09.09.2022

PhD student in neurobiology

ICTER searches candidates with a Master degree, experienced in in molecular biology/ genetics. Candidates should be interested in translational research and the development of new therapies to cure blindness or other diseases. The PhD scholar will have a direct impact on lab development and its success in publishing in high impact factor journals. The person will be also responsible for performing dynamic research to create a competitive research group. The position will be assigned to Ophthalmic Biology Group led by Andrzej Foik Ph.D. focusing on the development of new therapies to prevent/cure blindness, visual information processing in the visual system before and after plasticity that happens due to vision recovery or disease.

Key responsibilities include:

  1. Performing research in the area of neurobiology and molecular biology;
  2. Viruses production;
  3. Edition of scientific texts and graphics for publications;
  4. Active participation in the creation of grant applications;
  5. Active participation in reporting;
  6. Creation of R&D documentation (description of technology – genetics, biotechnology, etc);
  7. Handling bibliographic databases (eg. Mendeley);
  8. Supervision over students.

Important information about the job:

Remuneration amount/month: 6,600 PLN (~1,500 EUR) gross/month (4,700 net/month)

Position starts on: October 3rd 2022 (and onwards, depending on applicant’s availability)

Maximum period of contract: December 31st 2023

Project leader: Prof. Maciej Wojtkowski

Benefits

  1. Full-time employment contract;
  2. Opportunity to work in an innovative scientific environment;
  3. International cooperation with experienced researchers;
  4. Competitive salary;
  5. Access to well-staffed core facilities.

Eligibility criteria

  1. Competences of the candidate with respect to specific tasks in a research project,
  2. Previous educational/scientific achievements of the candidate,
  3. Awards and distinctions of the candidate.

Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELDBiological sciences – Biology
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE 1 – 4

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL – Biological sciences: Master Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES – ENGLISH: Good

Skills/Qualifications

  1. M.Sc. degree in Biology, molecular biology or related,
  2. Background in molecular biology or genetics,
  3. Excellent communication and organizational skills,
  4. Ability to work independently and interact effectively in an interdisciplinary team,
  5. Proficiency in English, both spoken and written.

Specific Requirements

Knowledge of methods used in molecular biology or genetics.

Selection process

A complete application should include the following items:

  1. M.Sc. degree in Biology, molecular biology or related,
  2. Background in molecular biology or genetics,
  3. Excellent communication and organizational skills,
  4. Ability to work independently and interact effectively in an interdisciplinary team,
  5. Proficiency in English, both spoken and written.
  6. Incomplete applications may be not considered.

Please submit the required documents to: icter_jobs@ichf.edu.pl

Kindly specify in the application topic: Recruitment no. MCBO 67/2022

APPLICATION DEADLINE18/09/2022 23:00 – Europe/Brussels

Successful candidates fulfilling the main eligibility criteria and qualifications will be invited for an interview (which will most likely take place from 19.09.2022). Competition results shall be announced by 30.09.2022.

The International Centre for Translational Eye Research (Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS) is committed to employment equality (esp. European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers) and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates fulfilling the requirements specified in this announcement.

Additional comments

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