[visionlist] Predoctoral Fellowship Opportunity at the Visual Optics and Biophotonics Lab (Institute of Optics, CSIC, Madrid, Spain)

Susana susana at io.cfmac.csic.es
Mon Oct 15 05:56:30 -05 2018

Dear colleagues

We would be most grateful if you could spread the word on our offer for 
a Predoctoral Fellowship  (4-year contract) at the Visual Optics and 
Biophotonics Lab (Institute of Optics, CSIC, Madrid, Spain), in the 
context of the Research Grant "New Optical Technologies to understand 
and treat myopia", funded by the Spanish Government.

We are seeking students having completed a MSc in Biomedical 
Engineering, Physics, Optics or related areas, with a strong motivation 
to work in a multidisciplinary project (which combines vision, optical 
imaging, microscopy, biomechanics, neuroscience..). Proficiency in 
English is required.

A full announcement can be found in this link: 

The text follows below

More information on the Lab and its activities can be found at: 
http://www.vision.csic.es y @VioBio_Lab


Susana Marcos, PhD

Professor of Research and Director of the Visual Optics and Biophotonics Lab

Institute of Optics (CSIC)


The Visual Optics and Biophotonics Laboratory of the Institute of Optics 
of CSIC in Madrid offers a FPI predoctoral contract linked to the 
research grant FIS2017-84753- R: “New optical technologies to understand 
and treat myopia”. The FPI 2017 call is now open, until 29th October 
2018. Link here.

The FPI program is funded by the Ministry of Science, Innovation and 
Universities, and supports PhD training and research in R+D Centers in 
the context of a specific research grant. These are details on the 

 4-year contract.
 Gross salary of 16.422€ (19.000€ following the PhD completion).  
Separate budget for short stays in other institutions
 Tuition fees for the Doctoral Degree Programme.

Host Lab

The host lab, Visual Optics and Biophotonics Lab at the Institute of 
Optics (CSIC) led by Prof. Susana Marcos, is highly international 
recognized in the fields of visual optics and ocular imaging. The team 
(20 members) is highly interdisciplinary and international, boasting 
world‐class experimental facilities and access to a extensive network of 
clinical, industrial, academic and professional collaborations 
worldwide. CSIC is the largest Research Institution Nationwide, and the 
lab is located in Madrid Central Campus. The selected PhD student will 
also participate in training activities in the framework of 
Institutional, National, European (ERC, Marie Curie ITN, COFUND, H2020 
Innovation Action), and will benefit from a dynamic and fruitful 
environment. Further information can be obtained in the laboratory 
webpage: http://www.vision.csic.es

Candidate Profile


     MSc in Biomedical engineering or Physics preferred; other degrees
    such as Masters in Optical Technologies, Electrical Engineering or
    Biomaterials Engineering will also be considered


     Competitive CV and strong motivation for interdisciplinary
    research, and biomedical (ophthalmology) applications


     High level of written and spoken English.
    The application form has to be submitted electronically through the
    website of the

    Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities here.

    It is strongly recommended to contact with an expression of interest
    and discussion of the project and competences
    (susana at io.cfmac.csic.es) and for guidance on the application
    process (nohelia.morales at csic.es)

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