Job title: Bioinformatician-data analyst

Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research of Polish Academy of Sciences (IARFR PAS) is looking for a Bioinformatician- data analyst to join Molecular Biology Laboratory (Core Facility).

Institution:

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

Bioinformatician- data analyst will join Molecular Biology Laboratory (Core Facility), which is focused on the assistance in molecular biology experimental approaches at both Divisions – Reproductive Biology and Food Science (https://pan.olsztyn.pl/institute/general-information/structure).

City:

Olsztyn would be a good choice for living and working 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 @ Wikipedia).

Responsibilities:

  • bioinformatics and analytical support of high-throughput molecular biology methods;
  • organization, maintenance and development of IT infrastructure – Unix environment;
  • active and constructive participation in research projects carried out at the Institute;
  • visualization and presentation of the results of bioinformatics analyzes;
  • preparation of the results and materials for scientific publications.

Requirements:

  • M.Sc. degree in mathematics, bioinformatics, IT or biology;
  • knowledge of bioinformatics and statistics;
  • interest in self-development in bioinformatics/systems biology/functional genomics;
  • good knowledge of scripting languages, i.e., R, Python;
  • good knowledge of English (minimum B1/B2 level);
  • previous experience in next-generation sequencing data analysis will be advantageous.

Expectations:

  • goal orientation;
  • ability to work individually and in a team;
  • communicativeness and open-mindedness;
  • independence in acquiring knowledge and willingness to share it;
  • ability to solve problems.

We offer:

  • a contract of employment;
  • salary dependent on the experience and skills;
  • the opportunity to work on the interesting research topics (e.g., regulation of gene expression, epigenetics, analysis of RNA/DNA structures, microRNAs);
  • the opportunity to work in the interdisciplinary team;
  • professional development and improvement of qualifications;
  • a stable work environment.

Required documents:

  • CV, cover letter with a list of scientific achievements, completed projects, publications.

Recruitment process:

  • sending the required documents, evaluation of the submitted documentation, interview with selected candidates, employment decision;
  • interviews will be held in Polish and English.

Deadline for applications: December 3, 2022 (The Institute reserves the right to extend the deadline for submitting competition documents if there are no candidates who meet the above-mentioned requirements)

Interested candidates are kindly asked to contact prof. Monika M. Kaczmarek by e-mail: m.kaczmarek@pan.olsztyn.pl (postscript/e-mail title: recruitment_bioinformatician) and provide requested documents.

In your CV, please include a consent clause for the processing of personal data in the recruitment process:

„I consent to the processing of my personal data contained in the application documents by the Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Olsztyn, 10-748 Olsztyn, ul. Tuwima 10, in order to carry out the recruitment process and publishing the full results of the competition on the Institute’s website.”

Information clause:

  1. The administrator of personal data processed as part of the recruitment process is the Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Olsztyn, 10-748 Olsztyn, ul. Tuwima 10, phone no. 89 523 46 86, e-mail: instytut@pan.olsztyn.pl.
  2. Contact with the personal data protection officer is possible at the above-mentioned address.
  3. The provided personal data will be processed in order to carry out the current recruitment process and kept until its completion on the basis of expressed consent (in accordance with Article 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR).
  4. You have the right to withdraw consent at any time without affecting the lawfulness of the processing which was carried out on the basis of consent before its withdrawal.
  5. You have the right to access your personal data, request their rectification or removal. Submitting a request to delete data is tantamount to resignation from participation in the recruitment process. In addition, you have the right to request the restriction of processing in the cases specified in art. 18 GDPR.
  6. You have the right to lodge a complaint with the President of the Personal Data Protection Office against the unlawful processing of his personal data. This authority will be competent to consider the complaint, provided that the right to file a complaint concerns only the lawfulness of the processing of personal data, and not the recruitment process.
  7. Your data will not be profiled or made available to entities or third countries. The recipients of the data may be institutions authorized by law.
  8. Providing your personal data is not obligatory, but it is a necessary condition to participate in the recruitment process.

