Job details

Recruitment result
Place of work

Institute of Physical Chemistry Polish Academy of Sciences Soft Condensed Matter Group

Funding institution

National Science Centre

Project description

Project title, type and project number

Changes of intracellular transport during cell death, NCN OPUS 17 no. 2019/33/B/ST4/00557, 72/2021

Project leader

Dr inż. Karina Kwapiszewska


The goal of the project, is understanding physical changes occurring during programmed cell death: apoptosis and necroptosis. Cells of different ages and origins will be subjected to these processes in order to observe phenomena universal for various types of tissues. We will apply correlation techniques: fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS) and raster image correlation spectroscopy (RICS). We will follow the movement of known fluorescent probes as well as native autofluorescence components. Three distinct topics are available within the project:

1) “Influence of antibiotics on cellular nanoviscosity”

2) “Studies of mobility of apoptosis inducing agents in cells”

3) “Studies on biophysical symptoms of starvation”

Job description

Number of vacancies


Key responsibilities include


1. Sample preparation

2. Measurements

3. Data analysis

4. Reporting


Position in the project

MSc student – scholarship position

Job type



We offer 1 000 PLN per month

Maximum planned period of contract/stipend agreement

6 months

We offer

We offer 1 000 PLN per month stipend. The stipendship is for 6 months.

Career development prospects at IPC PAS

The successful candidate will be part of a Soft Condensed Matter Group in the IPC PAS Warsaw.

Institute provides opportunity to participate in ERASMUS + programme.

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Scientific discipline

Chemistry, Physical Chemistry

Scientific profile of a candidate

First Stage Researcher (R1)


1. Education: current status of Master student of Chemistry or related discipline.

2. Good knowledge of English.

3. Strong motivation and commitment.

4. Knowledge of the FCS technique (Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy) and the basics of microfluidic techniques will be a welcome advantage.

Key assessment criteria

The Commission will take into account the following criteria:

a)competences of candidates to perform specific tasks in a research project

b)previous scientific achievements of candidates, including publications in the renowned publishers/scientific journals,

c) research related achievements including scholarships, awards, and research experience in Poland or abroad

Required documents

1. professional curriculum vitae with list of scientific achievements (publications, patents, conference presentations, etc.).

2. cover letter

3. university degree diploma with Bachelor degree of Chemistry or related discipline

4. confirmation about the status of the MSc student

Recruitment procedure

The scholarship will be awarded in accordance with the NCN regulations:

 and in accordance with the Employment policy of the Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS

How to Apply: Send application directly to

IMPORTANT! email subject: “Recruitment no. 72/2021”

The commission evaluates applications on a point scale.

The scholarship will be awarded to the person who obtains the highest number of points.

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.

The results of the competition are made public.

Additional information

The competition will be settled in January 2022.

More information about the Team:

For additional job details please contact Leader of this project: 


Application deadline

31.12.2021 23:00

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

Date of announcement: 10.12.2021

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