Job details

Recruitment result
Place of work

Laser Center, IPC PAS

Funding institution

Foundation for Polish Science

Project description

Project title, type and project number

RApID - Platform for rapid label-free imaging, identification and sorting of leukemia cells; TEAM-NET Project No. POIR.04.04.00-00-16ED/18, 36/2021

Project leader

Prof. Czesław Radzewicz


The primary objective of the project is to develop the first Stimulated Raman Scattering (SRS) microscopic-microfluidic system for non-invasive imaging of live cells and apply it to rapid leukemia cell imaging, diagnostics, sorting and assessment of chemosensitivity in vitro. Multidisciplinary teams of experts establishing the consortium will characterize Raman spectra of leukemic cells and link them to biological features of the disease. These data will be thereafter used to design and construct, microfluidic-based diagnostic device utilizing SRS microscopy which will allow for quick and reliable differentiation between different types of leukemia cells providing clinicians with quantitative information crucial to make proper decisions during the course of the treatment. The envisaged microfluidic-SRS instrument will fill the gap in the current diagnostic methodology of leukemia, accelerate diagnostics and decrease its cost. Moreover the developed methodology will open new areas of application in leukemia research.

We are looking for a highly motivated technical staff with strong background in optics, non-linear optics and spectroscopy, ideally also with experience in non-linear Raman spectroscopy. The successful candidate will join a multinational and interdisciplinary team and will be responsible for aligning a setup for femtosecond stimulated Raman spectroscopy, preparation of samples and data analysis.

Job description

Number of vacancies


Key responsibilities include

  • Aligning of the optical setups including a setup for femtosecond stimulated Raman spectroscopy.
  • Preparation of samples for spectroscopic measurements
  • Data analysis
  • Cooperation with researchers, including communication with English-speaking colleagues

Position in the project

Experienced technical staff

Job type

half time


5 000 PLN (brutto-brutto) at 50% time engagement

Position starts on


Maximum planned period of contract/stipend agreement

12 months

We offer

  • Monthly salary of 5 000 PLN (brutto-brutto) based on a part-time work contract. The position is financed by the Foundation for Polish Science Team-NET project No. POIR.04.04.00-00-16ED/18. The position requires 50% time involvement and is scheduled to last 12 months.
  • Engagement in an ambitious research program
  • Work in the outstanding scientific institution, in a dynamic research group with members representing diverse interests and qualifications.

Link to Euraxess website

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Scientific discipline

Physics, optics, optical engineering or related

Scientific profile of a candidate

First Stage Researcher (R1)


  • Knowledge in the field of vibrational spectroscopy (especially Raman spectroscopy), lasers, optics and nonlinear optics.
  • Analytical thinking and critical problem-solving skills.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English
  • Flexibility and ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural research team.

Key assessment criteria

  • Experience of a candidate in similar tasks (non-linear optics, Raman spectroscopy)
  • Suitable area of education
  • Experience in working in research projects
Required documents
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Motivation letter including past experiences related to the position.
  • Diplomas (MSc/ PhD)
  • Application documents should be sent to: with email title “Rekrutacja nr 36/2021”
Recruitment procedure
  • Applications will be evaluated by the Recruitment Committee based on the submitted CV and motivation letters.
  • The evaluation will be a single-step process. However, in case of qualitatively similar applications the Recruitment Committee maintains the right to interview the top candidates. In such case the candidates will be informed by email.
  • The position will be awarded to the applicant with the best suited profile and most experiences with similar projects.
  • The results of the competition are made public.
  • The competition can be cancelled without a notice.

Application deadline

12.08.2021 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: 20.07.2021

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