 

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Assistant professor at the Department of Biodiversity Protection

Position: full-time assistant

Headquater: Department of Biodiversity Protection IARFR PAS in Popielno

Department of Biodiversity Protection is the only department belonged to the Institute situated in Popielno on a peninsula, in the reserve and in the Natura 2000 area (http://popielno.pl). There are equipped laboratories in the Department: biochemical, in vitro and molecular biology. Such a location provides isolation from the city noise, contact with nature, but at the same time, access to the nearest city (Ruciane-Nida), located about 20 km away, does not take more than 15-20 minutes.

Expectations:

  • directing the pursuit of research interests,
  • developing methodological skills in laboratory analysis,
  • communicativeness and good organization of work,
  • applying scientific and research projects.

Scientific research and other tasks in which the Candidate would participate:

  • research related to the genetic diversity of free-living animals using transcriptomic and proteomic methods,
  • research related to the preservation of gametes, gamete and embryo banking as well as breeding biotechnologies that can be implemented in free-living animals,
  • searching for breeding markers used in the development of effective techniques to reduce or intensify reproductive processes,
  • studies on the dependence of microbiota on immunological parameters of the organism of free-living animals,
  • development of non-invasive hormonal monitoring in relation to reproduction, behavior, etc. in free-living animals.
  • influence of environmental factors, such as feeding base, antroporession on homeostasis of selected animal species,
  • analyses in the laboratory,
  • work with live domestic animals and collection of research material from domestic and free-living animals, vividly and post mortem.

Candidate qualification requirements:

  • knowledge of animal physiology and endocrinology,
  • Master’s degree in agricultural, biological, veterinary or related sciences,
  • good, documented by own research (in the form of a master’s thesis, publications from the Philadelphia list and presentation of results at scientific conferences) knowledge of the subject 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,
  • research internship outside the candidate’s home country,
  • participation in research projects,
  • participation in scientific conferences,
  • very good oral and written English skills, knowledge of another foreign language will be an advantage,
  • ability to operate computer equipment,
  • practical ability to drive a passenger car (category B, at least 2 years),
  • courses, training and practical skills related to animal work will be an advantage,
  • references of your experience in scientific research and analytical work will be an advantage.

Working conditions:

Working days, with the possibility of task work when specific experiences are realized.

Perspectives:

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

Required documents:

  • copy of university diploma,
  • CV,
  • cover letter,
  • references (not obligatory).

The documents should be sent via e-mail to: j.papurzynska@pan.olsztyn.pl or to the below address (the post stamp will be taken into account):

Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research
Polish Academy of Sciences

Tuwima Street 10
10-748 Olsztyn

The deadline for sending the documents is 30.11.2022r. at 12 a.m. .

Planned period of employment: the first contract concluded on 01.01.2023 at the latest.

In your CV, please include a consent clause for the processing of personal data in the recruitment process:

„I consent to the processing of my personal data contained in the application documents by the Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Olsztyn, 10-748 Olsztyn, ul. Tuwima 10, in order to carry out the recruitment process and publishing the full results of the competition on the Institute’s website.”

Information clause:

  1. The administrator of personal data processed as part of the recruitment process is the Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Olsztyn, 10-748 Olsztyn, ul. Tuwima 10, phone no. 89 523 46 86, e-mail: instytut@pan.olsztyn.pl.
  2. Contact with the personal data protection officer is possible at the above-mentioned address.
  3. The provided personal data will be processed in order to carry out the current recruitment process and kept until its completion on the basis of expressed consent (in accordance with Article 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR).
  4. You have the right to withdraw consent at any time without affecting the lawfulness of the processing which was carried out on the basis of consent before its withdrawal.
  5. You have the right to access your personal data, request their rectification or removal. Submitting a request to delete data is tantamount to resignation from participation in the recruitment process. In addition, you have the right to request the restriction of processing in the cases specified in art. 18 GDPR.
  6. You have the right to lodge a complaint with the President of the Personal Data Protection Office against the unlawful processing of his personal data. This authority will be competent to consider the complaint, provided that the right to file a complaint concerns only the lawfulness of the processing of personal data, and not the recruitment process.
  7. Your data will not be profiled or made available to entities or third countries. The recipients of the data may be institutions authorized by law.
  8. Providing your personal data is not obligatory, but it is a necessary condition to participate in the recruitment process.

