Microfluidics and Complex Fluids Group, IPC PAS
Project title, type and project number
RApID -Label-free and rapid optical imaging, detection and sorting of leukemia cells; TEAM-NET Project No. POIR.04.04.00-00-16ED/18
dr Ladislav Derzsi
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 highly motivated young researchers (1-5 years after obtaining their PhD), with hands-on experience and good skills in one or more of the following disciplines: microfluidics, robotics, microelectronics, automation, programming, image acquisition and image analysis, optofluidics, acoustofluidics. The successful candidate will join a multinational and interdisciplinary team of scientists and will be responsible for designing and constructing innovative microfluidic systems for manipulation and sorting of leukemia cells. Key responsibilities include the development of an automated trap-and-release system as a central module for cell manipulation and signal acquisition and/or a cell sorter to isolate positively identified cells based on their Raman signal. Additionally, the candidate will closely cooperate with the PhD students participating in the project, providing transfer of know-how and knowledge.
Number of vacancies
Key responsibilities include
Position in the project
10,000 PLN gross/month
Position starts on
Maximum planned period of contract/stipend agreement
14 November 2022 – 30 December 2023
Scientific profile of a candidate
Recognised Researcher (R2)
Key assessment criteria
Competencies of candidates for specific tasks in a research project, previous scientific achievements of candidates, awards and distinctions of the candidate resulting from the conducted research.
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Deadline for the settlement of the competition
Archival announcement. We would like to thank all candidates for their submitted applications.