Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences
National Science Centre
Project title, type and project number
Sonata Bis 6 project no. 2016/22/E/ST2/00558 “Evolution of gene regulation as a stochastic process: Savageau's demand theory, cost of regulation and noise”, 12/2021
dr hab. Anna Ochab-Marcinek
The aim of the project is to theoretically model the evolution of gene regulation taking into account stochastic gene expression.
Number of vacancies
Key responsibilities include
Theoretical modeling (analytical and numerical calculations, simulations) within the project's tasks:
Position in the project
student – scholarship position
1000 PLN per month
Position starts on
Maximum planned period of contract/stipend agreement
Possibility of publication of research papers in recognized international journals. Possibility of preparing an M. Sc. thesis.
Career development prospects at IPC PAS
The successful candidate will be part of a highly experienced, multi-disciplinary team. She/He will have the possibility to broaden their knowledge and gain hands-on experience in research at the border between biology, physics, and applied mathematics.
Institute provides an opportunity to participate in ERASMUS+ programme.
Physics, Mathematical physics, Statistical physics, Biophysics
Scientific profile of a candidate
First Stage Researcher (R1)
1. The candidate shall be a student of intramural or extramural second degree studies, or should be a student of at least the fourth year of intramural or extramural uniform master’s studies.
2. The candidate shall be a student of physics, informatics, bioinformatics, mathematics, or related disciplines.
3. The candidate shall have:
a) Good knowledge of calculus and programming. Knowledge Python or C++ or symbolic algebra software will be an asset. Depending on the educational background, the knowledge of fundamentals of chemistry or physics, at the academic level.
b) Good command of English.
Key assessment criteria
The scholarship will be awarded in accordance with the rules defined by National Science Center’s document "Regulamin przyznawania stypendiów naukowych dla młodych naukowców w projektach badawczych oraz regulamin przyznawania stypendiów naukowych dla młodych naukowców w ramach stypendiów doktorskich ETIUDA finansowanych ze środków Narodowego Centrum Nauki."
and in accordance with the Employment policy of the Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS
There will be two stages of recruitment: In the first stage, the candidates will be assessed based on submitted documents. The incomplete applications will not be considered. Among the candidates who received high marks in the assessment, the Competition Commission will select the best candidates. The best candidates who meet the Competition requirements will be invited for the online interview (second stage).
The commission evaluates applications on a point scale. The scholarship is awarded to the first person on the ranking list, which received the highest score. In the event that the winner of the Competition resigns from signing the scholarship agreement, the scholarship may be awarded to the next person from the ranking list. The results of the competition are made public.
Planned online interviews: 18.05.2021
Scheduled date of starting work within the project: 01.06.2021
How to Apply: Send application directly to firstname.lastname@example.org;
IMPORTANT! email subject: “Recruitment no. 12/2021”
Contact person: dr hab. Anna Ochab-Marcinek, email@example.com
Deadline for the settlement of the competition
Archival announcement. We would like to thank all candidates for their submitted applications.