 

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Call for a position of a Post-doctoral Researcher in an NCN project OPUS LAP 22

Institution name:

Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research, Polish Academy of Sciences (IAR&FR PAS)

Name of the position:

Post-doctoral Researcher in an NCN project OPUS LAP 22 entitled „Biotope influence on genetic diversity, fitness traits, microbiome and embryonic diapause in the European roe deer”

Description of the position:

The candidate will participate in the following research tasks:

  1. The procedure of collecting research material in the field, transporting the material to the laboratory.
  2. The isolation of oocytes from the ovaries of female roe deer, to develop a method for vitrification of oocytes.
  3. The isolation of semen from epididymides of male roe deer, develop a method for cryopreservation of semen, CASA analysis, determination of concentration and morphology.
  4. The develop in vitro fertilization method, culture embryos to blastocyst stage.
  5. Perform molecular biology techniques – Real Time PCR, electrophoresis, Western blotting, ELISA.
  6. Computer and statistical analysis of the obtained results, compilation of results for publication.
  7. Preparation of manuscripts, conference reports, presentations.

Conditions of work:

  • The elected candidate will receive a monthly salary of 7500-8500 PLN per month (brutto),
  • Location of the workplace: Department of Biodiversity Protection, IAR&FR PAS, Popielno 25, 12-220 Ruciane-Nida,
  • Date of beginning of the employment: November/December 2022,
  • Length of work contract: 30 months.

Requirements:

  1. Ph.D. in bioengineering, biotechnology, biology, veterinary, or related discipline (obtained not earlier than 7 years before the date of the announcement, a degree should be obtained outside the Institution where the project will be carried out);
  2. Knowledge in the field of biochemistry, molecular biology, biology of reproduction od mammals;
  3. Experience confirmed by scientific achievements in research on molecular biology techniques;
  4. Experience confirmed by scientific achievements in the field of flow cytometry techniques and proteomic analyzes (SDS-PAGE, 2D PAGE, Western-Blot);
  5. Knowledge of the English language at a level enabling easy communication;
  6. Driving licence in category B and practical abilities of auto driving;
  7. Ability to work in a team.

Interested candidates are asked to provide the following documents:

  1. Motivation letter;
  2. CV including a list of publications, conference presentations, and other awards;
  3. Copy of the PhD diploma;
  4. Recommendation letter confirming skills necessary for completing the project;
  5. Other documents, that in the opinion of the candidate are important when considering him/her for the position.

Applications should be sent to:

Prof. Anna Korzekwa, email: a.korzekwa@pan.olsztyn.pl, deadline October 19, 2022 until 3:00 p.m. The subject of the message should be „Call for Post-doc Researcher/OPUS LAP”.

In your CV, please include a consent clause for the processing of personal data in the recruitment process:

„I consent to the processing of my personal data contained in the application documents by the Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Olsztyn, 10-748 Olsztyn, ul. Tuwima 10, in order to carry out the recruitment process and publishing the full results of the competition on the Institute’s website”.

Information clause:

  1. The administrator of personal data processed as part of the recruitment process is the Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Olsztyn, 10-748 Olsztyn, ul. Tuwima 10, phone no. 89 523 46 86, e-mail: instytut@pan.olsztyn.pl.
  2. Contact with the personal data protection officer is possible at the above-mentioned address.
  3. The provided personal data will be processed in order to carry out the current recruitment process and kept until its completion on the basis of expressed consent (in accordance with Article 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR).
  4. You have the right to withdraw consent at any time without affecting the lawfulness of the processing which was carried out on the basis of consent before its withdrawal.
  5. You have the right to access your personal data, request their rectification or removal. Submitting a request to delete data is tantamount to resignation from participation in the recruitment process. In addition, you have the right to request the restriction of processing in the cases specified in art. 18 GDPR.
  6. You have the right to lodge a complaint with the President of the Personal Data Protection Office against the unlawful processing of his personal data. This authority will be competent to consider the complaint, provided that the right to file a complaint concerns only the lawfulness of the processing of personal data, and not the recruitment process.
  7. Your data will not be profiled or made available to entities or third countries. The recipients of the data may be institutions authorized by law.
  8. Providing your personal data is not obligatory, but it is a necessary condition to participate in the recruitment process. 

