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Recruitment no. 43/2021 – Post – doc position

    Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences
    EngineeringBiomedical engineering
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    30/09/2021 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
    Poland › Warsaw
    Recruitment No 43/2021


We encourage applicants for Post – doc position in the Physical Optics and Biophotonics Group (POB) at Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS, Warsaw, Poland. The position is a part of the DAINA 2 „Objętościowa rekonstrukcja obrazowa z filtracją nadmiarowej informacji fazowej” project nr 2020/38/L/ST2/00556

The aim of this project is to introduce and experimentally verify the authors’ original description of physical processes related to the influence of light with partial spatial coherence on image reconstruction in the presence of optical heterogeneity. The proposed research works will allow for better understanding of physical and technical limitations for the case of imaging with partially spatially coherent light in systems with phase-sensitive (interferometric or holographic) detection.

In this fundamental research program, we would like to solve one of the most basic problems of optics, which is in-vivo microscopic imaging in biological samples. The objective of this project is to broaden our knowledge about the image formation process in the presence of highly scattering media.

The leading hypothesis in this project is the assumption that it is possible to introduce spatial modulation of the phase of spatially coherent light in a controlled way so as to achieve noninvasive three dimensional imaging reconstruction with quality of cross-sectional images comparable to that obtained by microscopy with spatially incoherent light.

We are looking for a person with at least 4 years of experience in optical laboratory lab environment (e.g. proper handling of bulk and fiber optical components), especially in creating and designing complex optical imaging setups. Successful candidate will also produce and maintain prototype software for control of peripheral equipment, data acquisition and data processing.


  • Construction, rearranging and examination of optical setups;
  • Measurement data analysis
  • Maintenance of software developed for measuring stands and prototype instruments
  • Automation of iterative computational adaptive optics,
  • Preparing of training datasets and develop neural networks for computational aberration correction,
  • Combining and applying computational aberration correction with dynamic light modulation,
  • Presenting progress on conferences, internal group meetings, and seminars.
  • Data analysis, writing reports and scientific publications
  • Cooperation with researchers, including communication with English-speaking colleagues

More Information


    • a full contract (supported by NCN DAINA 2 „Objętościowa rekonstrukcja obrazowa z filtracją nadmiarowej informacji fazowej” grant nr 2020/38/L/ST2/00556 with prolongation option depending on project regulations and funds);
    • competitive salary (up to 11 000 PLN/month gross, depending on experience);
    • opportunity to work in interdisciplinary research department with strong support from chemistry and physics groups within the Institute;
    • collaboration with industrial and research partners.

Career development benefits:

  • The successful candidate will be part of a highly experienced, multi-disciplinary team. He/She will have the possibility to broaden his/her knowledge and confront themselves with new tasks resulting in new technical solutions and applications. See also: http://pob-lab.com;
  • Institute provides opportunity to participate in ERASMUS + programme.

Eligibility criteria

PhD in physics/engineering, specialized in optics

Selection process

Complete application should include the following documents:

  • Curriculum vitae;
  • Motivation letter;
  • Scan or photocopy of the candidate's PhD diploma;
  • Description of achievements with an emphasis on projects, tasks dealt with, publications (if applicable) etc. related to the required substantial qualifications;
  • Application deadline is on 30th September 2021, 11:00
  • The incomplete applications will be not considered
  • Successful candidates fulfilling the main eligibility criteria will be invited for an interview. The interview will be carried out between 6th -8th October2021 in IPC PAS or online.
    • Expected start date of working in-situ is 15th October 2021.
    • Apply via email: rekrutacja@ichf.edu.pl, IMPORTANT: email title “Rekrutacja nr 43_2021”.

Additional comments

Apply via email: rekrutacja@ichf.edu.pl, IMPORTANT: email title “Rekrutacja nr 43/2021”

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Required Research Experiences

    EngineeringBiomedical engineering
    4 - 10

Offer Requirements

    ENGLISH: Good


We are looking for a 1st person (co-investigator) who will be responsible for the most of theoretical work, computer simulations, programming of data acquisition and final data processing. She/he will also actively take part in conducting experiments, writing publications, patents etc. Coinvestigator is supposed to "generate" 40% of all results required to solve all three scientific tasks.

Development of dynamic spatial coherence theory, optimization of phase masks, creating algorithms, writing software for data acquisition and data processing, constructing initial optical set-up for experimental verification of the model.


We are looking for a 2nd co-investigator who will be responsible for the most of experimental optical actions, construction of experimental instruments and performing all required optimization. She/he will lead in conducting experiments as well as writing publications, patents etc. Tasks: Construction of optical STOC-FD-FF-OCT set-ups, design and construction of systems using alternative spatial light modulators (multimode fibers), development of high speed imaging instruments using spatial phase modulators, development of multimodal instrumentation using STOC and standard microscope, conducting experiments and performing data analysis, preparation of phantoms.

Specific Requirements

  • PhD degree in physics/engineering (optics, automatics, informatics, electronics) obtained not earlier than 7 years before starting working for the project.
  • Computer programming advanced skills (Python, Matlab, C++),
  • Prior experience of implementing and using deep learning algorithms with TensorFlow, Keras API or any other equivalent library
  • Creativity and enthusiasm measured by the quality and number of projects, study record, internships
  • authorship in peer-reviewed publications and patents in which the Candidate participated and contributed.
  • Analytical thinking and critical problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication, organization and time management skills
  • Experimental experience in optical physics
  • Fluent in spoken and written English
  • Flexibility and ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural research team
  • Direct experience with optical imaging is an asset
  • experience in customization and commercialization of optical setups
  • experience in medical application of devices based on optical solutions

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