ORGANISATION/COMPANYWarsaw University of Live Sciences
RESEARCH FIELDBiological sciences › Biology
RESEARCHER PROFILERecognised Researcher (R2)
APPLICATION DEADLINE20/06/2022 15:00 - Europe/Brussels
LOCATIONPoland › Warsaw
TYPE OF CONTRACTOther
HOURS PER WEEK40
OFFER STARTING DATE01/06/2022
IS THE JOB RELATED TO STAFF POSITION WITHIN A RESEARCH INFRASTRUCTURE?Yes
The Rector of the Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW) announces a competition for the employment of a research assistant at the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology for the implementation of the international project: “Phage treatment and wetland technology as intervention strategy to prevent dissemination of antibiotic resistance in surface waters.” financed under the JPIAMR program on the basis of an employment contract - 1 full-time job, 36 months.
Information about the competition:
Position: assistant professor
Field: natural sciences
Discipline: biological sciences, specialization in microbiology
Date of announcement: 14.04.2022
Application deadline: 14.05.2022-20.05.2022 until 15.00
KEY WORDS: microbiology, biotechnology, ecology
DESCRIPTION (field, expectations, comments):
Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology - Institute of Biology of the Warsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW) will employ a person as a research assistant to implement an international project “Phage treatment and wetland technology as intervention strategy to prevent dissemination of antibiotic resistance in surface waters.” on the basis of an employment contract from 01/06/2022 for 36 months. Salary of 10 000 PLN per month before taxes = ca. 6000 net/month.
The candidate should have a PhD in biological sciences or an equivalent degree. The candidate should also have appropriate scientific achievements in the form of publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals consistent with the subject of the project, indexed on the JCR list and from the ministerial list (MEiN) of journals - at least 5 publications.
The candidate should demonstrate scientific interests in the field of ecology, microbiology and biotechnology; have a very good command of the English language, sufficient to enable independent writing of scientific publications in this language and giving lectures at scientific conferences. An additional advantage will be, in particular, scientific internship abroad in research centers or visible scientific activity on an international scale.
The duties of the candidate will include conducting scientific research independently and in cooperation with employees of the Institute of Biology of the Warsaw University of Life Sciences and people from outside the Warsaw University of Life Sciences, including partners from abroad. Additionally, active fundraising for research and writing scientific articles for journals with a significant impact factor (IF> 3.0).
When cantidates with the similar qualifications are appplying, an additional advantage will be: the candidate's experience in the implementation and / or management of research projects financed by the National Science Center, National Center for Research and Development or similar financial institutions awarding research funding under competitive procedures and internships or internships in Poland or/and abroad, number of publications, their point value, number of citations according to WoS, practical skills in the use of methods such as: bacterial cultivation, preparation of media and solutions, isolation and determination of enzymatic activities and the content of various biomolecules, isolation of metagenomic, genomic and plasmid DNA bacteria, PCR/qPCR, screening, cloning, protein expression and purification, bioinformatic analysis of genomic and metagenomic data, creation of databases.
The duties of the candidate will also include data processing necessary for the proper implementation of scientific research and the resulting administrative obligations.
The candidate (-tka) should additionally have the followingcompetencies:
• Ability to work in a team and to organize work time well;
• Fluent computer skills in the field of MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Teams;
• At least basic knowledge of the Python programming language;
• Experience in works in the field of environmental microbiology and microbial ecology;
• Knowledge of the English language at a very good level in speech and writing.
• Taking up work on the basis of an employment contract,
• Possibility to participate in already conducted research at the Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology,
Persons participating in the competition should submit the following documents to the Secretariat of the Institute of Biology of the Warsaw University of Life Sciences, ul. Nowoursynowska 159, building 37, room 013, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
• full curriculum vitae in Polish or English;
• a copy of the doctoral diploma or a certificate of obtaining the degree of doctor of biological sciences or an equivalent;
• a list of published research papers.
Additional information: PhD Małgorzata Grzesiuk-Bienek,
e-mail: email@example.com tel. (+48) 22 59 32763
The recruitment procedure is two-step, after the initial selection, the selection board will interview the selected candidates, the selection board has the right to select no candidates for employment.
Please attach the following statement:
agree to the processing of my personal data by the Warsaw University of Life Sciences – SGGW in order to participate in recruitment processes, in accordance with the Act of 10.05.2018 on the protection of personal data (Dz.U. of 2018, item 1000).
Please be informed that all personal data that will be transferred by you in the recruitment procedure to the position of assistant by the Warsaw University of Life Sciences-SGGW (WULS-SGGW) will be processed by WULS-SGGW in order to conduct the above-mentioned recruitment procedure in accordance with Article 6.1.a) of the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation) hereinafter referred to as RODO. The Personal Data Administrator is Warsaw University of Life Sciences-SGGW, with its seat at Nowoursynowska st. 166, 02-787 Warsaw. Personal data will be stored until the recruitment procedure conducted by WULS-SGGW is completed. At WULS-SGGW, there is the Data Protection Inspector supervising the correctness of personal data processing, who can be contacted via the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In accordance with the provisions of RODO, we would like to inform you that you have the right from WULS-SGGW as the Personal Data Administrator to access your data, rectify, transfer and delete it, as well as limit data processing and lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority.
Decision deadline –23.05.2022
Project description: Currently, dissemination of antibiotic resistance became a global problem and a real threat to public health. Communal wastes have been recognized as a possible source of antibiotic resistant bacteria and antibiotic resistance genes spreading to other environments. Thus, novel, possibly cheap and sustainable technologies for purification of wastewaters from antibiotics, antibiotic resistant bacteria and antibiotic resistance genes are needed. The project PhageLand aims to develop an intervention strategy to prevent the transfer of antibiotic resistance from wastewater to surface waters. The innovative strategy combines cheap and eco-friendly phage therapy (i.e. targeted elimination of bacteria via action of bacterial viruses) and passive treatment systems, namely constructed wetlands. The project includes public health investigations targeting multidrug resistant bacterial pathogens in low-middle income countries (LMICs) in Eastern Europe. Phage therapy treatment will be tailored to eliminate multi-drug resistant pathogens from wastewater as they are transferred through artificially constructed wetlands. In parallel, PhageLand aims to evaluate: a) the self-purification capacity of model full-scale constructed wetlands operating in Spain and Moldova in removing antibiotic residues, antibiotic resistant bacteria and antibiotic resistance genes; and b) the potential risk associated with the dissemination of multi-drug resistant bacteria and resistance genes within indigenous bacterial communities and among various animals inhabiting constructed wetlands. The project includes field and laboratory experiments, using cutting-edge chemical, biotechnological and (meta)genomic techniques, as well as animal research. The development of this cheap and nature-based technology is especially important for LMIC countries, where financing for the construction and maintaining of the large-capacity wastewater treatment plants is limited due to high costs.
EURAXESS offer ID: 773037
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