 

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Call for a position of a Post-doctoral Researcher in an NCN project SONATA 17

Institution name:

Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research, Polish Academy of Sciences (IAR&FR PAS)

Name of the position:

Post-doctoral Researcher in an NCN project SONATA 17 entitled „Potential use of peroxiredoxins to improve the quality of cryopreserved bull semen”

Description of the position:

The candidate will participate in the following research tasks:

  1. Characterization of differences in plasma membrane structure, redox proteome and peroxiredoxins abundance in sperm of good and poor freezability;
  2. Selection of peroxiredoxin isoforms related to good freezability and chaperone function;
  3. Effect of extracellular and intracellular introduction of peroxiredoxins on bovine sperm freezability;

Conditions of work:

  • The elected candidate will receive a monthly salary of 7500-8500 PLN per month (brutto),
  • Location of the workplace: Department of Gamete and Embryo Biology, IAR&FR PAS, Bydgoska Str. 7, 10-243 Olsztyn,
  • Date of beginning of the employment: October 2022,
  • Length of work contract: 36 months.

Requirements:

  1. Ph.D. in bioengineering, biotechnology, biology, veterinary, or related discipline (obtained not earlier than 7 years before the date of the announcement, a degree should be obtained outside the Institution where the project will be carried out);
  2. Knowledge in the field of biochemistry, molecular biology, biology of reproduction and immunology;
  3. Experience confirmed by scientific achievements in research on mammalian sperm, with particular emphasis on bulls;
  4. Experience confirmed by scientific achievements in the field of flow cytometry techniques and proteomic analyzes (SDS-PAGE, 2D PAGE, Western-Blot);
  5. Knowledge of the English language at a level enabling easy communication;
  6. Ability to work in a team.

Interested candidates are asked to provide the following documents:

  1. Motivation letter;
  2. CV including a list of publications, conference presentations, and other awards;
  3. Ph.D. diploma or certificate of participation in studies at the moment;
  4. Recommendation letter confirming skills necessary for completing the project;
  5. Other documents, that in the opinion of the candidate are important when considering him/her for the position.

Applications should be sent to:

Dr Agnieszka Mostek-Majewska a.mostek@pan.olsztyn.pl, deadline September 15, 2022 until 3:00 p.m. The subject of the message should be „Call for Post-doc Researcher/SONATA”.

In your CV, please include a consent clause for the processing of personal data in the recruitment process:

„I consent to the processing of my personal data contained in the application documents by the Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Olsztyn, 10-748 Olsztyn, ul. Tuwima 10, in order to carry out the recruitment process and publishing the full results of the competition on the Institute’s website”.

Information clause:

  1. The administrator of personal data processed as part of the recruitment process is the Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Olsztyn, 10-748 Olsztyn, ul. Tuwima 10, phone no. 89 523 46 86, e-mail: instytut@pan.olsztyn.pl.
  2. Contact with the personal data protection officer is possible at the above-mentioned address.
  3. The provided personal data will be processed in order to carry out the current recruitment process and kept until its completion on the basis of expressed consent (in accordance with Article 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR).
  4. You have the right to withdraw consent at any time without affecting the lawfulness of the processing which was carried out on the basis of consent before its withdrawal.
  5. You have the right to access your personal data, request their rectification or removal. Submitting a request to delete data is tantamount to resignation from participation in the recruitment process. In addition, you have the right to request the restriction of processing in the cases specified in art. 18 GDPR.
  6. You have the right to lodge a complaint with the President of the Personal Data Protection Office against the unlawful processing of his personal data. This authority will be competent to consider the complaint, provided that the right to file a complaint concerns only the lawfulness of the processing of personal data, and not the recruitment process.
  7. Your data will not be profiled or made available to entities or third countries. The recipients of the data may be institutions authorized by law.
  8. Providing your personal data is not obligatory, but it is a necessary condition to participate in the recruitment process. 

