24/06/2022
The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers

Post-doctoral position Recruitment No 23/2022

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Biological sciencesBiological engineering
    ChemistryBiochemistry
    EngineeringBiomedical engineering
    TechnologyBiotechnology
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    26/07/2022 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Poland › Warsaw
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/09/2022
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    23/2022

OFFER DESCRIPTION

Post-doctoral position available in the Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS within National Science Center (NSC) project entitled “Artificial pancreatic islets: microfluidics-assisted reaggregation of endocrine cells inside hydrogel microcapsules” Opus 17 (2019/33/B/ST8/02145)

The goal of the project is to develop an artificial pancreatic islet based on reaggregation of the dissociated pancreatic endocrine cells, mainly alpha- and beta-cells, into a functional tissue via microencapsulation.

We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral candidate with background in cell- and molecular biology, bioengineering, chemistry or biotechnology

Responsibilities:

• designing and setting up a system for microfluidic encapsulation of beta cells inside hydrogel microbeads

• optimization of the encapsulation process

• measurements of insulin secretion from the beads (ELISA tests)

• co-encapsulation of beta cells with various other types of cells (e.g., endothelial) for improved viability and functionality

More Information

Benefits

• 15-month full time work contract

• Salary (total employment cost) of 10 000 PLN per month financed by the NCN Opus 17 (2019/33/B/ST8/02145)

• Engagement into an ambitious research program and possibility to build the academic career

Career perspectives:

• Work in the outstanding scientific institution in the dynamic research group with members representing diverse interests and qualifications – see details on the website: https://sgmte.pl/

• Participation in Erasmus projects

Eligibility criteria

  • PhD degree in engineering, biomedical engineering, biotechnology, chemistry or related fields obtained not earlier than 7 years before the engagement in the project (this period might be longer due to family reasons according to NCN rules).
  • Experience in tissue engineering and microfluidics will be an asset
  • Knowledge of basic techniques and protocols used in bio-labs
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English

Selection process

Complete application should include the following documents:

• scientific curriculum vitae, including a list of scientific achievements (scholarships, publications, patents, conference presentations, etc.).

• motivation letter

• recommendation letter

• citation report (e.g. from Web of Science) including the number of publication, number of citation without self-citation, h-index of the Candidate

• a scan of the PhD diploma

• a scan of the MSc diploma

The Commission will take into account the following criteria:

• Competence for specific tasks in a research project

• Previous scientific achievements (publication record, H-index etc.)

• References

• Candidate’s own initiative in research projects

Employment will take place in accordance with the Employment policy of the Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS https://ichf.edu.pl/files/csr/ipc-procedures.pdf and the provisions of the competition documentation of the National Science Center (NSC)

The Commission will analyze CVs of the candidates. The top candidates will be invited for an online or in person interview. Good command of English is required. We reserve the right to contact and reply only to selected candidates

• The incomplete applications will be not considered.

• The results of the competition are made public.

• Candidates who have been issued a negative opinion by the Competition Committee or candidates not selected for employment have the right to appeal against the results of the evaluation. The appeal shall be lodged with the Director of the Institute within 7 days from the date of receipt of the appropriate information. The decision of the Director of the Institute shall be final.

• If the top candidate does not sign the contract, due to the resignation, we reserve the right to choose the second best candidate.

Additional comments

How to Apply: Send application directly to rekrutacja@ichf.edu.pl

IMPORTANT! email subject: “Recruitment no. 23/2022” (emails without this number will be not considered!)

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Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Excellent

Skills/Qualifications

  • PhD degree in engineering, biomedical engineering, biotechnology, chemistry or related fields obtained not earlier than 7 years before the engagement in the project (this period might be longer due to family reasons according to NCN rules).
  • Experience in tissue engineering and microfluidics will be an asset
  • Knowledge of basic techniques and protocols used in bio-labs
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English

Specific Requirements

A post-doc type post is a full-time post, scheduled by the project’s principal investigator for a person who has obtained their PhD degree within 7 years before joining the project. This period may be extended by a time of long-term (in excess of 90 days) documented sick leaves or rehabilitation leaves granted on account of being unfit to work. In addition, the period may be extended by the number of months of a child care leave granted pursuant to the Labour Code and in the case of women, by 18 months for every child born or adopted, whichever manner of accounting for career breaks is preferable.

Work location(s)
1 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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