Institute of Physical Chemistry Polish Academy of Sciences ul. Kasprzaka 44/52 01-224 Warsaw
Foundation for Polish Science
Project title, type and project number
Label-free and rapid optical imaging, detection and sorting of leukemia cells (RApID), TEAM-NET project (POIR.04.04.00-00-16ED/18-00), 026/2021
Prof. dr hab. Czesław Radzewicz
The primary objective of the project is to develop the first Stimulated Raman Spectroscopy (SRS) microfluidic system for non-invasive imaging of live leukemic cells (RApID) and apply it to rapid diagnostics and assessment of chemosensitivity in vitro.
The newly developed diagnostic instrument will fill the gap in the current diagnostic methodology of leukemia. The proposed approach will objectify and accelerate initial diagnostics and follow up of leukemia patients; in addition, such approach would be potentially automatable, opening new areas of application in leukemia research. Given the fact that initial/follow-up leukemia diagnostic work-up requires experienced, multidisciplinary approach and consumes considerable costs (>3100 USD for initial diagnostic procedures in USA), the label-free imaging of leukemic cells might significantly accelerate this process and reduce its cost.
The research and development envisioned in this application will be conducted by the team of experts in the fields related to the Project. Partners of Consortium consist of five scientific institutions None of the essential parts of the RApID instrument (SRS microscope, microfluidic trap & release system) are commercially available, so they must be developed by the Partners within the Project.
The employed postdoc will be participating in constructing and testing RApID device, and in carrying out experiments planned in the project with use of the RApID device in Laser Center at IPC PAS (IPC PAS LC).
Number of vacancies
Key responsibilities include
Position in the project
Contract of employment (full time)
Gross amount ~ 8000 PLN (up to 5 years after accomplishing PhD), Gross amount ~ 12000 PLN (between 6 and 9 years after accomplishing PhD)
Position starts on
Maximum planned period of contract/stipend agreement
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Scientific profile of a candidate
Established Researcher (R3)
Key assessment criteria
Candidates will be evaluated basing on their knowledge and scientific achievements in the area of the project, realized grants and stages, motivations, level of English and communications and interpersonal skills.
Applications which not fulfill formal requirements maybe rejected without evaluation.
Required documents should be send to firstname.lastname@example.org with the email title “Recruitment no. 026/2021” or by post to „Instytut Chemii Fizycznej Polskiej Akademii Nauk, ul. Kasprzaka 44/52, 01-224 Warszawa” with the title “Recruitment no. 026/2021”
All submitted documents will be evaluated by the Recruitment Committee.
The evaluation will be in two steps. In the first step, the submitted documents will be assessed. The best candidates will be invited to interview (in English for foreign candidates), in person or in the form of a conference call, in August 2021.
The Recruitment Committee will take a decision by majority of votes.
Candidates participating in the recruitment process will not be discriminated for any reason.
The Recruitment Committee will inform candidates about the results of the recruitment no later than 7 days after the end of the recruitment process.
All candidates have the right to appeal against the decision of the Committee within 7 days from the date of receipt of the corresponding information. The complaints may refer to procedural defects of the selection process only.
In response to the appeal, an appeal committee will be appointed, which opinion is necessary for the acceptance of recruitment reports by the Foundation for Polish Science.
For any additional information please contact dr. Katarzyna Krupa email@example.com
Deadline for the settlement of the competition
Archival announcement. We would like to thank all candidates for their submitted applications.