 

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Call for a position of a PhD student in OPUS 22

Project NCN OPUS 22 entitled: „Exploration of the development, functioning and role of circadian rhythm in early life stages of Perca fluviatilis”

Principal Investigator:

Dr. Daniel Żarski, Dr. Katarzyna Palińska-Żarska

Description of the position:

General aim of this project is to verify at which developmental stage the embryos or larvae of Eurasian perch, Perca fluviatilis, acquiring ‘sense of time’ and how this ability undergoes future dynamics during the larval and/or juvenile periods. Additionally, the project will allow to answer the question ‘whether’ and ‘to what extent’ modified photoperiod and/or light spectrum, affects circadian rhythm of early life stages of the species studied.

The candidate will participate in the following research tasks:

  1. Controlled reproduction of Eurasian perch (induction of ovulation and spermiation, obtaining the gametes, in vitro fertilization);
  2. Incubation of Eurasian perch eggs, evaluation of the quality of embryos;
  3. Rearing of larvae and juveniles and evaluation of their zootechnical indicators;
  4. Sampling of biological material and their evaluation in terms of transcriptomic research;
  5. RNA, protein isolations and molecular analysis;
  6. Transcriptomic and proteomic analysis;
  7. Preparation of scientific articles.

Requirements:

  1. A master’s degree in fisheries, agriculture, biology or equivalent (expected before the deadline of this application);
  2. High motivation to work in a multidisciplinary and international team with fish breeders, fish larvae as well as in molecular biology laboratory;
  3. Basic knowledge on biology and animal physiology (vertebrates);
  4. Basic knowledge on genomic tools (mainly transcriptomics and proteomics) will be appreciated, but not prerequisite;
  5. Fluency in English in writing and speaking;
  6. Availability, good work organization, ability to work in a team and deal with stress;
  7. Ability to write scientific and / or popular science papers and present the results.

Conditions of work:

  1. The selected candidate will participate in the Interdisciplinary Doctoral School of Agricultural Sciences at the Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Olsztyn.
  2. The elected candidate will receive a monthly PhD scholarship of 4 276 PLN gross (around 3 700 PLN net salary)
  3. Location of the workplace: Department of Gamete and Embryo Biology, IAR&FR PAS, Bydgoska Str. 7, 10-243 Olsztyn, POLAND
  4. Starting date: October 1, 2022,
  5. The PhD course length: 48 months.

Interested candidates are asked to provide the following documents:

  1. Cover letter;
  2. Curriculum vitae (CV), containing:
    • education,
    • scientific achievements, including scientific publications, popular science articles, conference announcements,
    • achievements resulting from conducting scientific research, scholarships, awards, scientific experience, workshops and scientific training as well as participation in research projects,
    • competences to carry out the tasks provided for in the project;
  3. Opinion of the research supervisor and/or mentor;
  4. Other documents that, according to the candidate, may be important when considering the candidature.

Applications should be sent to:

Dr. Daniel Żarski, e-mail: d.zarski@pan.olsztyn.pl. Deadline July 22, 2022 until 3:00 p.m. The subject of the letter should be „PhD application”.

Selected candidates will be invited for an interview to be conducted on-line on July 27th 2022.

Contact and additional information: d.zarski@pan.olsztyn.pl.

In your CV, please include a consent clause for the processing of personal data in the recruitment process:

„I consent to the processing of my personal data contained in the application documents by the Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Olsztyn, 10-748 Olsztyn, ul. Tuwima 10, in order to carry out the recruitment process and publishing the full results of the competition on the Institute’s website”.

