Job details

Place of work

Institute of Physical Chemistry (IPC) PAS

Funding institution

National Science Centre

Project description

Project title, type and project number

Comprehensive, multimodal profiling of chromatin states and gene expression in single cells, SONATA BIS 12, nr 2022/46/E/NZ2/00370, 2/2024

Project leader

Dr. Marcin Tabaka

Description

We seek a highly motivated and enthusiastic Researcher for a supportive position at the Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences. The position is part of the project entitled “Comprehensive, multimodal profiling of chromatin states and gene expression in single cells”, financed by the NCN (National Science Centre). Our laboratory at IPC PAS/ICTER provides an international and interdisciplinary research environment with close links to genomics, single-cell sequencing, molecular biology, biotechnology, and bioinformatics. The project involves multimodal (transcriptomic and epigenomic) profiling of immune systems using in-house high-throughput single-cell sequencing methods.

Details about the project:

The single-cell sequencing approaches allow researchers to uncover rare cell types, reveal the diversity of cell populations, infer the cellular trajectories, and discover their regulatory mechanisms. Recent progress in developing multimodal single-cell techniques has enabled us to study complex biological systems and processes simultaneously at multiple layers of gene regulation. Understanding how the gene expression programs are modulated over time in response of cells to stimuli or during disease progression is one of the long-standing challenges. We aim to develop new multimodal approaches to comprehensively interrogate the dynamics of gene regulatory elements, and downstream gene expression programs, using state-of-the-art chemical, biophysical, and genomic tools.

About the group: The Computational Genomics Group at IPC PAS led by dr. Marcin Tabaka leverages experimental and computational approaches in high-throughput single-cell transcriptome and epigenome profiling to address fundamental questions in biomedical research (https://tabaka-lab.org).

Job description

Number of vacancies

1

Key responsibilities include

  • Perform cell culture including cell line engineering.
  • Operate and maintain laboratory equipment.
  • Provides technical services and support to research staff.
  • Prepare, order, and maintain stocks of necessary reagents, solutions and supplies.
  • Administrative tasks (including preparation of financial, recruitment-related documentation)
Offer

Position in the project

Research Assistant

Job type

Full-time employment, Type of contract: temporary, Hours Per Week: 40

Salary

Gross/gross salary (total employment cost) of 8333 PLN per month up to limit 100 000 PLN/year

Maximum planned period of contract/stipend agreement

full-time work contract, not exceeding 2028-05-03, unless the project will be prolonged

We offer

  • Full-time work contract, not exceeding 2028-05-03, unless the project will be prolonged
  • Engagement into an ambitious research program and opportunity to build an academic career.
  • Social benefits (including co-financing of MULTISPORT card, co-financing of cultural/ sport/ touristic activities of employees, et.)

Career development prospects at IPC PAS

The job in the exciting interdisciplinary project. The successful candidate will be able to take advantage of all programs in the IPC PAS, including Young Scientists of IPC PAS competition and Mobility of Young Scientists of IPC PAS competition. The Institute provides an opportunity to participate in ERASMUS+ program.

Requirements

Scientific discipline

Biological Sciences, Medical Sciences

Scientific profile of a candidate

First Stage Researcher (R1)

Requirements

  • Solid knowledge and familiarity with laboratory techniques in molecular and cell biology
  • Hands-on experience in culturing cell lines and diverse methods of cell modifications (transfection/ transduction)
  • Ph.D. degree in molecular biology, biotechnology or biochemistry is a plus

Key assessment criteria

The Commission will take into account the following criteria and evaluate applications on a point scale:

  • Competence for specific tasks in a research project
  • Previous achievements
  • References
Required documents
  • Curriculum vitae
  • motivation letter
  • recommendation letter
  • a scan of the MSc/PhD diploma
Recruitment procedure

Employment will take place in accordance with the Employment policy of the Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS (https://ichf.edu.pl/files/csr/ipc-procedures.pdf) and the provisions of the competition documentation of the National Science Center (NSC) for the SONATA BIS 12 SONATA BIS 12 (ncn.gov.pl)

The Commission will analyze CVs of the candidates. The top candidates will be invited for an online/ on site interview (11.03.2024). Good command of English is required. We reserve the right to contact and reply only to selected candidates

• The incomplete applications will not be considered.

• The results of the competition are made public.

• 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.

• The position will be awarded to the person who obtains the highest number of points. If the top candidate does not sign the contract, due to the resignation, we reserve the right to choose the second-best candidate.

Additional information

How to Apply: Send application directly to rekrutacja@ichf.edu.pl;

IMPORTANT! email subject: “Recruitment no. 2/2024” (emails without this number will not be considered)

  • Full-time position to support the implementation of the project.
Deadlines

Application deadline

29.02.2024 16:00

Deadline for the settlement of the competition

15.03.2024

Send the application via the "Apply to the position" button, or to rekrutacja@ichf.edu.pl with the title 2/2024.

Apply to the position

By submitting the application, you consent to the processing of your personal data in the recruitment process. The controller of your personal data is the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences with its registered office in Warsaw, NIP: 5250008755 (the "Institute"). The Institute will process your data for the purpose of carrying out scientific and research activities, providing services and contact with the Institute, on the basis of a contract (in connection with the performance of the contract or in order to take action on your request before the contract is concluded – Article 6, paragraph 1, letter b) of GDPR), the legitimate interest of the Institute (Article 6, paragraph 1, letter f) of the GDPR) and legal provisions (Article 6, paragraph 1, letter c) of the GDPR) - depending on the circumstances

You have the right to: request access to your data, receive a copy of it; rectify (correct) it; delete it; limit its processing; transfer it; lodge a complaint to the supervisory body; withdraw your consent for processing at any time (withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out prior to its withdrawal) or to lodge an objection to data processing. More information is available on the Institute's website

Date of announcement: 7.02.2024

Join us