1. Nicolaus Copernicus University has vacancies for 2 post-doc positions funded for a period of 36 months

    Nicolaus Copernicus University has vacancies for 2 post-doc positions funded for a period of 36 months

    Nicolaus Copernicus University (NCU), ToruĊ„, Poland has vacancies for 2 post-doc positions, funded for a period of 36 months within the frames of TEAM program. Post-docs will be employed at Nicolaus Copernicus University (http://www.umk.pl/en/) with full employee benefits, and they will receive a scholarship at the amount of 5 000 PLN.

    TEAM Program, founded by The Foundation for Polish Science (FNP) is a project aiming at increase in engagement of young scientists in research performed by the best teams and in the best laboratories in Poland. The program is addressed to research teams’ leaders intending to engage students, PhD students or young PhDs (up to 4 years after the PhD) in the project.

    The project, entitled

    ‘NOVEL OPTICAL TECHNIQUES FOR ENHANCED STRUCTURAL, FUNCTIONAL AND DYNAMICAL IMAGING OF ANTERIOR AND POSTERIOR SEGMENTS OF THE EYE’

    consists of two independent parts:

    The objective of the first part of the project is to broaden knowledge about the dynamic optical processes in the human retina especially these based on auto-fluorescence of retinal tissue, to develop novel ultrahigh resolution, optical imaging modality for visualization of morphology and function of the human retina. The objective of the second part of the project is to develop new, high performance imaging technology, that will have widespread research and clinical applications, to elucidate changes in morphology and biomechanical properties of the anterior segment of the human eye.

    Responsibilities

    The research conducted by one Post-Doc will involve the spectroscopic studies, theoretical modeling, construction of laboratory set-ups for initial spectroscopic measurements and for measurements in the human eye. The other post-doc hosted by NCU will investigate novel measurement methods based on Optical Coherence Elastography (OCE) to elucidate biomechanical properties of the anterior segment of the eye. The post-docs will join the Optical Biomedical Imaging Group, Institute of Physics at NCU (http://obig.fizyka.umk.pl) and will be supervised by Dr. hab. Maciej Wojtkowski. They will collaborate with two very dynamic and very efficient research groups lead by prof. Alexander Wei from Purdue University and prof. Robert Huber from Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich.

    Requirements

    Candidates with a PhD in physics, optical engineering or electronic engineering and laboratory experience in one of the following areas: biomedical optical imaging, interferometry, optical microscopy, Raman spectroscopy, optical spectroscopy, pump probe spectroscopy or optical coherence tomography are encouraged to apply. Applications should include a CV (including publication list), scanned copy the doctoral degree certificate and a cover letter. The letter should indicate the preferred start date, a brief description of research interests and skills and a statement of long term career goals. The application should be submitted electronically to dr hab. Maciej Wojtkowski (max@fizyka.umk.pl). Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

    The applicants will be required to satisfy the eligibility criteria for The Foundation for Polish Science (FNP) i.e.: - Must be within the first four years (full-time equivalent) after graduation The applicant will also be expected to have a doctoral degree in physics, optics, electrical engineering or a related discipline.

    Contact info: Monika Fojt - mfojt@fizyka.umk.pl

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