Job details

Recruitment result
Place of work

Institute of Physical Chemistry Polish Academy of Sciences ul. Kasprzaka 44/52 01-224 Warsaw

Funding institution

Foundation for Polish Science

Project description

Project title, type and project number

Label-free and rapid optical imaging, detection and sorting of leukemia cells (RApID), TEAM-NET project (POIR.04.04.00-00-16ED/18-00), 026/2021

Project leader

Prof. dr hab. Czesław Radzewicz


The primary objective of the project is to develop the first Stimulated Raman Spectroscopy (SRS) microfluidic system for non-invasive imaging of live leukemic cells (RApID) and apply it to rapid diagnostics and assessment of chemosensitivity in vitro.

The newly developed diagnostic instrument will fill the gap in the current diagnostic methodology of leukemia. The proposed approach will objectify and accelerate initial diagnostics and follow up of leukemia patients; in addition, such approach would be potentially automatable, opening new areas of application in leukemia research. Given the fact that initial/follow-up leukemia diagnostic work-up requires experienced, multidisciplinary approach and consumes considerable costs (>3100 USD for initial diagnostic procedures in USA), the label-free imaging of leukemic cells might significantly accelerate this process and reduce its cost.

The research and development envisioned in this application will be conducted by the team of experts in the fields related to the Project. Partners of Consortium consist of five scientific institutions None of the essential parts of the RApID instrument (SRS microscope, microfluidic trap & release system) are commercially available, so they must be developed by the Partners within the Project.

The employed postdoc will be participating in constructing and testing RApID device, and in carrying out experiments planned in the project with use of the RApID device in Laser Center at IPC PAS (IPC PAS LC).

Job description

Number of vacancies


Key responsibilities include

  • Developing novel fiber lasers and methods of light conversion for stimulated Raman microscopy.
  • Participating in measurements of biological materials with use of SRS microscopy.
  • Data analysis and preparation of scientific papers and conferences.
  • Participating in supervising of work of Master student and/or Ph.D. students.

Position in the project


Job type

Contract of employment (full time)


Gross amount ~ 8000 PLN (up to 5 years after accomplishing PhD), Gross amount ~ 12000 PLN (between 6 and 9 years after accomplishing PhD)

Position starts on


Maximum planned period of contract/stipend agreement

12 months

We offer

  • Work in the outstanding scientific institution in the dynamic research group of the Laser Center of IPC PAS
  • Full time employment from August 2021 (12 months) with a monthly salary depending on the years of work experience after accomplishing PhD.
  • Scientific and organizational support.
  • Access to the modern research equipment.
  • Possibility in participating in Erasmus +
  • Possibility to collaborate with multidisciplinary research group (Warsaw University, Medical University of Lodz, Institute of Hematology and Transfusion, Jagiellonian University).

Link to Euraxess website

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Scientific discipline


Scientific profile of a candidate

Established Researcher (R3)


  • Ph.D. in Laser Physics, or related discipline.
  • Up to 9 years after accomplishing PhD
  • Fluency in English.
  • Experience in one or more of the following fields: nonlinear optics, fiber optics, lasers, ultrafast optics, microscopy, vibrational (Raman or Infrared) spectroscopy.
  • Hands on experience in programming (preferably in Labview) for application to data acquisition, measurement control, hardware control, etc.
  • Experience in purchasing of optical elements and contacting producers will be a plus.
  • Strong ability for independent working and for team working.
  • Willing to acquire new skills and competences.

Key assessment criteria

Candidates will be evaluated basing on their knowledge and scientific achievements in the area of the project, realized grants and stages, motivations, level of English and communications and interpersonal skills.

Required documents
  • CV including publication list, research stays, projects leaded and performed and other achievements (3 pages max.)
  • Motivation letter with description of the originality of own scientific achievements (1 page).
  • Up to 5 most important full-text papers or patents relevant to the project (at least one) from 10 last years
  • 2 recommendation letters.
  • Certificates of fluency in English, if available.
  • Documents confirming the scientific degrees (copies of Master, PhD, other degrees’ diplomas).

Applications which not fulfill formal requirements maybe rejected without evaluation.

Recruitment procedure

Required documents should be send to with the email title “Recruitment no. 026/2021” or by post to „Instytut Chemii Fizycznej Polskiej Akademii Nauk, ul. Kasprzaka 44/52, 01-224 Warszawa” with the title “Recruitment no. 026/2021”

All submitted documents will be evaluated by the Recruitment Committee.

The evaluation will be in two steps. In the first step, the submitted documents will be assessed. The best candidates will be invited to interview (in English for foreign candidates), in person or in the form of a conference call, in August 2021.

The Recruitment Committee will take a decision by majority of votes.

Candidates participating in the recruitment process will not be discriminated for any reason.

The Recruitment Committee will inform candidates about the results of the recruitment no later than 7 days after the end of the recruitment process.

All candidates have the right to appeal against the decision of the Committee within 7 days from the date of receipt of the corresponding information. The complaints may refer to procedural defects of the selection process only. 

In response to the appeal, an appeal committee will be appointed, which opinion is necessary for the acceptance of recruitment reports by the Foundation for Polish Science.

For any additional information please contact dr. Katarzyna Krupa 


Application deadline

31.07.2021 23:59

Deadline for the settlement of the competition


Archival announcement. We would like to thank all candidates for their submitted applications.

Date of announcement: 25.06.2021

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