Job details

Recruitment result
Place of work

Institute of Physical Chemistry (IPC) PAS

Funding institution

National Science Centre

Project description

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

Project leader

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:

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 (

Job description

Number of vacancies


Key responsibilities include

  • Participation in the research project and attendance at team meetings to share results
  • Design, execute, analyze, and interpret experiments including high-throughput single-cell RNA-seq profiling.  
  • Assess quality controls of NGS data generated in the project
  • Cooperate with the partners at Medical University of Lublin (Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology) and University of Warsaw (Department of Biology)
  • Prepare and write scientific papers for leading journals

Position in the project

Post-doctoral position

Job type

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

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Maximum planned period of contract/stipend agreement

36-month full time work contract, not exceeding 2026-02-28

We offer

  • 36-month full time work contract, not exceeding 2026-02-28
  • Engagement into an ambitious research program and possibility to build the academic career.
  • The opportunity for short scientific visits in the group of our collaborators in Medical University of Lublin and University of Warsaw, as well as participation in seminars and international conferences.

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 details

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Scientific discipline

Biological Sciences, Medical Sciences

Scientific profile of a candidate

Recognised Researcher (R2)


  • PhD degree in Biotechnology, Biology, Biomedicine, Genomics, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology or related quantitative discipline 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).
  • Solid knowledge and familiarity with techniques in genomics. Hands-on experience in single-cell profiling methods is a strong plus.
  • Familiarity with Next Generation Sequencing
  • Knowledge of bioinformatics tools for analysis of genomics datasets
  • Very good command of spoken and written English is required

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 scientific achievements (publication record)
  • 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
  • minimum one recommendation letter
  • a scan of the PhD 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) for the OPUS 21 (

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.

Additional information

How to Apply: Send application directly to;

IMPORTANT! email subject: “Recruitment no. 49/2022” (emails without this number will not be considered)


Application deadline

27.11.2022 16:00

Deadline for the settlement of the competition


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

Date of announcement: 27.10.2022

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