A faculty position and two postdoctoral positions in the field of biomedical imaging are available at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland
A faculty position and two postdoctoral positions in the field of biomedical imaging are available at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, Poland in the Medical Physics Research Laboratory of dr hab. Maciej Wojtkowski. The faculty position and the first postdoctoral position are available starting in October 2010. The second postdoctoral position will be available in the early 2011. In all cases the initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility of extension to three years upon mutual agreement. The research is a part of the project entitled “Functional and Structural imaging by Fourier domain Optical Coherence Tomography” founded in the frames of European Young Investigator Award (EURYI).
The research will involve the study of receiving new information on morphology and function of living organisms by development of coherence imaging techniques. The starting point is the development of novel methodologies based on Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT), which might be useful for quantitative assessment of early structural and functional changes in the living tissue. Optical Coherence Tomography can perform micron-scale, cross-sectional imaging of biological microstructure in real time and three dimensions. Further development of OCT using Fourier domain detection can provide visualization of physiological parameters in addition to morphological imaging. Additional combination of OCT with fluorescence microscopy has potential of increasing spatial, transverse resolution to the sub-cellular level.
Candidates with a PhD in physics, optical engineering or electronic engineering and laboratory experience in one of the following areas: interferometry, Raman spectroscopy, optical spectroscopy, pump probe spectroscopy or optical coherence tomography are encouraged to apply. Applications should include a CV (including publication list) and a cover letter. The letter should indicate the preferred start date, a brief description of research interests and skills and a statement of your long term career goals. The application should be submitted electronically to dr hab. Maciej Wojtkowski (firstname.lastname@example.org). Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Nicolaus Copernicus University (NCU) is one of the biggest academic institutions in Poland with the total number of 14 divisions, 54 faculties and 40.000 students. The Medical Physics Group is part of the Institute of Physics of the Nicolaus Copernicus University, which has a long research tradition of excellence in optics and spectroscopy. The Medical Physics Group started in 1999 and it is one of the few pioneering European research groups developing Fourier domain OCT. It has been rapidly expanding and winning new lab and office spaces since 1999. Presently group has 3 freshly renovated optical laboratories, 7 offices and a seminar room. The group is strengthened by three post-doctoral associates and six PhD students.
dr hab.Maciej Wojtkowski
Institute of Physics
ul. Grudziadzka 5 / 87-100 Torun / Poland
tel. ++48-56-611-3213 / fax. ++48-56-622-53-97