University of Ljubljana, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics

Position ID:University of Ljubljana-Faculty of Mathematics and Physics-POSTDOC [#27124]
Position Title: postdoctoral researcher
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ljubljana, Ljubljana Urban Commune 1000, Slovenia [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Physics / Applied Physics, Biological Physics, Biophysics, Imaging, Medical Physics, Optical Physics
Appl Deadline:2024/03/31 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2024/02/06, listed until 2024/08/06)
Position Description:    

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Information about the project and the environment

We are a dynamic, multidisciplinary team of applied physicists, microbiologists, medical doctors, and engineers, all working together to push the boundaries of biomedical optics. As a part of the Medical physics research group at the Department of physics at Faculty of Mathematics and physics, University of Ljubljana, we collaborate with top researchers at the Jozef Stefan Institute, University medical center Ljubljana, and Institute of oncology Ljubljana.

Our state-of-the-art lab is equipped with a diverse range of optical imaging systems, including hyperspectral, OCT, fluorescence, LSCI, and 3D profilometry systems. We also boast robust computational resources for rapid image and data analysis. Our team designs and builds systems using the mechanical, optics, and electronics workshops available at the Department and the Jozef Stefan Institute.

Our mission is to revolutionize medical diagnostics and improve patient quality of life. We design and build innovative optical systems, develop cutting-edge image analysis algorithms, and conduct groundbreaking clinical research in biomedical optics. We also delve into the fundamental interactions between light and biological tissues. Our close collaboration with medical device manufacturers, such as Fotona d.o.o., a leader in medical laser therapy, ensures our research has real-world impact.

We are seeking a dedicated individual to join our team on a project that aims to use optical imaging to identify and discriminate skin and soft tissue infections (SSTI) both in-vitro and in-vivo. The role involves imaging microbial cultures and patients with SSTI, developing standardized image processing pipelines for microbial classification, and creating a public database of SSTI images. The outcomes of this research will pave the way for the translation of optical imaging diagnostics into clinical practice. This exciting 4-year project is part of a collaboration between the University of Ljubljana and the University of Rijeka.

Major responsibilities

As a postdoctoral researcher, you will lead and conduct research with others, and mentor PhD students. You will have the opportunity to develop your skills, the team, and your innovative ideas. We appreciate a collaborative mindset and the ability to work both independently, and in a team, sharing best practices and taking responsibility. The position requires self-motivation, attention to detail, and a creative problem-solving skills. We also value a collaborative spirit, a dedication to inclusive teamwork, and a passion for continuous learning and professional development, creating a supportive environment for all team members. The work will be conducted mostly in person, with optional shorter periods of work-from-home when appropriate.

We are looking for motivated candidates with backgrounds in physics, biomedical engineering or optics. Other backgrounds, such as chemistry, electronics, mechanical engineering, or computer science, would also be considered. Experience with any of the following is beneficial: photonics, optical spectroscopy, imaging systems, electronics, clinical pilot studies, or machine learning algorithms. To be eligible for these positions, you must have a PhD degree in a related field. You must also be fluent in English, both spoken and written. If you have any doubts about applying, please feel free to contact us!

We offer

You will be hired full-time for at least 1 year, with an option to extend up to 4 years. You can negotiate your starting date. We offer a competitive salary and excellent working conditions with flexible and family-friendly hours.

University of Ljubljana provides a stimulating and supportive working environment in Ljubljana.

This is a great opportunity for your career, whether you want to pursue academic research, start your own company, or work in the growing field of biomedical optics. You will gain additional experience in biomedical optics, further you soft skills, broaden you network and have the opportunity to present you passion on internationally recognized conferences.

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Faculty of Mathematics and Physics
Jadranska 19
1000 Ljubljana