Postdoctoral researcher in Genomics, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology (MCBO-2_9/2024)

ICTER seeks applicants with a PhD degree and experience in molecular biology and genomics.
The Postdoctoral researcher will have a direct impact on lab development and its success in publishing in high-impact factor journals. The person will also be responsible for performing dynamic research to create a competitive research group. The positions will be assigned to the Computational Genomics Group. The group is led by Dr. Marcin Tabaka (PI) and leverages high-throughput single-cell RNA and ATAC sequencing to address fundamental questions in biomedical research (https://tabaka-lab.org).

Number of job offers: 1

Remuneration: 12 000 PLN gross/month.

Position starts on: to be arranged with a candidate.

Maximum period of contract: 30.06.2025 (with a possibility of extension not longer than 31.12.2028).

Institution: International Centre for Translational Eye Research (Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences), Warsaw, Poland.

Project leader: Prof. Maciej Wojtkowski.
Group Leader: Dr. Marcin Tabaka.

Project title:
International Centre for Translational Eye Research.

The „International Centre for Translational Eye Research” project is carried out within the MAB FENG action 02.01. of the Foundation for Polish Science co-financed by the European Union under the European Regional Development Fund, European Funds for Smart Economy, agreement no. FENG.02.01-IP.05-T005/23. It is a collaboration between the Institute of Physical Chemistry PAS and University College London, UK.

Project description: The International Centre for Translational Eye Research (ICTER) is a multi-investigator centre for eye research as related to imaging and biochemical techniques to support advances in understanding the etiology and treatment of human blinding diseases. The new research agenda (carried under International Research Agenda project no. FENG.02.01-IP.05-T005/23) aims to develop new tools for safer and more effective surgical interventions, new therapies for eye diseases, and diagnostic methods to improve prognosis and restore vision. The main technology to be developed under this program will be a novel robotic system for delivering drugs to the eye and performing a tissue biopsy, in which a robotic system will assist in the micromanipulation of the injection device with 3-D localized imaging.

Further information on the research priorities and current expertise of our Centre can be found at http://www.icter.pl.

Key responsabilities include:

  1. Participation in research projects and attendance at team meetings to share results and plan experiments
  2. Design, execute, and interpret experiments including high-throughput single-cell RNA/ATAC-Seq profiling
  3. Assistance with developing new multiomics technologies
  4. Design and lead independent projects
  5. Collaborate with bioinformaticians and clinicians
  6. Prepare and keep documentation of experiments and results
  7. Prepare and write scientific papers
  8. Active participation in conferences and preparation of grant applications
  9. Assisting PhD students

Profile of candidates/requirements:

  1. PhD degree (obtained not earlier than 1 January 2019) in biology, medical sciences, biotechnology, genomics or related field
  2. Solid knowledge and familiarity with laboratory techniques in molecular biology and genomics
  3. Familiarity with Next Generation Sequencing
  4. Experience in combinatorial single-cell profiling
  5. Ability to work in an interdisciplinary team
  6. Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  7. Experience with Microsoft and Google-based platforms (Word, Excel, Gmail, Google Calendar)
  8. Strong publication record
  9. Proven experience in leveraging best practices from the research community
  10. Proficiency in English, both spoken and written

Required documents:

  1. CV (including a list of projects/publications)
  2. Cover letter
  3. Copy of PhD diploma
  4. Name and addresses of two references

Key evaluation criteria:

  1. Creativity measured by the quality and number of scientific publications in which the candidate is the first author, corresponding author or a significant author and patent applications/patents and/or implementation
  2. Competences of the candidate with respect to specific tasks in a research project
  3. Mobility in his/her scientific career (research internships, change in the scientific profile, internships and work in industry)
  4. Creativity measured by the quality and number of research projects led and publications arising as a result of the implementation of these projects (if applicable)

We offer:

  1. Full-time employment contract
  2. Opportunity to work in an innovative scientific environment
  3. International cooperation with experienced researchers
  4. Competitive salary

How to apply:

Please submit the listed documents to: icter_jobs@ichf.edu.pl.
Kindly specify in the application topic: MCBO-2_9/2024.
Application deadline: 19.05.2024.
For more details about the position please visit: www.icter.pl or contact Dr. Marcin Tabaka (e-mail: mtabaka@ichf.edu.pl).

Successful candidates fulfilling the selection criteria and qualifications will be invited for an interview  (which will most likely take place in 20-31.05.2024). The competition results shall be announced by May 31, 2024.

The competition may be extended until a suitable candidate fulfils all requirements.

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). It welcomes applications from all qualified candidates who fulfil the requirements specified in this announcement.