Information clause:

  1. The administrator of personal data processed as part of the recruitment process is the Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Olsztyn, 10-748 Olsztyn, ul. Tuwima 10, phone no. 89 523 46 86, e-mail: instytut@pan.olsztyn.pl.
  2. Contact with the personal data protection officer is possible at the above-mentioned address.
  3. The provided personal data will be processed in order to carry out the current recruitment process and kept until its completion on the basis of expressed consent (in accordance with Article 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR).
  4. You have the right to withdraw consent at any time without affecting the lawfulness of the processing which was carried out on the basis of consent before its withdrawal.
  5. You have the right to access your personal data, request their rectification or removal. Submitting a request to delete data is tantamount to resignation from participation in the recruitment process. In addition, you have the right to request the restriction of processing in the cases specified in art. 18 GDPR.
  6. You have the right to lodge a complaint with the President of the Personal Data Protection Office against the unlawful processing of his personal data. This authority will be competent to consider the complaint, provided that the right to file a complaint concerns only the lawfulness of the processing of personal data, and not the recruitment process.
  7. Your data will not be profiled or made available to entities or third countries. The recipients of the data may be institutions authorized by law.
  8. Providing your personal data is not obligatory, but it is a necessary condition to participate in the recruitment process. 

 

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Call for a position of a Post-doctoral Researcher in an NCN project OPUS 22

Institution name:

Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research, Polish Academy of Sciences (IAR&FR PAS)

Name of the position:

Post-doctoral Researcher in an NCN project OPUS 22 entitled „Towards unraveling the role of carp cold acclimation protein 31 (Cap31) – a new important player in fish antimicrobial defense?”

Description of the position:

The candidate will participate in the following research tasks:

  1. Development of the isolation and purification procedure of Cap31, production of anti-Cap31 antibodies and development of ELISA for Cap31 determination;
  2. Determination of physicochemical characteristics and kinetical properties of possible cytidine deaminase activity of Cap31;
  3. Determination of the kinetics of Cap31 in relation to acclimation to cold;
  4. Determination of relationships between Cap31 and well-being and health status of carp in aquaculture conditions.

Conditions of work:

  • The elected candidate will receive a monthly salary of 7500-8500 PLN per month (brutto),
  • Location of the workplace: Department of Gamete and Embryo Biology, IAR&FR PAS, Bydgoska Str. 7, 10-243 Olsztyn,
  • Date of beginning of the employment: July/August 2022,
  • Length of work contract: 48 months.

Requirements:

  1. Ph.D. in bioengineering, biotechnology, biology, veterinary, or related discipline (obtained not earlier than 7 years before the date of the announcement, a degree should be obtained outside the Institution where the project will be carried out);
  2. Knowledge in the field of biochemistry, molecular biology, biology of reproduction and immunology;
  3. Experience with the following techniques: purification and characterization of proteins, mass spectrometry MALDI TOF, proteomics, analysis of post-translational modifications, ELISA, electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE, 2D PAGE, 2D-DIGE, Western blot), qPCR, microscopy techniques, immunofluorescence staining of proteins in the cell, sperm analyses, including CASA;
  4. Co-authorship of 10 scientific papers;
  5. Ability to communicate easily in English;
  6. Ability to work in a group.

Interested candidates are asked to provide the following documents:

  1. Motivation letter;
  2. CV including a list of publications, conference presentations, and other awards;
  3. Ph.D. diploma or certificate of participation in studies at the moment;
  4. Recommendation letter confirming skills necessary for completing the project;
  5. Other documents, that in the opinion of the candidate are important when considering him/her for the position.

Applications should be sent to:

Prof dr hab. Andrzej Ciereszko a.ciereszko@pan.olsztyn.pl, deadline July 8, 2022 until 3:00 p.m. The subject of the message should be „Call for Post-doc Researcher/OPUS”.

In your CV, please include a consent clause for the processing of personal data in the recruitment process:

„I consent to the processing of my personal data contained in the application documents by the Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Olsztyn, 10-748 Olsztyn, ul. Tuwima 10, in order to carry out the recruitment process and publishing the full results of the competition on the Institute’s website”.

