Job details

Place of work

Institute of Physical Chemistry Polish Academy of Sciences

Funding institution

NA

Project description

Project title, type and project number

Recruitment 5/2024

Description

Our research group creates a dynamic research environment focusing on in-depth analysis on interactions within the mitochondrial networks. Research position will consist mainly on studying three types of diseases, namely diabetes, cancer, and neurodegenerative diseases. Goal of this work will be to understand the mechanisms in relation to mitochondria and their role in the disease development. Our team will focus on utilizing advanced microfluidic systems allowing for precise control and analysis of biological processes in the microscale. This will allow us to study intercellular interactions on the mitochondrial level and therefor, gaining a unique insight into the molecular level basis of disease development. This offer is dedicated to researchers wanting to engage in the above described topic.

Job description

Number of vacancies

1

Key responsibilities include

Candidate should be experienced in laboratory work including “wet lab”. The assistant professor will be responsible for monitoring of the mitochondrial networks state within cells cultured in the microfluidic systems. Another responsibility will be to develop biosensors for detection of neurodegenerative diseases. Selected person will be required to have knowledge of and follow guidelines regarding work with neurons, neuronlike cells and their differentiation as models for neurodegenerative diseases.

Offer

Position in the project

Assistant professor

Job type

Full time employment

Salary

5264 PLN gross per month

Position starts on

1.04.2024

Maximum planned period of contract/stipend agreement

Permanent position

We offer

Remuneration 5264 PLN gross and benefits in the form of: subsidized private health care, education and sports;  access to research infrastructure; work in a dynamically developing team and access to research infrastructure.

Career development prospects at IPC PAS

The Institute provides opportunity to create an independent research group and further develop scientific one’s career.

Requirements

Scientific discipline

Chemistry

Scientific profile of a candidate

Recognised Researcher (R2)

Requirements

The candidate should meet the following conditions:

  • having PhD degree in the field of Physics/Chemistry/Biophysics or similar;
  • ability to perform statistical analysis and use basic software e.g. Origin;
  • experience in dissemination of research results in the form of manuscripts in prestigious journals as well as presenting the results at local and international conferences;
  • knowledge and hands-on experience in the AFM/STM (very important in the candidate’s assessment process), fluorescence/confocal/light sheet microscopy; single- and multi-phase microfluidics; chemical modification of glass and polymer surfaces; cell and bacteria cultures; mitochondrial isolation;
  • ability to prepare stochiometric solutions and complying with working standards in the genetic engineering laboratory (important assessment criteria);
  • good English language skills in speaking and writing allowing to communicate freely and prepare manuscripts.

Key assessment criteria

  • Creativity measured by the quality and number of scientific publications in which the candidate is the first author, corresponding author or significant author  and patent applications/patents and/or implementation (delete if not applicable). The importance of the candidate's work in a given publication may be emphasized by the correspondent author / the person conducting the research in a separate letter.
  • Mobility in the candidate's career (research internships, change in scientific profile, internships and work in industry);
  • The number of citations of the candidate's work, especially those papers in which the candidate is the first author, corresponding author or significant author;
  • Creativity measured by the quality and number of research projects the candidate has led and publications resulting from the implementation of those projects;
  • An opinion of the candidate, issued by an independent researcher, a specialist in the scope of proposed research with emphasis on microfluidics;
  • Experience in teaching
Required documents
  • CV (including contact details i.e. correspondence address or e-mail address and telephone number);
  • Motivational letter (not exceeding 3,500 characters), containing concise information about scientific/professional interests, previous achievements pointing out the three most important, any participation in projects and the candidate's own intentions;
  • At least one opinion of the candidate, issued by an independent researcher, a specialist in the scope of proposed research with emphasis on microfluidics;
  • A list of publications  indicating a maximum of 5 of the most important studies carried out in the last 5 years of the candidate's research work , patent applications, patents, implementations, research projects;
  • The number of citations of publications without self-citations, the h index and the number of years worked effectively in science (after deduction of breaks);
  • A list of research projects (also application, implementation), which were headed by the candidate or where he/she was the main researcher and 1-3 most important publications that were a result of the implementation of this project, or other tangible results of the project;
  • The candidate's declaration that he/she has become acquainted with the General Rules Governing Competitions for Research Posts at the IPC PAS in Warsaw.
Recruitment procedure

Applications should be sent via e-mail to the following address: rekrutacja@ichf.edu.pl

Title of the e-mail should be „Recruitment 5/2024”

When assessing the candidate's achievements the Competition Committee will take into account breaks in research work (e.g. maternity leave, internships in industry etc.) and will convert the indicated achievements of the candidate into effective years of research .

As part of the competition procedure, selected Candidates may be invited for an interview or be asked to publicly present the results of their previous work in the form of a seminar at the IPC PAS and / or additional explanations.

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.

Candidates may become acquainted with the General Rules Governing Competitions for Research Posts at  the IPC PAS on (enter website)

https://ichf.edu.pl/theme/ichf/pliki/Regulamin_konkursu_stanowsko-naukowe_EN.pdf

 and the employment policy at the IPC PAS on (enter website) https://ichf.edu.pl/theme/ichf/pliki/employment_policy.pdf

Deadlines

Application deadline

26.02.2024 0:00

Deadline for the settlement of the competition

25.03.2024

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

Date of announcement: 12.02.2024

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