Post-Doctoral Position Recruitment No 37/2022

Universities and Institutes of Poland

Poland

October 24, 2022

Description

  • Organisation/Company: Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Research Field: Biological sciences › Biological engineering Chemistry › Biochemistry Engineering › Biomedical engineering Technology › Biotechnology
  • Researcher Profile: Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • Application Deadline: 24/10/2022 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • Location: Poland › Warsaw
  • Type Of Contract: Temporary
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Hours Per Week: 40
  • Offer Starting Date: 15/11/2022
  • Reference Number: 37/2022
  • 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
  • Benefits

    • 13-month full time work contract

    • Salary (total employment cost) of 11 538 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

    IMPORTANT! email subject: “Recruitment no. 37/2022” (emails without this number will be not considered!)

    By submitting the application you consent to the processing of your personal data in the recruitment process.

    The controller of your personal data is the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences with its registered office in Warsaw, NIP: 5250008755 (the "Institute"). The Institute will process your data for the purpose of carrying out scientific and research activities, providing services and contact with the Institute, on the basis of a contract (in connection with the performance of the contract or in order to take action on your request before the contract is concluded – Article 6, paragraph 1, letter b) of GDPR), the legitimate interest of the Institute (Article 6, paragraph 1, letter f) of the GDPR) and legal provisions (Article 6, paragraph 1, letter c) of the GDPR) - depending on the circumstances.

    You have the right to: request access to your data, receive a copy of it; rectify (correct) it; delete it; limit its processing; transfer it; lodge a complaint to the supervisory body; withdraw your consent for processing at any time (withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out prior to its withdrawal) or to lodge an objection to data processing. More information is available on the Institute's website.

    https: // ichf.edu.pl/theme/ichf/pliki/RODOklauzulainformacyjna.pdf

    Required Research Experiences
  • RESEARCH FIELD
  • Biological sciences › Biological engineering

  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
  • 4 - 10

    Offer Requirements
  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
  • Biological sciences: PhD or equivalent

  • 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.

    Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Department: Soft Granular Matter and Tissue Engineering
  • Organisation Type: Public Research Institution
  • Website: https: // ichf.edu.pl/en/job
  • E-Mail: jguzowski@ichf.edu.pl
  • Country: Poland
  • City: Warsaw
  • Postal Code: PL-01-224
  • Street: Warsaw, Kasprzaka 44/52
  • Phone: (+48) 22 343 3406
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