Job details

Recruitment result
Place of work

Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS (Microfluidics and Complex Fluids Group)

Funding institution

Foundation for Polish Science

Project description

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, 50/2022

Project leader

prof. Czeslaw Radzewicz (Microfluidics Team Leader: 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 a motivated and experienced technician with background in microfabrication of thermoplastics (polycarbonate, PMMA) using CNC micro milling and/or microfabrication using photolithography and soft lithography techniques. Knowledge in designing and fabrication of microfluidics devices is a valuable asset. The successful candidate will join an international and multidisciplinary team and will be responsible for designing and fabrication of microfluidic devices and custom parts necessary for integration of microfluidic devices with the SRS microscope.

Job description

Number of vacancies


Key responsibilities include

  • Designing and fabrication microfluidic devices and their parts (holders, connection ports, etc.) in hard polymers (polycarbonate, PMMA) and fluoropolymers using a CNC machine
  • Maintenance of the CNC machine
  • Designing and fabrication of custom mechanical and opto-mechanical elements necessary for integration of microfluidic devices with the SRS microscope.
  • Cooperation with the members of the group including English speaking personnel
  • Designing and fabrication of microfluidic master moulds with UV lithography and microfluidic devices using soft lithography.

Position in the project

Experienced Technical Staff

Job type

Employment contract on 50 % time basis


full remuneration cost (brutto-brutto) of 5000 PLN per month

Maximum planned period of contract/stipend agreement

9,5 months

We offer

  • Employment on 50 % time basis (for 9,5 months) with full remuneration cost (brutto-brutto) of 5000 PLN per month financed by the Foundation for Polish Science Team-NET project No. POIR.04.04.00-00-16ED/18.
  • Work in the outstanding scientific institution in the dynamic research group with members representing diverse interests and qualifications – see details on the website:
  • Possibility to collaborate with research groups engaged in the project (University of Warsaw, Medical University of Lodz, Institute of Haematology and Transfusion Medicine, Jagellonian University) and industrial partners (Electric System & Laser Technology).
  • Scientific and organizational support
  • Access to the modern research equipment.

More details

see website

Scientific discipline

microengineering, machine design, microfluidics, CNC specialist, physics, microelectronics or similar


  • MSc. or Eng. in engineering, machine design, physics/mechanics, electronics, informatics or similar
  • Solid knowledge and hands-on experience with software AutoCad, MasterCam, Mach3
  • Knowledge of technical drawing
  • Ability to use measuring tools
  • Knowledge of machining issues
  • Creativity, analytical thinking, technical troubleshooting and critical problem-solving skills
  • Experience in photolithography and/or other microfabrication techniques and in microfluidic design and chip fabrication will be considered as a valuable asset
  • Excellent communications, organization and time management skills
  • Fluent in spoken and written English
  • Flexibility and ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural research team

Key assessment criteria

Evaluation of the applications will be in 2 stages:

  1. First stage: analysis of CV, ML and the other submitted documents
  2. Second stage: interview (only the highest scoring candidates will be invited). The interviews are scheduled for the 10th of February, 2023.
Recruitment procedure

The required application documents must be sent by email to: with email title “ICHF 50/2022”. Emails without this number will be not considered!

• A recruitment commission for evaluation of the candidates will be established (consisting of 3 researchers and specialists in the field).
• The commission evaluates applications on a point scale. The position will be awarded to the person who obtains the highest number of points.
• The evaluation will be in twosteps: first the submitted documents will be evaluated. Next, the top candidates will be invited of an interview.
• The commission will take into account the following criteria: competences 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.
• The results of the competition are made public.
• The competition can be cancelled without a notice.
• Candidates have the right to appeal against negative recruitment results within 7 days of receiving feedback from the recruitment committee.

Additional information

How to Apply: Send application directly to;

IMPORTANT! email subject: “Recruitment no. 50/2022”

Candidates have the right to appeal against negative recruitment results within 7 days of receiving feedback from the recruitment committee


Application deadline

9.02.2023 12:00

Deadline for the settlement of the competition


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

Date of announcement: 26.01.2023

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