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PostDoc position [MCBO 7/2020

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    Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences
    Biological sciencesOther
    EngineeringComputer engineering
    Established Researcher (R3)
    31/07/2020 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
    Poland › Warsaw

PostDoc position available in the International Centre for Translational Eye Research, a subunit of the Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS within the International Research Agenda funded by Foundation for Polish Science Project No. MAB 10/2018 entitled “INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR TRANSLATIONAL EYE RESEARCH (ICTER)” (leader Prof. Maciej Wojtkowski)
The International Center for Translational Eye Research (ICTER) is a multi-investigator center for eye research as related to imaging and biochemical techniques to support advances in understanding the etiology and treatment and human blinding diseases. Further information on the research priorities and current expertise of our Center can be found at http://www.icter.pl.
The ICTER searches candidates with a Ph.D. degree experienced in computational biology techniques such as neuronal network modeling, electrophysiological data analyses and/or machine and deep learning algorithms. Candidates should be interested in translational research and the development of new therapies to cure blindness or other diseases. The postdoctoral scholar will have a direct impact on lab development and its success in publishing in high impact factor journals. The person will be also responsible for performing dynamic research to create a competitive research group. The position will be assigned to Ophthalmic Biology Group led by Andrzej Foik Ph.D. focusing on the development of new viral therapies, visual information processing in the visual system before and after plasticity that happens due to vision recovery or disease.


Full-time employment contract;
2. Opportunity to work in an innovative scientific environment;
3. International cooperation with experienced researchers;
4. Competitive salary;
5. Access to well-staffed core facilities;

10 000 PLN ~2 300 EUR gross/month funded from ICTER

Eligibility criteria

1. competences of the candidate with respect to specific tasks in a research project,
2. previous educational/scientific achievements of the candidate,
3. awards and distinctions of the candidate.

Selection process

Successful candidates fulfilling the main eligibility criteria and qualifications will be invited for an interview (which will most likely take place form 03.08.2020 or later. The competition results shall be announced most likely by 17.08.2020.
The International Centre for Translational Eye Research (Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS) 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.

Complete application should include the following items:
• CV;
• Cover letter;
• List of managed project and publications
• Copy of Ph.D. Diploma or equivalent;
• Opinion about the candidate (2 referees).

Incomplete applications may be not considered.
We reserve the right to contact and reply only to selected candidates.

The best candidates who meet the competition requirements will be invited for an interview (or a conference-call). The interviews will take place form 03.08.2020.

The results of the recruitment will be announced most likely by 17.08.2020.

The scholarship will be awarded under the Employment policy of the Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS (http://ichf.edu.pl/employment_policy.pdf) and ICTER under the FNP regulations.

Additional comments

IMPORTANT: email title should be “Rekrutacja nr MCBO 7/2020, applications send without this reference number in the title will not be considered.

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The controller of your personal data is the International Centre for Translational Eye Research with its registered office in Warsaw, NIP: 1080023333 (the "ICTER"). ICTER will process your data for the purpose of carrying out scientific and research activities, providing services and contact with ICTER, on the basis of a contract (in connection with the performance of the contract or in order to take action on your request before the contract is concluded – Article 6, paragraph 1, letter b) of GDPR), the legitimate interest of ICTER (Article 6, paragraph 1, letter f) of the GDPR) and legal provisions (Article 6, paragraph 1, letter c) of the GDPR) - depending on the circumstances.
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Required Research Experiences

    Biological sciencesOther
    4 - 10

Offer Requirements

    Biological sciences: PhD or equivalent
    Engineering: PhD or equivalent
    ENGLISH: Excellent


1. Ph.D. degree in neuroinformatics or related, (obtained not earlier than 1 January 2016) 2. Good programing skills and knowledge of Matlab, Python and network modeling environments such as Neuron 3. Strong work dedication, work ethics, discipline and independence; 4. Documented work experience in grant applying and manuscript writing; 5. Ability to work in a team and manage projects; 6. Proficiency in English, both spoken and written.

Specific Requirements

1. Broad knowledge of data analysis; 2. Knowledge about neuronal network design and tools. 3. Good problem-solving skills and creativity.

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