Junior Post-Doc In Microfluidics

Universities and Institutes of Poland
November 06, 2022
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  • Organisation/Company: Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Research Field: Engineering › Microengineering Physics › Electronics Physics › Optics Technology › Biotechnology
  • Researcher Profile: Recognised Researcher (R2) Established Researcher (R3)
  • Application Deadline: 06/11/2022 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • Location: Poland › Warsaw
  • Type Of Contract: Temporary
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Hours Per Week: 40
  • Offer Starting Date: 14/11/2022
  • Leukemias are malignancies originating from hematopoietic or lymphoid precursors. They are caused by genetic lesions leading to biochemical, proteomic and metabolomics abnormalities. Current leukaemia diagnostics is based on genetic and phenotypic characterization of these changes. The RApID (Raman Imaging for Diagnostics) project aims to develop the first Stimulated Raman Scattering (SRS) microscopic-microfluidic system for non-invasive imaging of live cells and apply it to rapid leukaemia cell imaging, diagnostics and sorting. By integrating the multidisciplinary expertise from a broad range of fields, consortium partners will characterize Raman spectra of leukemic cells and link them to clinico-biological features of the disease.

    Our team at the Group of Microfluidics and Complex Fluids will use these data to design and fabricate an innovative microfluidic device utilizing SRS microscopy for label-free, rapid leukaemia cell detection, which will help in quick and reliable differentiation between different types of leukemia cells providing clinicians with quantitative information that can be applied to diagnostics. Such an automated device will decrease the cost and time of diagnosis of leukemias and will be helpful in making fast yet proper decisions during the course of the treatment.

    We are looking for highly motivated young researchers (1-5 years after obtaining their PhD), with hands-on experience and good skills in one or more of the following disciplines: microfluidics, robotics, microelectronics, automation, programming, image acquisition and image analysis, optofluidics, acoustofluidics. The successful candidate will join an international and interdisciplinary team and will be responsible for:

  • The designing, constructing and testing microfluidic systems for manipulation of single cells (preferentially by optical- and/or by acoustic waves and by hydrodynamic traps)
  • integrating the microfluidic module with the SRS and optimizing the setup for signal acquisition and differentiation for the microfluidic sorter module.
  • Improving image acquisition and developing an image recognition software/module and integrate it with the SRS system as an additional detection module facilitating detection, recognition and sorting of leukemia cells in the stream of WBCs.
  • Other tasks will include: data analysis, writing reports and scientific publications, cooperation with researchers, including communication with English-speaking colleagues, support, supervision and mentoring of PhD students
  • Benefits

    • Monthly salary of 10 000 PLN (That is the gross/gross amount including employer's expense. It will be subject to taxes, social and health insurance and other legal deductions according to Polish law total employment cost). The position is financed by the Foundation for Polish Science Team-NET project No. POIR.04.04.00-00-16ED/18.

    • Work in the outstanding scientific institution in the dynamic research group with members representing diverse interests and qualifications

    • Possibility to collaborate with research groups engaged in the project (University of Warsaw, Medical University of Lodz, Institute of Haematology and Transfusion Medicine, Jagiellonian University of Cracow)

    • Engagement in an ambitious research program and possibility to build the academic career

    • Participation in international conferences and Erasmus+ projects

    Eligibility criteria

    PhD in physics, engineering, chemistry, biotechnology or similar obtained a not more than 5 years prior to joining the project.

    Selection process

    Application documents must be sent to rekrutacja@ichf.edu.pl with email title “rekrutacja 43/2022”

    Required documents for the application:

  • Scientific curriculum vitae including a list of scientific achievements (publications, patents, scholarships, conference presentations, awards, etc.)
  • Motivation letter
  • A summary of professional accomplishments (not exceeding 3500 characters), containing concise information about scientific interests, past achievements pointing out the three most important ones, participation in and running research projects and the candidate's own research plans
  • Citation report (e.g. from Web of Science) including the number of publication, number of citation without self-citation, h-index of the Candidate and the number of years worked effectively in science (after deduction of breaks)
  • A recommendation letter from an independent researcher
  • A scan or photocopy of the candidate's university degree
  • A scan or photocopy of the candidate's PhD degree
  • Information about any breaks in performing research work, e.g. maternity leave, internship in industry, etc. When assessing the achievements of the candidate the Competition Committee shall take into account breaks in research and shall convert the candidate's indicated achievements into effective years of scientific work
  • Additional comments

    Please send questions and inquiries to the address: lderzsi@ichf.edu.pl or microfluidics@ichf.edu.pl

    Web site for additional job details

    https: // www. micof.pl/en/

    Required Research Experiences
  • Engineering › Microengineering

  • 4 - 10

  • Technology › Biotechnology

  • 4 - 10

  • Physics › Optics

  • 4 - 10

  • Physics › Electronics

  • 4 - 10

    Offer Requirements
  • Chemistry: PhD or equivalent

    Physics: PhD or equivalent

    Engineering: PhD or equivalent

  • ENGLISH: Excellent

  • PhD in physics, engineering, chemistry, biotechnology or similar obtained a not more than 5 years prior to joining the project
  • Solid knowledge and hands-on experience with experimental microfluidic systems (ideally experience with development of microfluidic systems for applications in microbiology)
  • Good programming skills and proficiency in MATLAB, python and/or other programming languages is desired.
  • Hands-on experience with photolithography and/or other microfabrication techniques
  • Additional experience in one or more of the following fields is welcome: optics, optofluidics, Raman Spectroscopy, microbiology, automation
  • Creativity and enthusiasm measured by the quality and number of projects, internships, authorship in peer-reviewed publications and patents in which the Candidate participated and contributed
  • Analytical thinking and critical problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communications, organization and time management skills
  • Fluent in spoken and written English
  • Flexibility and ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural research team
  • Experience in supervision and mentoring of MSc students
  • Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: Institute of Physical Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Department: Laboratory of Microfluidic and Complex Fluids, Department of Soft Condensed Matter
  • Organisation Type: Public Research Institution
  • Website: https: // ichf.edu.pl/en/job/43-2022-rapid-label-free-and- rapid-optical-imaging...
  • E-Mail: lderzsi@ichf.edu.pl
  • Country: Poland
  • City: Warsaw
  • Postal Code: PL-01-224
  • Street: Warsaw, Kasprzaka 44/52
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