30/03/2021

Postdoctoral Researcher

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Wrocław University of Science and Technology
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Computer scienceModelling tools
    EngineeringBiomedical engineering
    EngineeringMechanical engineering
    PhysicsBiophysics
    PhysicsClassical mechanics
    PhysicsComputational physics
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    26/06/2021 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Poland › Wrocław
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/10/2021
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    2019/35/B/ST7/03998

OFFER DESCRIPTION

Visual Optics Group at Department of Optics and Photonics, Wrocław University of Science and Technology (vog.pwr.edu.pl) is seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher to work on the basic science project entitled: “Complex analysis of oscillatory inertial movements of the crystalline lens”, funded by National Science Centre (reference number: 2019/35/B/ST7/03998).

The objective of the project is to discover the nature of crystalline lens oscillatory movements, also referred as lens wobbling. These inertial movements are evoked by changing the gaze, when the eye undergoes rapid rotational movement and is suddenly stopped. The wobbling has a nature of damped oscillations, which can be described by their initial amplitude, damping factor and frequency. Although it seems obvious that the intraocular pressure (IOP) has some influence on the parameters of these lens wobbling, the relation between the IOP and the parameters of oscillations has not yet been studied.

The project is meant to merge multidisciplinary research from the areas of biomedical/mechanical engineering, computer science (modelling tools), physics (classical mechanics) and physiological optics.

As a Postdoctoral Researcher you will be responsible for: a) development of a biomechanical porcine and human eyeball FEM model that would include all the relevant structures and material properties that may affect the lens wobbling b) planning and performing the in silico experiments of FEM modelling of the inertial movements of the crystalline lens within the eye (both: porcine and human), c) using the machine learning techniques in order to search for relations between both the mechanical and geometrical parameters of the model, d) analysing the acquired data.
You are also expected to collaborate with team members, perform literature research, participate in lab meetings, prepare manuscripts for publications and present results during scientific conferences.

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Benefits

We offer:

  1. Full employment contract for 12 to 24 months.
  2. Competitive gross salary: 120 000 PLN/year, (approx. 25 000 EUR/year), which is full remuneration cost, including full social security and health insurance.
  3. Position with 100% focus on research (no teaching responsibilities).
  4. Full technical and organizational support from English-speaking personnel.
  5. Participation in international conferences.
  6. Opportunity to work in a team of highly motivated young researchers.
  7. Opportunity to work and live in historic, multicultural city of Wrocław.

Eligibility criteria

According to the REGULATIONS ON AWARDING FUNDING FOR RESEARCH TASKS FUNDED BY THE NATIONAL SCIENCE CENTRE AS REGARDS RESEARCH PROJECTS, the candidates should meet the following criteria:

  • the PhD degree must be obtained within 7 years before joining the project (not earlier than in 2014). This period may be extended by a time of long-term (in excess of 90 days) documented sick leaves or rehabilitation leaves granted on account of being unfit to work. In addition, the period may be extended by the number of months of a child care leave granted pursuant to the Labour Code and in the case of women, by 18 months for every child born or adopted, whichever manner of accounting for career breaks is preferable.
  • the PhD degree must be awarded by another institution than the one planned to employ (Wrocław University of Technology, Faculty of Fundamental Problems of Technology);
  • at the time of receiving remuneration, they will not be receiving any other remuneration paid from the funds granted to research projects under National Research Centre (NCN) calls under the heading of direct costs;
  • in the period of receiving the remuneration they will be receiving no remuneration from another employer pursuant to an employment contract, including an employer with registered office outside of Poland.

Selection process

Required documents:

  1. Personal questionnaire for the person applying for employment (download the form in *.docx format)
  2. Professional curriculum vitae
  3. Copy of higher education diploma
  4. Copy of doctorate certificate
  5. List of publications (including full text files, if possible)
  6. The information clause and the consent clause for personal data processing for Candidates in competitions for academic positions (download the form in *.pdf format)
  7. At least one (max three) reference letters

Please submit all the required documents to damian.siedlecki@pwr.edu.pl with annotation “Wobbling Postdoctoral Researcher” in the subject field.

The selection procedure will have two stages:

Stage 1 – The Committee (comprising the project leader and two researchers from the Department of Optics and Photonics, WUST) will review the documents. This analysis will lead to selection of candidates to participate in stage 2 of the competition. We reserve the right to contact only selected candidates.

Stage 2 – Qualification interviews of candidates with the Committee via online meeting tool (Zoom or MS Teams). The interviews are planned to take place in the first 2 weeks of June 2021.

The competition may be extended until a suitable candidate who fulfils all the requirements is found.

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Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    EngineeringMechanical engineering
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    4 - 10
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    EngineeringBiomedical engineering
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    4 - 10
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    PhysicsComputational physics
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    4 - 10
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    PhysicsBiophysics
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    4 - 10
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    PhysicsClassical mechanics
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    4 - 10
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Computer scienceModelling tools
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    4 - 10

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Engineering: PhD or equivalent
    Physics: PhD or equivalent
    Computer science: PhD or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Good

Skills/Qualifications

  • doctoral degree in mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering or in physical or other relevant field (not earlier than in 2014)
  • experience in modelling of the dynamical processes in FEM software (familiarity with any FEM software is a must)
  • familiarity with the principles of machine learning and surrogate models training
  • good knowledge of description of mechanical material properties (including non-linearity and visco-elasticity) and their implementation to FEM software
  • good knowledge of numerical methods and Matlab environment
  • publication record on FE modelling in use of mechanical, physical and/or biomedical engineering

Specific Requirements

  • willingness to learn and to take new challenges, high motivation, analytical skills and independent thinking
  • ability to work in a team, good organization of work
  • experience with scientific data presentation and manuscript preparation
  • very good written and oral communication skills in English
  • fulfilment the formal criteria of the competition listed in NCN Regulations (in particular in section 2.1 of the document)

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Wrocław University of Science and Technology
Poland
Wrocław
50-370
Wybrzeże Wyspiańskiego 27

EURAXESS offer ID: 621679

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