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Three-year Postdoctoral Position

  Starting date:  January 2008
  Applications:    October 20, 2007 - November 9, 2007

Two 3-year postdoctoral positions are available at the Institute of Optics (CSIC), Madrid, Spain through the JAE-CSIC Postdoctoral Program.

The Visual Optics and Biophotonics Lab ( at the Institute of Optics seeks candidates with a Ph.D. in Visual Science or Applied Optics, willing to work on Ocular Imaging and Visual Optics. Candidates with strong motivation on experimental research, and ophthalmic and ocular biology applications are encouraged to apply. The selection committee will value scientific merits of the candidate as well as the opportunity of the proposed research.

The appointment is for three years, with a salary 27.243,82 euros per year (yearly revised), according to Spanish standards. The position also includes Social Security, family health Insurance and a program of social benefits provided by CSIC.

The successful applicant will contribute to ongoing projects of anterior segment imaging, adaptive optics, high resolution corneal microscopy, novel lens design, optimization of correcting methods of refractive errors and presbyopia.

The Visual Optics and Biophotonics Lab provides a young and dynamic research environment. The laboratory is funded primarily by national and european grants (including a European Young Investigator Award), and holds excellent collaborative programs with top international laboratories, clinical institutes and industry. The Lab is part of the Spanish Visual Optics Network.

The Institute of Optics (CSIC) is the oldest research institute in Optics in Spain, and holds an excellent reputation of research in optics, particularly in Visual Optics. CSIC ( is the National Center for Research in Spain, and the most important multidisciplinary research facility in the country. The Institute is centrally located in downtown Madrid within easy public transportation to all city districts. Madrid is a very lively city, with great cultural and leisure attractions.

Expressions of interest should be sent to Susana Marcos by email, including CV, research interests and names of three references. The institutional online application process closes on November 9 and requires submission of a CV, PhD certificate and copy of passport.



Prof. Susana Marcos
Instituto de Optica, CSIC
Serrano 121
28006 Madrid, Spain
Tel +34 915616800 x2313
Fax: +34 915645557