Job details

Place of work

Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS (Soft Granular Matter and Tissue Engineering Group)

Funding institution

National Science Centre

Project description

Project title, type and project number

Artificial pancreatic islets: microfluidics-assisted reaggregation of endocrine cells inside hydrogel microcapsules, Opus 17 (2019/33/B/ST8/02145), 23/2022

Project leader

dr Jan Guzowski


The goal of the project is to develop an artificial pancreatic islet based on reaggregation of the dissociated pancreatic endocrine cells, mainly alpha- and beta-cells, into a functional tissue via

microencapsulation. The project is highly multidisciplinary and candidates with background in cell- and molecular biology, bioengineering, chemistry and biotechnology are preferred.

Job description

Number of vacancies


Key responsibilities include

  • designing and setting up a system for microfluidic encapsulation of beta cells inside hydrogel microbeads)
  • optimization of the encapsulation process,
  • measurements of insulin secretion from the beads (ELISA tests),
  • co-encapsulation of beta cells with various other types of cells (e.g., endothelial) for improved viability and functionality.

Position in the project

Post-doc position

Job type

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


gross salary (total employment cost) of 10 000 PLN per month

Position starts on


Maximum planned period of contract/stipend agreement

15-month full time work contract

We offer

  • 15-month full time work contract
  • Work in the outstanding scientific institution in the dynamic research group  – see details on the website:
  • Engagement in an ambitious research program and possibility to build the academic career

Career development prospects at IPC PAS

  • Work in the outstanding scientific institution in the dynamic research group.
  • Participation in Erasmus projects

More details

see website

Scientific discipline

Biology, bioengineering, engineering and chemistry or related fields

Scientific profile of a candidate

Recognised Researcher (R2)


  • PhD degree in engineering, biomedical engineering, biotechnology, chemistry or related fields obtained not earlier than 7 years before the engagement in the project (this period might be longer due to family reasons according to NCN rules).
  • Experience in tissue engineering and microfluidics will be an asset
  • Knowledge of basic techniques and protocols used in bio-labs
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English

Key assessment criteria

The Commission will take into account the following criteria:

  • Competence for specific tasks in a research project
  • Previous scientific achievements (publication record, H-index etc.)
  • References
  • Candidate’s own initiative in research projects
Required documents
  • scientific curriculum vitae, including a list of scientific achievements (scholarships, publications, patents, conference presentations, etc.).
  • motivation letter
  • recommendation letter
  • citation report (e.g. from Web of Science) including the number of publication, number of citation without self-citation, h-index of the Candidate
  • a scan of the PhD diploma
  • a scan of the MSc diploma
Recruitment procedure

Employment will take place in accordance with the employment policy of the Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS and the provisions of the competition documentation of the National Science Center (NSC). The Commission will analyze CVs of the candidates. The top candidates will be invited for an online or in person interview. Good command of English is required. We reserve the right to contact and reply only to selected candidates

• The incomplete applications will be not 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.

• 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;

IMPORTANT! email subject: “Recruitment no. 23/2022


Application deadline

26.07.2022 23:00

Deadline for the settlement of the competition


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

Date of announcement: 24.06.2022

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