Posted Aug 08, 2021

[OPEN] Post-doc position at the project: “Printing of self-assembling droplet arrays: from physical mechanisms of self-assembly to applications in cell encapsulation and high-throughput screening”

                                    

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

The goal of the project is to develop a microfluidic high throughput screening platform based on the printing of droplets into ordered arrays at a substrate. The planned research tasks include (i) setting up the droplet-printing setup and investigation of physical mechanisms of droplet self-assembly, (ii) development of custom image-processing tools, (iii) proof-of-concept application of the platform in drug screening.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Optimizing hydrogel for cell culture, culturing cells, planning and performing the microfluidic encapsulation and screening experiments involving live/dead staining of cells and other assays, microscopy-based morphological characterization of growing microtissues.
  • Data analysis, writing reports, and scientific publications.
  • Cooperation with researchers, including communication with English-speaking colleagues.

JOB OFFER

  • Number of vacancies: 1
  • Job type: Full-time employment, Type of contract: Temporary, Hours Per Week: 40
  • Salary: gross salary (total employment cost) of 10 000 PLN per month
  • Position starts on: 20.10.2021
  • Maximum planned period of contract/stipend agreement

12-month full-time work contract with the possibility of extension to 45 months in case of an extension of the project implementation period.

We offer:

  • Work in an outstanding scientific institution in a dynamic research group.
  • Engagement in an ambitious research program and the possibility to build an academic career.

REQUIREMENTS

Scientific profile of a candidate:

  • PhD degree in biology, bioengineering, 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 cell culture and tissue engineering and knowledge of basic techniques and protocols used in bio-labs.
  • Experience in microfluidics will be an asset.
  • Proficiency in spoken and written English.

Key assessment criteria:

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.

Documentation:

  • 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 publications, number of citations without self-citation, h-index of the Candidate.
  • a scan of the PhD diploma.
  • a scan of the MSc diploma.

HOW TO APPLY 

Send application directly to rekrutacja@ichf.edu.pl

  • IMPORTANT! email subject: “Recruitment no. 38/2021”

 

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