Post-doctoral position in Photonics for clinical neurology and neonatalogy

The Medical optics research group led by Prof. Turgut Durduran at ICFO – The Institute of Photonic Sciences in Barcelona, Spain is looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to work in a multi-disciplinary project working with physicists, neurologists, engineers, biologists and clinicians.

This project is part of one local and one international consortia to develop the next generation diffuse optical neuro-monitor. The consortia has partners from local & international hospitals, medical device industry, photonics component industry as well as academic research groups. We will work closely to design, develop, test/validate a new medical prototype and test it on clinical cases in several hospitals.


Candidates must hold an internationally recognized Ph.D.-equivalent degree (or evidence of its completion in the near future) in a relevant field.

Scientific background: Previous experience with diffuse optics for medicine including instrumentation as well as theoretical background. Knowledge in dynamic light scattering and time resolved spectroscopic methods are a plus. Demonstrated experience in translational research in particular in clinical settings is important. A strong publication record and the contact information of three referees is needed.

Computational background must include advanced Matlab/Octave, C/C++ programming, LabView (or similar hardware control platforms) . Demonstrated strength in other similar programming languages/platforms may replace some of the languages.

Experience with opto-electronic instrumentation including photo-multiplier tubes, avalanche photo diodes, photon-counting hardware, basic micro-controller use is a plus.

Persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. No restrictions of citizenship or gender apply to the ICFO positions.

The formal application should be submitted online via

Suitable candidates are requested to submit:
- Presentation letter with a declaration of interest,
- Curriculum Vitae, including full address, a contact phone number and e-mail address,
- The contact e-mail of three potential referees.
Candidates should be willing to be contacted by phone during the selection process.

Candidates may contact for informal inquiries regarding the application, as well as address scientific inquiries to Prof. Turgut Durduran at

The call will remain open until December 31, 2013, or until suitable candidates are identified.

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31st of December, 2013