Job details

Place of work

International Centre for Translational Eye Research (Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences)

Funding institution


Project description

Project title, type and project number

International Centre for Translational Eye Research (ICTER), The FENG.02.01-IP.05-T005/23 Project is funded within the International Research Agendas Programme of the Foundation for Polish Science. MCBO-2_10/2024

Project leader

Prof. Maciej Wojtkowski


The International Centre for Translational Eye Research (ICTER) is a multi-investigator center for eye research as related to imaging and biochemical techniques to support advances in understanding the etiology and treatment of human blinding diseases. The new research agenda (carried under International Research Agenda’ project no. FENG.02.01-IP.05-T005/23) aims to develop new tools for safer and more effective surgical interventions, new therapies for eye diseases, and diagnostic methods to improve prognosis and restore vision. The main technology to be developed under this program will be a novel robotic system for delivering drugs to the eye and performing a tissue biopsy, in which a robotic system will assist the micromanipulation of the injection device with 3-D localized imaging.

Further information on the research priorities and current expertise of our Center can be found at

The Institute seeks applicants with a PhD degree and experience in molecular biology and genomics.

The group is led by Dr Marcin Tabaka (PI) and  leverages high-throughput single-cell RNA and ATAC sequencing to address fundamental questions in eye research.

The Institute seeks applicants for the Laboratory manager position, experienced in scientific activity who will be expected to maintain and develop wet lab infrastructure, be responsible for management of the workflow in the research group and will help determining standard practices and procedures. The manager will have direct impact on R&D work by streamlining external and internal communication, taking part in technology transfer, dissemination of the work from the Lab and Centre, etc.

Job description

Number of vacancies


Key responsibilities include

  1. Maintain institutional protocols for lab, experiments and animal work
  2. Develop and maintain lab infrastructure
  3. Ordering of lab supplies and reagents
  4. Active participation in the creation and management of grant applications
  5. Coordination of regulatory issues (Ethics committee approvals, Equipment safety and efficacy, due diligence documentation)
  6. Coordination with Legal, Technology Transfer Offices and Patent lawyers for Intellectual Property management and all other legal issues
  7. Ensure financial and administrative project follow-up: track project financial performance and report accordingly, and track of project progress and meet workplan deadlines/deliverables
  8. Coordination of regular events agenda (calendar management, group meetings, seminars, scientific paper discussion meetings, online meetings, work events, etc.)
  9. Supervision of students

Position in the project

Laboratory manager

Job type

Employment contract


12,000 PLN gross/month /month (1 FTE) (remuneration will be calculated proportionally in case of lower FTE value)

Position starts on


Maximum planned period of contract/stipend agreement

31st December 2028

We offer

1. Full-time employment contract;

2. Opportunity to work in an innovative scientific environment;

3. International cooperation with experienced researchers;

4. Competitive salary;

More details

see website

Scientific discipline

Molecular biology, Biotechnology, Genomics


  1. M.Sc. or Ph.D.  degree in molecular biology, biotechnology, genomics or related field
  2. Solid knowledge and familiarity with laboratory techniques in molecular biology and genomics
  3. Ability to work in interdisciplinary team and manage projects and people.
  4. Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  5. Proactive, organized, with good time management
  6. Excellent problem-solving skills
  7. Experience with Microsoft and Google-based platforms (Word, Excel, Gmail, Google Calendar)
  8. Experience in grant management and knowledge of local/national/EU-international funding opportunities.
  9. Direct experience with management and coordination of scientific research, public tenders and equipment procurement especially in public Polish research institutions, etc.

Key assessment criteria

  1. Creativity measured by the quality and number of scientific publications or other documented activities
  2. Knowledge of laboratory techniques in molecular biology and genomics
  3. Ability to fulfill expected responsibilities in lab management.
  4. Ability to collaborate with other managers, employees and supervisor
  5. Prior experience with grant management in PL/EU
  6. Communication skills
Required documents
  1. CV
  2. Cover letter
  3. Copy of PhD diploma
  4. Name and contact information for 1 referee.
Recruitment procedure

Successful candidates fulfilling the selection criteria and qualifications will be invited for an interview. The competition results shall be announced by May, 31 2024.

The competition may be extended until a suitable candidate who fulfills all requirements is found

The International Centre for Translational Eye Research (Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS) is committed to employment equality (esp. European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers) and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates fulfilling the requirements specified in this

Additional information

Please submit the following documents to:

Kindly specify in the application topic: MCBO-2_10/2024


Application deadline

19.05.2024 0:00

Deadline for the settlement of the competition


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

Date of announcement: 26.04.2024

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