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Post-doctoral position in cell biophysics (project "Genome stability in mammalian oocytes and somatic cells”)

26/10/2022

Job Information

Organisation/Company
Jagiellonian University, Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology
Department
Cell Biophysics Department
Research Field
Biological sciences
Researcher Profile
First Stage Researcher (R1)
Country
Poland
Application Deadline
Type of Contract
Temporary
Job Status
Full-time
Hours Per Week
40
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?
Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?
No

Offer Description

A postdoctoral position is open for a highly motivated person with experience in cell biology and/or biophysics, to join our research group at Department of Cell Biophysics, Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology, Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland. The successful candidate will participate in a project which is focused on mechanisms of DNA damage induction and repair in mammalian oocytes and somatic cells. Cell biology and biophysical techniques will be used, including fluorescence confocal and super-resolution imaging, and various methods of detection of DNA damage and repair.

The overall goal of the proposal is to improve our understanding of the mechanisms behind a lower mutation rate of the female germline in comparison with somatic cells. The planned research involves direct measurements the numbers of endogenous single-strand DNA breaks (sSTRIDE technique, Nucl. Acids Res. 48(3), 2020, p. e14), measurements and imaging of localisation of critical SSB repair factors in oocytes and somatic cells, assessing the capacity of oocytes and zygotes to repair SSBs, and measurements of abundance of repair components and assessing their role in conferring resistance to DNA damage.

Jagiellonian University ranks among the best and the oldest (est. 1364) universities in Europe. Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology offers state-of-the-art equipment and technological facilities, and ample collaboration opportunities with other research groups on the campus, in all disciplines of science. More information:

Jagiellonian University: https://en.uj.edu.pl/en_GB/start

Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology: https://wbbib.uj.edu.pl/en_GB/start-en

Department of Cell Biophysics: https://helios.wbbib.uj.edu.pl/en_GB/

 

Kraków is a vibrant city, one of the most visited tourist destinations in Europe, and a renowned centre of science and technology. For more information visit: https://www.lonelyplanet.com/poland/malopolska/krakow

 

FUNDING ORGANISATION

 

The project is funded by National Science Center, Poland, and Czech Science Foundation, Czech Republic.

Requirements

Research Field
Biological sciences
Education Level
Master Degree or equivalent
Skills/Qualifications

Educational level: Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent (biological sciences or physics)

Required languages: Good command of spoken and written English.

Specific Requirements

Hands-on experience with fluorescence confocal imaging, in vitro cell cultures, immunofluorescence, methods of detection of DNA damage and repair, western blots, plasmid multiplication will constitute an advantage.

Languages
ENGLISH
Level
Good
Research Field
Biological sciences
Years of Research Experience
1 - 4

Additional Information

Benefits

JU employees are covered by health insurance and pension scheme. Jagiellonian University offers an opportunity to benefit from additionally paid medical and sport services.

Selection process

Required Application Materials:

  1. Cover letter, including description of research interests
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Copies (pdf) of first author publications
  4. Names and contact information for at least two referees

The candidates who fulfil the criteria of the job announcement will be invited for an interview (Zoom, Skype).

APPOINTMENT

Appointment starting date: position open immediately

Appointment term: three years

Salary: dependent on expertise and experience

Info about the lab: https://helios.wbbib.uj.edu.pl/en_GB/

Inquiries: jerzy.dobrucki@uj.edu.pl

Application deadline: 30th November 2022

Interested candidates should send the application documents by e-mail to: jerzy.dobrucki@uj.edu.pl

Work Location(s)

Number of offers available
1
Company/Institute
Cell Biophysics Department
Country
Poland
State/Province
małopolskie
City
Kraków
Postal Code
30-387
Street
Gronostajowa 7
Geofield

Where to apply

E-mail
jerzy.dobrucki@uj.edu.pl

Contact

State/Province
małopolskie
City
Krakow
Website
Street
Gronostajowa 7
Postal Code
30-387