08/09/2020

Postdoctoral Fellow (ASSISTANT PROFESSOR in the research staff)


  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Jagiellonian University
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Biological sciencesOther
    ChemistryBiochemistry
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    09/10/2020 12:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Poland › Cracow
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    19/10/2020
  • IS THE JOB RELATED TO STAFF POSITION WITHIN A RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE?
    Yes

The successful candidate will join a project that aims to design and build novel DNA-based nanomachines able to interact with specific proteins and help construct artificial cells and cell like structures, particularly they will be involved in applying this technology to construct novel structures that will be able to act as a new class of vaccine, e.g. against SARS-CoV-2.

Benefits

In the Heddle Lab we offer a dynamic and growing lab that is breaking new ground in bionanoscience and is extremely well-funded. We are housed in a new state-of the-art research centre with access to the full suite of equipment necessary for bionanoscience, biochemistry and structural biology research and work with a network of international collaborators in Europe.

 

In addition, we offer:

i) Postdoctoral research position with generous, internationally competitive remuneration;

ii) Discounted membership of sports facilities (“Multisport”, https://www.benefitsystems.pl/en/for-you/multisport/)

iii) Subsidised social events (theatre tickets, hotels etc);

iv) Excellent training: In our diverse group you will be able to network with international researchers, experience and learn new skills including in DNA origami design, enzyme biochemistry, structural biology, protein design etc.

Eligibility criteria

The competitive selection process is open for all individuals, who meet the requirements set out in Articles 113 and 116.2.3) of the Act of 20 July 2018 – Law on Higher Education and Science, and who meet the following eligibility criteria according to § 165 of the Statute of the Jagiellonian University:

1) Holding at least a doctoral degree;

2) Having relevant scientific achievements;

3) Taking active part in scientific life;

Selection process

Please submit the following documents to: Jonathan Heddle, email: jonathan.heddle@uj.edu.pl applications should be marked “FNPostdoc4”

  1. Copy of PhD certificate.
  2. Doctoral dissertation review.
  3. Contact details of a minimum of two referees including a former academic supervisor.
  4. Motivation Letter.
  5. CV.
  6. Information on the candidate’s scientific and organisational achievements.
  7. List of publications (along with the respective publishing houses and the number of pages).
  8. Personal questionnaire.
  9. Statement declaring that Jagiellonian University will be the basic place of employment in the case of being employed in the competition procedure.
  10. Statement – in accordance with Article 113 of the Act Law on higher education and science.
  11. Declaration on acknowledging and accepting the rules and regulations concerning intellectual property management and commercialisation in force at the Jagiellonian University.
  12. Information regarding personal data processing.

Statement forms can be downloaded from here: http://www.heddlelab.org/images/Team%20post-doc_attachments.zip

Additional comments

Jagiellonian University does not provide housing.

Web site for additional job details

Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Biological sciencesOther
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    ChemistryBiochemistry
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Biological sciences: PhD or equivalent
    Chemistry: PhD or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Good

Skills/Qualifications

  1. Possess a PhD in chemical engineering, structural biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics or related discipline.
  2. Must be less than 5 years since awarding of PhD (not including allowed career breaks).
  3. Should have general molecular biology skills such as cloning and protein production/purification
  4. Have good skills of work management and experimental record keeping
  5. Should be able to work well in a multidisciplinary team
  6. Have good written and oral communication skills in English

 

Specific Requirements

  1. Experience working with proteins/DNA nanostructures and/or lipid nanostructures would be advantageous but not obligatory as these skills can be learned in-house
  2. Experience in structural biology, particularly cryo EM will be advantageous but not obligatory

Map Information

Job Work Location Personal Assistance locations
Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Małopolska Centre of Biotechnology
Poland
małopolska
Cracow
30-387
7a Gronostajowa

EURAXESS offer ID: 556738

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