Universities and Institutes of Poland


September 23, 2022


  • Research Field: Biological sciences › Laboratory animal science
  • Researcher Profile: Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • Application Deadline: 23/09/2022 22:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • Location: Poland › Wrocław
  • Type Of Contract: Temporary
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Hours Per Week: 40
  • Rector of the University of Environmental and Life Sciences in Wrocław

    announces an open competition for the position of an assistant professor (Post DOC) in the group of the research staff at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

    in the project supported by the National Science Center 2020/38/E/NZ6/00182 entitled: “Host-pathogen-microbiota interactions at the first stages of Salmonella enterica infection”.

    The successful candidate will use experimental microbiology methods and NGS datasets to investigate host-pathogen-microbiota interactions.

    The postdoctoral researcher will help with establishing precise protocols to work with microbiota, conduct highly specialized and advanced experiments regarding microbiome cultivation, maintaining, and sequencing. Post-doc will be responsible for developing and applying microbiology techniques to study Salmonella-microbiota interactions and dynamics of the host's microbiome during Salmonella infection. The candidate is expected to participate in vivo experiments, including overseeing and executing mouse treatments, sacrifices, tissue, and sample collection throughout the entire project with the help of PI. Bioinformatic tools generation to study correlations between host and microbiota will be an integral part of the job.

    The candidate is expected to participate in interdisciplinary discussions aimed at the design of new experiments, reports on research results, give presentations at conferences, meetings, and seminars, and participate in scientific papers preparation and publishing.

    Requirements for the candidate:

  • A Ph.D. degree in Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, or related discipline (must be less than 7 years since awarding of Ph.D.) – candidate is allowed to apply before the formal doctoral defense provided that a Ph.D degree will have been obtained at the start of employment (November 2022).
  • Strong track record of publication
  • Experience in microbiology and molecular biology;
  • Experience in host-pathogen interactions will be an asset
  • Experience in metagenomics, shotgun sequencing, 16S rRNA analysis, and/or rtPCR of the microbiome, including data analytics of genomic datasets will be an asset;
  • Familiarity with microbial genomic and metagenomic data analysis tools will be an asset
  • Experience in anaerobic bacterial culture will be an asset;
  • Prior experience working with mouse models is an asset
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills required
  • Proficiency in English speaking and writing
  • Has not been punished with a disciplinary penalty of expulsion from work at the University with a ban on working at universities for a period from 6 months to 5 years or deprivation of the right to practice as an academic teacher for a period of 10 years;
  • Has full legal capacity;
  • Enjoys full public rights;
  • Has not been convicted by a final court judgment for an intentional crime or an intentional fiscal crime.
  • We offer:

  • Full employment contract initially for a maximum of 4 years.
  • Monthly salary 10000 PLN gross gross (double gross)
  • Position with 100% focus on research (no teaching obligations).
  • Full technical, administrative, and organizational support from professional English-speaking personnel
  • Participation in courses, scientific training, support from peers, and academic mentoring.
  • An attractive benefit package: co-financing for recreation, additional annual salary, co-financing of sports activities, etc.
  • Required application documents:

  • CV and motivation letter
  • list of publications (track record)
  • copy of the doctoral degree (D. diploma) or declaration of pPhD defence before November 2022
  • Application procedure and deadline:

    Closing date for applications: 23.09.2022

    Applications should be sent to with note “postdoc KBiBM” in the email title.

    The information clause for candidates for employees participating in the recruitment process can be found on the University's website at https: //

    The university respects a gender balance policy and allows for deviations from the chronological order of the CV - in order to allow applicants on a multi- dimensional career path - to submit a CV supported by evidence that reflects a representative range of achievements and qualifications relevant to the position they are applying for.

    Offer Requirements
  • Biological sciences: PhD or equivalent

  • ENGLISH: Good

    Contact Information
  • Department: Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
  • Organisation Type: Higher Education Institute
  • Website: https:// www.
  • Country: Poland
  • City: Wrocław
  • State/Province: Lower Silesia
  • Postal Code: 50-375
  • Street: Norwida 25