Institute of Physical Chemistry (IPC) PAS
National Science Centre
Project title, type and project number
Benchmarking Human Tissue Culture Systems that Mimic the Tumor Microenvironment, OPUS 21 no. 2021/41/B/NZ7/03786, 49/2022
prof. dr Matthias Nees (Medical University in Lublin) Researcher responsible for implementation of the project at IPC PAS: dr Marcin Tabaka
We seek a highly motivated and enthusiastic Postdoctoral Researcher at the Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences. The position is part of the consortium project entitled “Benchmarking Human Tissue Culture Systems that Mimic the Tumor Microenvironment”, financed by the NCN (National Science Centre). The consortium provides an international and interdisciplinary research environment with close links to tissue engineering, 3D cancer model systems, microfluidics, single-cell sequencing, biotechnology, and bioinformatics. The project involves transcriptomic profiling of Head & Neck Squamous Cell Carcinomas (HNSCC) using in-house state-of-the-art microfluidic high-throughput single-cell sequencing methods. The consortium will analyze primary tumor tissues and in vitro model systems such as patient-derived organoids (PDO) and patient-derived explants (PDE).
Details about the project: https://www.ncn.gov.pl/sites/default/files/listy-rankingowe/2021-03-15bhga1/streszczenia/516577-en.pdf
About the group: The Computational Genomics Group at IPC PAS is led by dr Marcin Tabaka (co-PI in the OPUS project) and 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).
Number of vacancies
Key responsibilities include
Position in the project
Full-time employment, Type of contract: temporary, Hours Per Week: 40
Gross/gross salary (total employment cost) of 10 000 PLN per month (Total employment cost is the gross/gross amount including employer's expense. It would be the subject of taxes, social and health insurances and other legal deductions according to polish
Position starts on
Maximum planned period of contract/stipend agreement
36-month full time work contract, not exceeding 2026-02-28
Career development prospects at IPC PAS
The job in the exciting interdisciplinary project, realized in a collaboration with Prof. Matthias Nees, dr Adolfo Rivero-Muller from UMLUB and dr Tomasz Kaminski from UW. 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.
More detailssee website
Biological Sciences, Medical Sciences
Scientific profile of a candidate
Recognised Researcher (R2)
Key assessment criteria
The Commission will take into account the following criteria and evaluate applications on a point scale:
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 OPUS 21 (https://www.ncn.gov.pl/en/ogloszenia/konkursy/opus21)
The Commission will analyze CVs of the candidates. The top candidates will be invited for an online interview (1-2.12.2022). 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.
How to Apply: Send application directly to firstname.lastname@example.org;
IMPORTANT! email subject: “Recruitment no. 49/2022” (emails without this number will not be considered)
Deadline for the settlement of the competition
Archival announcement. We would like to thank all candidates for their submitted applications.