Job details

Recruitment result
Place of work

Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS

Funding institution

National Science Centre

Project description

Project title, type and project number

New receptors for C-reactive protein recognition - generation, characterization and application towards fast differentiation between virus and bacteria, SONATA NO 2017/26/D/ST5/00980, 61/2021

Project leader

dr Katarzyna Szot-Karpińska


The scientific aim of this project is to use the phage display technique to isolate bacteriophage/peptide that specifically recognize C-reactive protein (CRP) – a marker of inflammatory processes in the human body - and use them as artificial antibodies for the differentiation between viral and bacterial infections

Job description

Number of vacancies


Key responsibilities include

  • Characterization of the new receptors (peptides/nanobodies) for C-reactive protein CRP recognition through utilization of electrochemical techniques and/or microscopic method in biological samples (e.g. human serum) – data analysis, writing reports
  • Presenting at group meetings and conferences.
  • Contribution to the efficient functioning of the lab including necessary administrative and organizational tasks.

Position in the project


Job type



1500 PLN/month

Position starts on


Maximum planned period of contract/stipend agreement

3 months

We offer

We offer 1500 PLN per month stipend financed from the NSC SONATA 13 Project No. 2017/26/D/ST5/00980. The position is for a period of 3 months.

We offer work in an interdisciplinary team the Surface Nanoengineering for chemo- and bio-sensors Group from IPC PAS.

Career development prospects at IPC PAS

The successful candidate will benefit in the form of new knowledge and methods added to his/her toolbox. The project deals with physical chemistry, physics, biotechnology, and molecular biology so any candidate profile will find some new knowledge to be gained upon the realisation of the project.


Scientific discipline

chemistry, biology, physics, biotechnology, or relevant

Scientific profile of a candidate

First Stage Researcher (R1)


  • At the starting date of the work within the project, applicants should be a student of intramural or extramural second degree studies, conducted in universities on Polish territory or should be a student of at least the fourth year of intramural or extramural uniform master’s studies carried out at universities on the Republic of Poland
  • Involvement in research, especially in project with strong interdisciplinary character
  • Ability for independent work as well as in a group.
  • Experience in laboratory work with background in physical chemistry,
  • Good knowledge of English
  • Self-motivation for scientific work

Key assessment criteria

When assessing an application, the committee takes into account:

  • competences of candidates for specific tasks in a research project,
  • previous scientific achievements of candidates including publications in scientific journals,
  • awards resulting from conducting scientific research, scholarships, awards and scientific experience gained outside the parent research unit in the country or abroad, workshops and scientific training, participation in research projects
Required documents
  • scientific curriculum vitae, including a list of scientific achievements (scholarships, publications, patents, conference presentations, etc.).
  • motivation letter
Recruitment procedure

How to Apply: Send application directly to;

 IMPORTANT: email title “Recruitment 61/2021”; (emails without this number will be not considered!)

  • The scholarship will be awarded in accordance with the Employment policy of the Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS and with the NCN regulations: „Regulamin przyznawania stypendiów naukowych w projektach badawczych finansowanych ze środków narodowego centrum nauki"
  • The best candidates who meet the Competition requirements will be invited for an online interview. The interview will take place between 23-24.11.2021
  • The incomplete applications will be not considered.
  • The scholarship will be awarded to the person who obtains the highest number of points.
  • The results of the competition are made public.
  • If the top candidate does not sign the contract due to the resignation, we reserve the right to choose the next candidate from the ranking list.
Additional information

Contact Person Email:

dr Katarzyna Szot-Karpińska,

Phone  + 48 22 343 31 30

Research group website:


Application deadline

22.11.2021 23:59

Deadline for the settlement of the competition


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

Date of announcement: 21.10.2021

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