Job details

Recruitment result
Place of work

Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences

Funding institution

National Science Centre

Project description

Project title, type and project number

Sonata Bis 6 project no. 2016/22/E/ST2/00558 “Evolution of gene regulation as a stochastic process: Savageau's demand theory, cost of regulation and noise”

Project leader

dr hab. Anna Ochab-Marcinek


The aim of the project is to theoretically model the evolution of gene regulation taking into account stochastic gene expression.

Job description

Number of vacancies


Key responsibilities include

Numerical simulations within the project's tasks:

  1. Study of the evolution of gene regulation in a static fitness landscape for the deterministic model gene expression
  2. Study of the evolution of gene regulation in a static fitness landscape for the stochastic model of gene expression with a non-self-regulated regulatory gene
  3. Study of the evolution of gene regulation in a static fitness landscape for the stochastic model of gene expression with a self-regulated regulatory gene
  4. Study of the evolution of gene regulation in a switching fitness landscape

Position in the project

Student trainee

Job type

Civil law contract


1000 PLN

Position starts on


Maximum planned period of contract/stipend agreement

1 month

We offer

Possibility to acquire research experience.


Scientific discipline

Physics, Mathematical physics, Statistical physics, Biophysics

Scientific profile of a candidate

First Stage Researcher (R1)


  1. The candidate shall be a student of physics, informatics, bioinformatics, mathematics, or related disciplines.
  2. The candidate shall have:
  • Good knowledge of programming. Knowledge Python or C++ or symbolic algebra software will be an asset. Depending on the educational background,the knowledge of fundamentals of chemistry or physics, at the academic level.
  • Communicative knowledge of English.

Key assessment criteria

Competences of candidates for specific tasks in the research project.

Required documents

Scientific curriculum vitae, including a list of scientific achievements (scholarships, publications, patents, conference presentations, etc.)

Recruitment procedure

There will be two stages of recruitment: In the first stage, the candidates will be assessed based on submitted documents. The incomplete applications will not be considered. Among the candidates who received high marks in the assessment, the Competition Commission will select the best candidates. The best candidates who meet the Competition requirements will be invited for the online interview (second stage).

Recruitment will take place in accordance with the Employment policy of the Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS

Additional information

Planned online interviews: 21-22.01.2021 Scheduled date of starting work within the project: 01-02-2021 and not later than 01.04.2021 (negotiable)

How to Apply: Send application directly to;

IMPORTANT! email subject: “Recruitment no. 76/2020”

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 lodg ed 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.

Contact person: dr hab. Anna Ochab-Marcinek,


Application deadline

20.01.2021 23:00

Deadline for the settlement of the competition


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

Date of announcement: 22.12.2020

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