Position: Assistant Professor/Associate Professor (depending on qualifications)

Place of work: Department of Biodiversity Protection in Popielno

Address details of the Department’s headquarters:

Popielno 25, 12-220 Ruciane-Nida
(53.751075790835806, 21.627480068526207)

Working time: full time


  • targeting research interests,
  • applying scientific research projects and developing publications with IF articles,
  • developing methodological skills in biochemical, microbiological, molecular biology analyses,
  • communicativeness and good work organization

Research profile of the Department of Biodiversity Protection, indicating the scientific research in which the candidate would participate:

  • behavior of free-living fauna,
  • genetic diversity of free-living animals,
  • biotechniques of mammalian reproduction,
  • relationships between nutrition and animal welfare,
  • anthropopressure and epigenetic changes affecting the welfare of free-living animals,
  • preservation and tissue banking,
  • the potential of wild game as a meat raw material,
  • use of in vitro models and molecular biology techniques for biodiversity conservation research.

Candidate qualification requirements:

  • knowledge of animal physiology, biochemistry,
  • master’s degree (assistant Professor) or doctoral degree (Associate Professor) in agricultural, biological, veterinary or related sciences,
  • proven in own research (in the form of a master’s/doctoral thesis, Philadelphia-listed publications, and presentations of results at scientific conferences) knowledge of animal biology and behavior,
  • experience in the application of molecular biology methods and microscopic techniques and computer analysis of results, especially ELISA, Real Time PCR will be an additional advantage,
  • participation in research projects (Associate Professor),
  • participation in scientific conferences (Associate Professor),
  • good English level knowledge, knowledge of another foreign language will be an additional advantage,
  • practical ability to drive a passenger car (category B, at least 2 years),
  • courses, training and practical skills related to working with animals and in the laboratory will be an advantage,
  • references on your experience in scientific and analytical work will be an additional advantage.

Working conditions:

Basic salary:

  • Assistant: PLN 4300 gross per month
  • Assistant Professor: 5300 PLN gross per month

Working days, with the possibility of task work when specific experiences are carried out. There is a possibility of additional employment in external projects.


  • working in a close-knit team, open to innovative ideas and teamwork,
  • opportunity to engage in activities that popularize science,
  • work focused on achieving ambitious results,
  • evaluation of achievements at periodic team meetings, in a support-oriented atmosphere,
  • motivation in the form of participation in scientific conferences.

Required documents:

  • a copy of a graduate degree (Assistant Professor) or a doctoral degree (Associate Professor),
  • an indication of the convergence of scientific achievements with the research profile of the Department in the form of a master’s thesis/doctoral dissertation and/or publication from the Philadelphia list and/or presentation of results at scientific conferences
  • CV,
  • cover letter,
  • references (if the candidate has any).

Applications for the competition should be sent to the e-mail address: j.papurzynska@pan.olsztyn.pl or to:

Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences,
Human Resources Department
10 Tuwima Street, 10-748 Olsztyn.

The deadline for submission of documents is February, 18, 2024 at 12:00 pm.

Data publikacji: 10.11.2023