Job details

Recruitment result
Place of work

Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS

Funding institution

Not applicable

Project description

Project title, type and project number

Assistant Professor, 19/2024

Project leader

Not applicable


We are looking for a person to become the team leader at the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IChF PAN), who will be responsible for conducting research on 'Biochemistry and Biophysics in Microfluidic Systems.' Work within the team will focus on the utilization of advanced microfluidic technologies enabling precise control and analysis of microscale biological processes.

Job description

Number of vacancies


Key responsibilities include

1. Leading and taking full responsibility for operation of the research team “Biochemistry and biophysics in microfluidic systems”.

2. Doing research in the field of physical chemistry of biological systems, microfluidics or related topics.

3. Education of young scientific staff (PhD candidates, students) within the research team.

4. Mentoring and supporting career development of young researchers post-PhD (e.g., in a post-doc position) within the research team.

5. Preparing content of research publications and patent applications related to ongoing research.

6. Preparation of grant applications, implementation, and reporting of research projects funded by external sources.


Position in the project

Assistant Professor

Job type

Full-time employment contract

Position starts on


Maximum planned period of contract/stipend agreement

Permanent position

We offer

Co-financing of private medical care and sports. Moreover we offer work in a professional, dynamic and friendly research team, an access to modern research infrastructure.

Career development prospects at IPC PAS

We offer an opportunity to create your own research team and further develop your scientific career.


Scientific discipline


Scientific profile of a candidate

Established Researcher (R3)


1. having a Doctor of Science (doktor habilitowany) or Titular Professor title – in accordance with Polish laws and practices;

2. at least two-year experience in scientific work outside of Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS;

3. leading at least one research project meeting the following criteria: (i) funding was granted on the basis of an open contest, (ii) project end date is later then the announcement of this recruitment or the project ended no earlier than one year prior to this recruitment announcement;

4. supervision of at least one doctoral dissertation.

Key assessment criteria

  • Creativity measured by the quality and number of scientific publications in which the candidate is the first author, corresponding author or significant author  and patent applications/patents and/or implementation.
  • The importance of the candidate's work in a given publication may be emphasized by the correspondent author / the person conducting the research in a separate letter.
  • Mobility in the candidate's career (research internships, change in scientific profile, internships and work in industry);
  • The number of citations of the candidate's work, especially those papers in which the candidate is the first author, corresponding author or significant author;
  • Creativity measured by the quality and number of research projects the candidate has led and publications resulting from the implementation of those projects;
  • An opinion of the candidate, issued by an independent researcher, a specialist in the scope of proposed research with emphasis on microfluidics;
  • Teaching experience.
Required documents
  • CV (including contact details i.e. correspondence address or e-mail address and telephone number);
  • Motivational letter (not exceeding 3,500 characters), containing concise information about scientific/professional interests, previous achievements pointing out the three most important, any participation in projects and the candidate's own intentions;
  • At least one opinion of the candidate, issued by an independent researcher, a specialist in the scope of proposed research with emphasis on microfluidics;
  • A list of publications  indicating a maximum of 5 of the most important studies carried out in the last 5 years of the candidate's research work , patent applications, patents, implementations, research projects;
  • The number of citations of publications without self-citations, the h index and the number of years worked effectively in science (after deduction of breaks);
  • A list of research projects (also application, implementation), which were headed by the candidate or where he/she was the main researcher and 1-3 most important publications that were a result of the implementation of this project, or other tangible results of the project;
  • The candidate's declaration that he/she has become acquainted with the General Rules Governing Competitions for Research Posts at the IPC PAS in Warsaw.
Recruitment procedure

Please send application to e-mail: 

E-mail should be entitled “Rekrutacja 19/2024”

When assessing the candidate's achievements the Competition Committee will take into account breaks in research work (e.g. maternity leave, internships in industry etc.) and will convert the indicated achievements of the candidate into effective years of research .

As part of the competition procedure, selected Candidates may be invited for an interview or be asked to publicly present the results of their previous work in the form of a seminar at the IPC PAS and / or additional explanations.

Candidates who have been issued a negative opinion by the Competition Committee or candidates not selected for employment have the right to appeal against the results of the evaluation. The appeal shall be lodged with the Director of the Institute within 7 days from the date of receipt of the appropriate information. The decision of the Director of the Institute shall be final.

Candidates should become acquainted with the General Rules Governing Competitions for Research Posts at  the IPC PAS on (enter website)

and the employment policy at the IPC PAS on (enter website)


Application deadline

10.05.2024 12:00

Deadline for the settlement of the competition


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

Date of announcement: 22.04.2024

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