Information clause:

  1. The administrator of personal data processed as part of the recruitment process is the Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Olsztyn, 10-748 Olsztyn, ul. Tuwima 10, phone no. 89 523 46 86, e-mail: instytut@pan.olsztyn.pl.
  2. Contact with the personal data protection officer is possible at the above-mentioned address.
  3. The provided personal data will be processed in order to carry out the current recruitment process and kept until its completion on the basis of expressed consent (in accordance with Article 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR).
  4. You have the right to withdraw consent at any time without affecting the lawfulness of the processing which was carried out on the basis of consent before its withdrawal.
  5. You have the right to access your personal data, request their rectification or removal. Submitting a request to delete data is tantamount to resignation from participation in the recruitment process. In addition, you have the right to request the restriction of processing in the cases specified in art. 18 GDPR.
  6. You have the right to lodge a complaint with the President of the Personal Data Protection Office against the unlawful processing of his personal data. This authority will be competent to consider the complaint, provided that the right to file a complaint concerns only the lawfulness of the processing of personal data, and not the recruitment process.
  7. Your data will not be profiled or made available to entities or third countries. The recipients of the data may be institutions authorized by law.
  8. Providing your personal data is not obligatory, but it is a necessary condition to participate in the recruitment process. 

 

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Post-doctoral Bioinformatician

Job Title – Post-doctoral Bioinformatician

Employer – Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research, Olsztyn, Poland

Job Description – The Lab of Dr Antonio Galvao is recruiting an experienced computational biologist to integrate the research programme on ovarian function in mouse models for maternal obesity. The escalating epidemic of overweight and obesity is a major burden for our health systems. Obesity leads to long-term health problems, such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease or infertility. In the lab we use mouse models and/or in vitro systems of ovarian/follicular culture to study the impact of maternal obesity in ovarian function and oocyte biology. The project investigates particularly the impact of altered leptin signalling in the ovary, a major feature of obese mothers, on the establishment of oocyte epigenome and metabolic regulations in both gamete and surrounding granulosa cells throughout folliculogenesis. The present research programme benefits from the close collaboration with the Laboratory of Dr Gavin Kelsey, Babraham Institute, Cambridge, UK, a world leader in single cell transcriptome and methylome analysis. The appointed scientist will be responsible for undertaking the analysis of methylome, transcriptome and lipidome datasets generated within the programme.

The work will be dry-lab based mainly, data analysis and reporting.

This work will lead to important advances in our understanding of the impact of altered leptin signalling in oocyte epigenome establishment, profiling also metabolic and gene expression changes in granulosa cells and other underlying mechanisms.

Key areas of responsibility:

  • Quality control of NGS datasets,
  • Providing high-level support in bioinformatic analysis of genome-wide epigenomic datasets,
  • Integration and analysis of RNA-seq, BS-seq and other relevant datasets,
  • Application of bioinformatics methods to single-cell datasets,
  • Preparation of manuscripts, including sequence dataset submission to public repositories.

Person specification: Essential

  • Ph.D. in Bioinformatics or Computational biology, or Ph.D. in a Molecular biology or related discipline with a strong Bioinformatics component,
  • Working knowledge of epigenomic and transcriptomic analyses,
  • Programming in some of the main languages used in Bioinformatics (in particular R, Python, Java),
  • Working understanding of statistics and statistical programming environments,
  • Able to understand and communicate in English to a level appropriate for the position,
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team,
  • Excellent organisational skills, with good time management,
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate with staff at all levels,
  • Proactive, motivated, showing initiative to move projects forward,
  • Ability to make independent decisions and solve routine problems.

The post is initially available for 36 months, with the salary range of 85 000 – 98 000 PLN / year (before taxes/brutto), based on experience. Applications should be send to the address: a.galvao@pan.olsztyn.pl and will be accepted until 10th of June 2022. Interviews will be held soon after. We contact selected candidates who meet the requirements listed in the job offer.

Documents to present with the application:

  • Cover letter highlighting the suitability of the candidate to the post (max 2 pages),
  • CV (max 6 pages),
  • One contact reference (one of letters must be from the last supervisor/line manager).

For informal questions about the post please contact Dr Galvao (a.galvao@pan.olsztyn.pl).

