  http://pob-lab.com;  Institute provides opportunity to participate in the ERASMUS + programme.  
Wymagania – Requirements
Dyscyplina naukowa** Scientific discipline**PhD  in physics/engineering, specialized in optics  
Profil naukowy kandydata (wybór z R1-R4, FNP, NCN) Scientific profile of a candidate (according to R1-R4 classification)R2 – Recognised Researcher
Wymagania/oczekiwane kompetencje/ Requirements  PhD degree in physics/engineering (optics, automatics, informatics, electronics) obtained not earlier than 7 years before starting working for the project.Computer programming advanced skills (Python, Matlab, C++),Prior experience of implementing and using deep learning algorithms with TensorFlow, Keras API or any other equivalent library creativity and enthusiasm measured by the quality and number of projects, study record, internships, authorship in peer-reviewed publications and patents in which the Candidate participated and contributed. Analytical thinking and critical problem-solving skills. Excellent communication, organization and time management skills. Experimental experience in optical physics. Fluent in spoken and written EnglishFlexibility and ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural research team. Direct experience with optical imaging is an asset. Experience in customization and commercialization of optical setups. Experience in medical application of devices based on optical solutions. We are looking for a 1st person (co-investigator) who will be responsible for the most of theoretical work, computer simulations, programming of data acquisition and final data processing. She/he will also actively take part in conducting experiments, writing publications, patents etc. Coinvestigator is supposed to “generate” 40% of all results required to solve all three scientific tasks. Development of dynamic spatial coherence theory, optimization of phase masks, creating algorithms, writing software for data acquisition and data processing, constructing initial optical set-up for experimental verification of the model. We are looking for a 2nd  co-investigator who will be responsible for the most of experimental optical actions, construction of experimental instruments and performing all required optimization. She/he will lead in conducting experiments as well as writing publications, patents etc. Tasks: Construction of optical STOC-FD-FF-OCT set-ups, design and construction of systems using alternative spatial light modulators (multimode fibers), development of high-speed imaging instruments using spatial phase modulators, development of multimodal instrumentation using STOC and standard microscope, conducting experiments and performing data analysis, preparation of phantoms.    
Kryteria oceny Key assessment criteria  The Commission will take into account the following criteria: Competence for specific tasks in a research project, previous scientific achievements (publication record, H-index etc.), references, and candidate’s own initiative in research projects.
Procedura rekrutacyjna (jeśli dotyczy) Recruitment procedure (if applicable)  The position will be awarded in accordance with the Employment policy of the Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS; Candidates may become acquainted with the employment policy at the IPC PAS on:  https://ichf.edu.pl/files/csr/ipc-procedures.pdf. The Institute is also 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. Recruitment Committee will analyze received applications. Selected candidates will be invited to for an interview in person or online between 5/09 and 7/09. We reserve the right to contact selected candidates only. One candidate will be chosen.The results of the competition are made public.The results of the recruitment will be announced not later than 15th September  2022. If the top candidate does not sign the contract, due to the resignation, we reserve the right to choose the next candidate from the ranking list. Candidates  who  have  been  issued  a  negative  opinion  by  the  Competition  Committee  or  candidates  not selected for employment have the right to appeal against the results of the evaluation. The appeal shall be  lodged  with  the  Director  of  the  Institute  within  7  days  from  the  date  of  receipt  of  the  appropriate information. The decision of the Director of the Institute shall be final. Expected start date of working in-situ is 15th September 2022 depending on candidates availability.   Apply via email: rekrutacja@ichf.edu.pl, IMPORTANT: email title “Rekrutacja nr 21_2022”.  
Wymagane dokumenty Required documentsComplete application should include the following documents: Curriculum vitae; Motivation letter; Scan or photocopy of the candidate’s PhD  diploma; Description of achievements with an emphasis on projects, tasks dealt with, publications (if applicable) etc. related to the required substantial qualifications;  
Dodatkowe Informacje Additional information  https://ichf.edu.pl/zespoly/optyka-fizyczna-i-biofotonika  
Terminy – Deadlines
Termin przyjmowania zgłoszeń Application deadline31/08/2022
Termin rozstrzygnięcia konkursu Deadline for the settlement of the competition  15/09/2022