Institution: Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Informatics
Position: Research Adjunct
The Field of Physical Sciences - Biophysics, Physics,
Keywords: physics, biophysics, optics, engineering, biomedical imaging, light scattering and refraction, interference, signal processing
Description (field, expectations, comments):
The competition is open to persons who meet the conditions set out in Article 113 of the Act of 20 July 2018 - Law on higher education and science (Journal of Laws of 2018, item 1668) and the following qualification criteria:
• PhD degree in physics, biophysics, engineering or other related field (no more than 5 years after obtaining the degree),
• a track record in achievements in research (publications, conference presentations etc.),
• research experience at least in one of the following fields: optics, optical engineering, biomedical imaging, interferometry, optical microscopy, optical coherence tomography, automation / robotics,
• skills in signal processing (advantageous),
• motivation to conduct research and to turn challenges to opportunities,
• independence in doing research and strong interest in the topic (optics, applications of new technologies in ophthalmology etc.),
• developed written and verbal communication skills (English required, Polish not required),
• willingness to work in a dynamic research team.
This Research position will be a key appointment for the project entitled Lenticular and vitreal light scattering and refraction for tomorrow's eye diagnostics financed by the Foundation for Polish Science (Programme TEAM) from the Smart Growth Operational Programme funds (PO IR) in 2014-2020. The project aims at the development and clinical validation of novel imaging-based tools to extract spatially resolved information on the light scattering and refraction in the ocular structures and media. The project addresses fundamental challenges regarding non-invasive measurements of the optical properties of ocular structures that form a step change in the paradigm in the diagnostics and treatment of vision-threatening conditions. The entire project implements a trans-disciplinary approach to the conducted studies, which integrate clinical ophthalmology and vision science with physical optics and optical engineering.
We offer the conditions enabling fast career development, i.e. work in dynamic research group (Bio-Optics & Optical Engineering Lab), attractive research topic, inspiring atmosphere and international collaborations that are ideal for young researchers to develop their career at best. The city of Toruń is also well known from its unique Gothic heritage, local customs and a variety of cultural events and festivals. The position does not include any teaching obligations. The position is a 12-month appointment with the opportunity to extend to next 2 years. Expected salary: 15000 PLN (brutto brutto) / 11500 PLN (brutto). We do expect to start in February 2019.
Additional information: Documents should be submitted to the Dean of the Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Informatics in Toruń, ul. Grudziądzka 5, room 355, on or before 10.01.2019. For more information e-mail Prof. Ireneusz Grulkowski at: email@example.com. The contest will be adjudicated no later than 16.01.2019 r. Your expected employment will commence on 01.02.2019. NCU declares the right not to choose any candidate. The applicants will be contacted for interview to schedule time. The application should refer to WFAiIS-7/ZBiFM/2018.