Post-doctoral research position in optical tomography for biomedicine

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 project developing optical tomography for small animal imaging and for spectroscopy in humans using new laser speckle based tomographic techniques. The position involves a collaboration with biologists and engineers in Barcelona (IDIBAPS) and in USA.

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, laser speckle methods and inverse problems is a plus. A strong publication record and the contact information of three referees is needed.

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

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 May 31, 2014, or until suitable candidates are identified.

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