Job details

Recruitment result
Place of work

Microfluidics and Complex Fluids Group Department of Soft Condensed Matter, IPC PAS

Funding institution

Foundation for Polish Science

Project description

Project title, type and project number

RApID -Label-free and rapid optical imaging, detection and sorting of leukemia cells; TEAM-NETProject No. POIR.04.04.00-00-16ED/18, 44/2022


The primary objective of the project is to develop the first Stimulated Raman Scattering (SRS) microscopic-microfluidic system for non-invasive imaging of live cells and apply it to rapid leukemia cell imaging, diagnostics, sorting and assessment of chemosensitivity in vitro. Multidisciplinary teams of experts establishing the consortium will characterize Raman spectra of leukemic cells and link them to biological features of the disease. These data will be thereafter used to design and construct, microfluidic-based diagnostic device utilizing SRS microscopy which will allow for quick and reliable differentiation between different types of leukemia cells providing clinicians with quantitative information crucial to make proper decisions during the course of the treatment. The envisaged microfluidic-SRS instrument will fill the gap in the current diagnostic methodology of leukemia, accelerate diagnostics and decrease its cost. Moreover, the developed methodology will open new areas of application in leukemia research.

We are looking for a highly motivated Experienced Researcher (R3) with background in microfluidics, microelectronics, automation, robotics, informatics, or optics. The successful candidate will join an international and multidisciplinary team and will i) develop optical imaging systems for detection of WBCs in microfluidic channel, ii) integrate the microfluidic devices with the SRS system, automatize standard operation protocol sequences such as deliver-trap-scan-release sort, iii) optimize cell sorting efficiency based on the acquired Raman signal.

Job description

Number of vacancies


Key responsibilities include

  • Development of optical imaging systems for detection of WBCs in microfluidic channels,
  • Integration of the microfluidic devices with the SRS system, automation of standard operation protocol sequences such as deliver-trap-scan-release sort,
  • Optimization of cell sorting based on the acquired Raman signal for efficiency and throughput.
  • Data analysis, writing reports, patents and publications
  • Advising younger team members, cooperation with researchers including communication with English-speaking colleagues

Position in the project

Experienced Researcher

Job type

Employment on 75 % time basis


full remuneration cost (brutto-brutto) of 12 000 PLN per month

Position starts on


Maximum planned period of contract/stipend agreement

10 months

We offer

  • Employment on 75 % time basis (for 10 months) with full remuneration cost (brutto-brutto) of 12 000 PLN per month financed by the Foundation for Polish Science Team-NET project No. POIR.04.04.00-00-16ED/18.
  • Work in the outstanding scientific institution in the dynamic research group with members representing diverse interests and qualifications – see details on the website:
  • Possibility to collaborate with research groups engaged in the project (University of Warsaw, Medical University of Lodz, Institute of Haematology and Transfusion Medicine, Jagellonian University) and industrial partners (Electric System & Laser Technology).
  • Engagement into an ambitious research program and possibility to build the academic career.
  • Scientific and organizational support.
  • Access to the modern research equipment.
  • Possibility to participate in Erasmus +

Scientific discipline

microfluidics, microengineering, physics/optics, microelectronics, automation, robotics, informatics or similar

Scientific profile of a candidate

Established Researcher (R3)


  • PhD in physics, engineering, electronics, informatics or similar
  • Solid knowledge and hands-on experience with experimental microfluidic systems (ideally experience with development of microfluidic systems for biomedical or microbiological applications)
  • Hands-on experience with photolithography and/or other microfabrication techniques
  • Solid knowledge in Mathlab, LabView, phyton and/or similar environment
  • Additional experience in one or more of the following fields is preferential: optics, optofluidics, acustofluidics, Raman Spectroscopy, microbiology, automation
  • Creativity and enthusiasm measured by the quality and number of projects, internships, authorship in peer-reviewed publications and patents in which the Candidate participated and contributed
  • Analytical thinking and critical problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communications, organization and time management skills
  • Fluent in spoken and written English
  • Flexibility and ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural research team
  • Experience in supervision and mentoring of MSc and PhD students

Key assessment criteria

Evaluation of the applications will be in 2 stages:

  1. First stage: analysis of CV, ML and the other submitted documents
  2. Second stage: interview (only the highest scoring candidates will be invited)
Required documents
  • Scientific Curriculum Vitae including work experiences; academic record; scientific projects the candidate has participated and his/her role in the project; trainings, internships and scientific visits; grants and awards
  • Motivation letter including past experiences related to the position
  • Scans of diplomas (MSc, PhD)
  • Citation report (preferably based on Web of Science Core Collection)
  • Information about any breaks in performing research work, e.g. maternity leave, internship in industry, etc. When assessing the achievements of the candidate the Competition Committee shall take into account breaks in research and shall convert the candidate's indicated achievements into effective years of scientific work
  • Consent to the processing of the candidate's personal data for the purposes of the competition. The candidate's declaration he/she has become acquainted with the General Rules Governing Competitions for Research Posts at the IPC PAS in Warsaw
Recruitment procedure

The required application documents must be sent by email to: with email title “ICHF 44/2022”. Emails without this number will be not considered!

  • A recruitment commission for evaluation of the candidates will be established (consisting of 3 researchers and specialists in the field).
  • The commission evaluates applications on a point scale. The position will be awarded to the person who obtains the highest number of points.
  • The evaluation will be in twosteps: first the submitted documents will be evaluated. Next, the top candidates will be invited of an interview.
  • The commission will take into account the following criteria: competences of candidates for specific tasks in a research project, previous scientific achievements of candidates, awards and distinctions of the candidate resulting from the conducted research.
  • The results of the competition are made public.
  • The competition can be cancelled without a notice.
  • Candidates have the right to appeal against negative recruitment results within 7 days of receiving feedback from the recruitment committee.
Additional information

How to Apply: Send application directly to;

IMPORTANT! email subject: “Recruitment no. 44/2022

For additional information please contact:,

see website:


Application deadline

29.01.2023 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: 5.12.2022

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