1. Postdoc in Optics and Biophotonics in the Department of Physical Chemistry of Biological Systems at the Polish Academy of Sciences

    Postdoc in Optics and Biophotonics in the Department of Physical Chemistry of Biological Systems at the Polish Academy of Sciences

    We encourage applicants for Assistant professor (post-doc) position in the Department of Physical Chemistry of Biological Systems at Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS, Warsaw, Poland. This position is a part of the RETURNS project funded by the Polish National Agency For Academic Exchange (NAWA). The RETURNS Project is targeted at development of enhanced polarization contrast optical tomography to improve the outcomes of automatic localization and characterization of malignant tissue.

    Eligibility criteria:

    • PhD degree in engineering, physics, computer science, mathematics, physiology, biology, or similar;
    • Track record of achievements relative to opportunity;
    • Experience (2-4 years) in at least one of: optical coherence tomography, optics experimentation, optical microscopy, optical design, signal processing;
    • Written and verbal skills in the preparation of high-quality publications, presentations and reports.

    Additional qualifications:

    • Practical skills in constructing optical devices;
    • Ability to work collaboratively with a wide variety of personnel at multiple levels of expertise;
    • Proficiency in English;
    • Mobility in his/her scientific career (including completed research internships, change in the scientific profile, internships and work in industry);
    • The number of citations of the candidate's work;
    • Creativity measured by the quality and number of inventions.

    The successful candidate will:

    • closely cooperate with a project leader - dr Karol Karnowski and his collaborators;
    • conduct research on the developments in the area of polarization sensitive optical coherence tomography.

    We offer:

    • a full contract (till the end of project, i.e. 31.12.2022);
    • competitive salary (up to 12 565 PLN/month gross, depending on experience);
    • opportunity to work in interdisciplinary research department;
    • possible collaboration with research partners.

    Applications including:

    1. Curriculum vitae & motivation letter;
    2. Scan or photocopy of the candidate's MSc diploma and PhD degree;
    3. At least one recommendation letter (highly desirable);
    4. If applicable:
    • List of publications (5 most important publications for last 5 years);
    • The number of citations of publications without self-citations, the h index;
    • List of research projects (application, implementation), which were headed by the candidate or where he/she was the main researcher (it should contain major publications that were a result of the implementation of this project, or other tangible results of the project);

    should be sent to rekrutacja@ichf.edu.pl by 14 April 2019Kindly specify in the application topic: Recruitment no. 9/2019.

    One candidate will be chosen. Successful candidates fulfilling the main eligibility criteria and qualifications will be invited for an interview. The competition results shall be announced in late April 2019. Expected start date of working in-situ is May 2019.

    The Institute 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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