08/02/2019
The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers

MSc student – scholarship (2 positions) (chemistry, biology, physics)

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Biological sciencesBiological engineering
    ChemistryComputational chemistry
    ChemistryPhysical chemistry
    EngineeringBiomedical engineering
    PhysicsBiophysics
    PhysicsChemical physics
    PhysicsComputational physics
    TechnologyBiotechnology
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    24/02/2019 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Poland › Warsaw
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/07/2019

MSc student positions available in the Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS within National Science Center Sonata Bis 7 Project No. UMO- 2017/26/E/ST4/00041 entitled “MODULATION OF STABILITY OF VIRIONS – A FIGHT FOR AND AGAINST VIRUSES” (leader dr Jan Paczesny).
We offer 1200 PLN per month stipend financed from the NCN Sonata Bis 7 Project No. UMO-2017/26/E/ST4/00041. The position is for a period of 12 months, which might be extended for another year in case of candidates, who are starting their 4th year of studies on October 2019, provided that this candidate will win the next organized competition.
The proposed project focuses on development of a toolkit for modulation of stability of virions using bacteriophages as models. There is a need to unravel, understand and describe in quantitative manner how various factors influence viruses. We will focus on understanding interactions between phage virions and electromagnetic field (Task 1) and chemical reactions between designed linkers and proteins forming capsids (Task 2). Gained knowledge might be of interest also for other fields of science. Specific tasks will depend on profiles of successful candidates.
From our experience the background in biotechnology would be appropriate, as it allows to adapt to both chemistry and biology tasks. However, applicants with other backgrounds will be also considered based on the possible input to the project (e.g. chemists, biologists, physicists, engineers or similar, not only experimentalist but also theoreticians). Candidates willing to study within MOST program are also welcomed.
Responsibilities:
• Carrying out experimental work under the supervision, maintaining regular research notes.
• Presenting at group meetings and conferences.
• Contribution to the efficient functioning of the lab including necessary administrative and organizational tasks.

Benefits

We offer 1200 PLN per month stipend financed from the NCN Sonata Bis 7 Project No. UMO-2017/26/E/ST4/00041.
Career perspectives: MSc students will be encouraged to participate in interesting events happening in Poland, i.e. meetings of Association of Students of Chemistry (OSChem by ASSChem), All-Polish School of Biotechnology, Symbioza conferences or meetings of students section of Polish Association of Chemists. The position is for a period of 12 months, which might be extended for another year in case of candidates, who are starting their 4th year of studies on October 2019, provided that this candidate will win the next organized competition

Eligibility criteria

1. At the starting date of the work within the project, applicant should be a student of intramural or extramural second degree studies, conducted in universities on Polish territory or should be a student of at least the fourth year of intramural or extramural uniform master's studies carried out at universities on the territory of the Republic of Poland.
2. The average grade obtained in the course of study should exceed 4.3.

Selection process

• Complete application should include the following items:
• application letter,
• professional curriculum vitae,
• at least one letter of recommendation written by academic,
• consent regarding the collection and processing of personal data
( http://ichf.edu.pl/RODO_student-stypendysta_stipendist_NCN_zgoda.doc ),
• optionally university degree diploma
• a list of scientific achievements (publications, patents, conference presentations, etc.).
IMPORTANT: applications without the consent will not be considered.
Application deadline is on 24th of February 2019, 23:00
• The best candidates who meet the competition requirements will be invited for an interview (or a conference-call). The interviews will take place from 25th to 28th of February 2019. Good command of English is required. We reserve the right to contact and reply to only selected candidates.
• The scholarship will be awarded in accordance with the NCN regulations: „Regulamin przyznawania stypendiów naukowych w projektach badawczych finansowanych ze środków narodowego centrum nauki" https://www.ncn.gov.pl/sites/default/files/pliki/uchwaly-rady/2016/uchwa...) and in accordance with the Employment policy of the Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS ( http://ichf.edu.pl/employment_policy.pdf)
• The Commission will take into account the following criteria:
a) competences of candidates for specific tasks in a research project,
b) previous scientific achievements of candidates,
c) awards and distinctions of the candidate resulting from the conducted research.
• The commission evaluates applications on a point scale.
• The scholarship will be awarded to the person who obtains the highest number of points.
• The results of the recruitment will be announced on March 1st, 2019.
• In case the chosen person study in other city than Warsaw, he or she will be ask to participate in MOST program, which application deadline in May 2019.
• The results of the competition are made public.
• Scheduled date of starting work within the Project might vary in range from July 1st, 2019 to October 1st, 2019 depending on the obligations of the successful candidates.

Additional comments

o Email: rekrutacja@ichf.edu.pl, IMPORTANT: email title “ICHF 7/2019”

Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Biological sciences
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Chemistry
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Physics
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Engineering
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Technology
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Biological sciences: Bachelor Degree or equivalent
    Chemistry: Bachelor Degree or equivalent
    Physics: Bachelor Degree or equivalent
    Engineering: Bachelor Degree or equivalent
    Technology: Bachelor Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Good

Skills/Qualifications

Two profiles of candidates are most welcome:
1) experimentalists with background in bio-related science and experience in laboratory work, or
2) persons who can perform experiments in silico and build models to boost understanding of processes seen in experiments.

Specific Requirements

1. Ability to work independently as well as in a group.
2. Basic knowledge of rules and protocols valid in bio-labs.
3. Knowledge on bacteriophages will be appreciated.
4. Proficiency in English speaking and writing.

Work location(s)
2 position(s) available at
Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences
Poland
Warsaw
PL-01-224
Warsaw, Kasprzaka 44/52

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