For more information, please consult: www.pan.olsztyn.pl.

 

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Call for a position of a Post-doctoral Researcher in an NCN project SONATA 15

Name of the Institute:

Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research Polish Academy of Sciences

Name of the position:

Post-doctoral Researcher in an NCN project SONATA 15 entitled „The interaction of T helper cell subsets with endometrial fibroblasts in processes associated to development of mare endometrosis”.

Description of the position:

The candidate will participate in the following research tasks:

  1. Investigation of changes in percentages of endometrial subsets of Th 17 cells in the course of endometrosis.
  2. Investigation of the role of Th 17 cell subsets in processes associated to the development of mare endometrosis
  3. Determination of the effect of IL-17 on ECM remodeling and fibrogenesis in mare endometrial fibroblast.

Conditions of work:

  • The elected candidate will receive a monthly salary of around 5000 zł per month (netto),
  • Location of the workplace: Zakład Immunologii i Patologii Rozrodu – IRZiBŻ ul. Bydgoska 7, 10-243 Olsztyn,
  • Date of beginning of the employment: 01.07.2022,
  • Length of work contract: 11 months.

Qualifications:

  1. Ph.D. in biotechnology, biology, veterinary or related discipline (obtained not earlier than 7 years before the date of the announcement, a degree should be obtained outside the Institution where the project will be carried out);
  2. Knowledge in the field of molecular biology, reproduction and immunology;
  3. Experience with the following techniques: ELISA, Western blot, qPCR, and immunofluorescence staining of proteins in the cell;
  4. Experience with primary cell isolation and culture;
  5. At least one international internship (minimum 3 months in length);
  6. First authorship of at least 5 scientific papers;
  7. Ability to communicate easily in English;
  8. Ability to work in a group.

Interested candidates are asked to provide the following documents:

  1. Motivation letter;
  2. CV including a list of publications, conference presentations, and other awards;
  3. Ph.D. diploma or certificate of participation in studies at the moment;
  4. Recommendation letter from a scientific mentor, confirming skills necessary for completing the project;
  5. Documents confirming proficiency in foreign languages;
  6. Other documents, that in the opinion of the candidate are important when considering him/her for the position.

Applications should be sent to:

Dr. Anna Szóstek-Mioduchowska
a.szostek-mioduchowska@pan.olsztyn.pl
Deadline: 13.05.2022 until 3:00 p.m
The subject of the message should be „Call for Post-doc Researcher/SONATA”.

In your CV, please include a consent clause for the processing of personal data in the recruitment process:

„I consent to the processing of my personal data contained in the application documents by the Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Olsztyn, 10-748 Olsztyn, ul. Tuwima 10, in order to carry out the recruitment process and publishing the full results of the competition on the Institute’s website”.

Information clause:

  1. The administrator of personal data processed as part of the recruitment process is the Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Olsztyn, 10-748 Olsztyn, ul. Tuwima 10, phone no. 89 523 46 86, e-mail: instytut@pan.olsztyn.pl.
  2. Contact with the personal data protection officer is possible at the above-mentioned address.
  3. The provided personal data will be processed in order to carry out the current recruitment process and kept until its completion on the basis of expressed consent (in accordance with Article 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR).
  4. You have the right to withdraw consent at any time without affecting the lawfulness of the processing which was carried out on the basis of consent before its withdrawal.
  5. You have the right to access your personal data, request their rectification or removal. Submitting a request to delete data is tantamount to resignation from participation in the recruitment process. In addition, you have the right to request the restriction of processing in the cases specified in art. 18 GDPR.
  6. You have the right to lodge a complaint with the President of the Personal Data Protection Office against the unlawful processing of his personal data. This authority will be competent to consider the complaint, provided that the right to file a complaint concerns only the lawfulness of the processing of personal data, and not the recruitment process.
  7. Your data will not be profiled or made available to entities or third countries. The recipients of the data may be institutions authorized by law.
  8. Providing your personal data is not obligatory, but it is a necessary condition to participate in the recruitment process. 

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