Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research Polish Academy of Science (IARFR PAS) offers a position for one:

  • Ph.D. Student

at the Department of Hormonal Action Mechanisms interested in molecular and cell biology, motivated to develop a career in the interdisciplinary team of prof. Monika M. Kaczmarek.

Preferred job starting date: no later than December 1st, 2019.

Institution

IARFR PAS is located in Olsztyn (http://www.pan.olsztyn.pl/en/) and is one of the top ranked Polish research institutes that performs interdisciplinary research in agricultural and biological sciences, booth basic and applied. The Institute is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, has excellent core facilities and supportive administration. IARFR provides stimulating scientific environment, especially due to its cooperative, multidisciplinary character. Collaborations and exchange of knowledge and techniques between scientists from different disciplines is common and encouraged.

City

Olsztyn would be a good choice if you appreciate close contact with nature and quiet life. Within the administrative bounds of the city you will find more than 10 lakes with a very well-developed tourist and sport infrastructure, as well as leisure facilities. Each year the calendar is filled with a number of cultural and sports events (more @ Use-it Olsztyn and Wikipedia).

Team interests

Research of the prof. Monika M. Kaczmarek team is focuses on the mechanisms assuring successful reproduction in mammals. We are especially interested in understanding the molecular communication between mother and embryo/newborn leading to healthy offspring. More info at Kaczmarek’s Lab web page (http://kaczmareklab.pl/) and Molecular Biology Laboratory – core facility page (http://laboratorium.pan.olsztyn.pl/index.php/en/).

Project description

Within the OPUS grant “Milky Way to reproductive success: role of leptin in the programming of reproductive functions over generations” we aim to decipher the multiple layers of signaling pathways leading to lactocrine-based programming of reproductive performance over generations using mouse model. Because parental investment is one of the environmental conditions that can directly influence the development of offspring we decided to test how malnutrition of mother during lactation affects reproductive performance of next generations. In order to reach set specific aims of the project a combination of molecular biology, cell biology and high-throughput screening of transcriptome and epigenome will be used. We provide opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations within the team, in the institute, as well as with the national and international partners.

Requirements

  • m.sc. degree in biology, biotechnology or related area of science;
  • eligibility for Ph.D. studies in Poland under the supervision of prof. Kaczmarek;
  • high motivation, independent thinking, good analytical and interpersonal skills, collaborative attitude;
  • have very good written and oral communication in English;
  • previous experimental experience in one or more of the following areas – molecular and cell biology, animal reproduction, neurobiology and rodent studies will be advantageous.

We offer

  • full-time Ph.D. scholarship for 36 months.
  • 3500 PLN of full stipend cost per month.
  • position with 100% focus on research (no teaching obligations).
  • full technical, administrative and organizational support.
  • participation in courses, scientific training, support from peers, and academic mentoring.

Additional information

The Ph.D. student will be selected from candidates in an open competition, according to the procedure complying the rules for granting scholarships for young scientists in research projects funded by the National Science Centre (NCN Council Resolution No. 96/2016 dated October 27, 2016 r.) and to the rules of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers as a part of HR Excellence in Research strategy.

How to apply?

Interested candidates are kindly asked to contact prof. Monika M. Kaczmarek by e-mail (m.kaczmarek@pan.olsztyn.pl) and provide CV, a short motivation letter, a description of your key achievements, contacts to at least two potential referees (including one of your supervisors) and copy of the diploma by 28.10.2019.

Please include in your application the following, signed statement:

„I agree to the processing of personal data provided in this document for realising the recruitment process pursuant to the Personal Data Protection Act of 10 May 2018 (Journal of Laws 2018, item 1000) and in agreement with Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation)”.

INFORMATION CLAUSE

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  1. The administrator of your personal data is the Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Olsztyn, 10 Tuwima Str., 10-748 Olsztyn, NIP 739-05-04-515, REGON 001289340, phone: +48 89 523 46 86, e-mail: instytut@pan.olsztyn.pl.
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The shortlisted candidates will be contacted regarding further selection procedures.

The deadline for sending the documents is October 28, 2019 (may be extended until suitable candidates who fulfills all requirements are found).

 

Data publikacji: 20.09.2019