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Assistant professor at the Department of Cytobiochemistry at the Faculty of Biotechnology

University of Wroclaw invites applications for the position of assistant professor at the Department of Cytobiochemistry at the Faculty of Biotechnology.
Please, send applications until May, 27 2022.

No 37.2022.ZC.WB of April 27, 2022

Institute/Department: Faculty of Biotechnology

Position: assistant professor

Type of position: research

Research area / discipline: biological sciences, biochemistry, biophysics, cell biology, medical sciences, biomedical engineering

Vacancies/positions: 1

Application deadline: May 27, 2022

Expected contest results: June, 2022

Envisaged job starting date: July 1, 2022

Type of contract: full time

Applications are invited from those who fulfil the statutory requirements specified in the Higher Education Act from 20th July 2018 (Dz. U. z 2018 r., poz. 1668) and the statutes of the University of Wroclaw.

Key words: biochemistry, biophysics, cell biology, lipid membranes, liposomes, protein-protein interactions, SARS-CoV-2.

Description (field, expectations, comments): the ideal candidate should be highly motivated to work as an independent scientist but also be able to collaborate with other team members (including PhD and Master students) of the Department of Cytobiochemistry.

Research: the research would be based mostly on preparation and characterization of liposomal formulations containing proteins or peptides. Studies using state-of-the-art kinetics analysis of protein-protein and protein-lipid interactions and in vitro systems based on cell culture would be included. In addition, an employed person would have the opportunity to participate in other tasks within the project. They would include: production of recombinant proteins in various systems, scaling-up liposomal preparation and in vitro and in vivo tests.

  1. Planning and conducting experiments which aim at preparation of lyposomal formulations, their characterization (including physicochemical properties and efficiency/toxicity in vitro) and upscaling.
  2. Participation in technology transfer to collaborating units.
  3. Regular record keeping according to common standards.
  4. Data analysis and discussion.
  5. Preparation of reports, presentations and publications.

Responsibilities at the workplace:

  1. Conducting research as part of the project.
  2. Participation in faculty/department meetings, conferences, organizing and participating in university promotional campaigns.

Expectations:

  1. PhD in biological, chemical or medical sciences, disciplines: biochemistry, biophysics, cell biology, molecular biology, biotechnology, biomedical engineering.
  2. Fluent English (written and spoken).
  3. First author of at least one article published in a journal from JCR list.
  4. Experience in:
  5. necessary is experience in state-of-the-art cell-based in vitro tests (including quantitation of cell proliferation and apoptosis, evaluation of toxicity, etc.),
  6. biochemical approaches (e.g. SDS-PAGE, western blot, size-exclusion/affinity chromatograpy, etc.) and basic knowledge on liposomal preparation in laboratory and/or technological scale,
  7. well seen would be experience in techniques for quantitation protein-protein and protein-lipid interactions,
  8. well seen would be also experience in protein purification and expression.

The application for the competition should include:

  1. Curriculum vitae.
  2. Personal questionnaire of the person applying for employment (https://uni.wroc.pl/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/PERSONAL-DATA-FORM-FOR-EMPLOYMENT-APPLICANT_eng.pdf).
  3. Photocopy of the diploma confirming obtaining the academic degree of doctor.
  4. Statement whether the University of Wrocław will be the primary place of work in the case of winning the competition (https://uni.wroc.pl/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Workplace-statement-UWr_eng.pdf).
  5. Declaration of the discipline in which the candidate will conduct research, and in the case of people conducting research in more than one discipline, the percentage of their involvement in each of these disciplines (https://uni.wroc.pl/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Scientific-discipline-declaration-UWr_eng.pdf).
  6. Self-presentation (information about scientific, organizational, and other achievements).
  7. List scientific publications in the last ten years.
  8. Electronic versions of the two most important publications that the candidate considers representative of his or her scientific achievements, or an explanation of the lack of them, provided that the Chairman of the Committee may expect all or selected scientific publications or other documents to be submitted.
  9. Two recommendation letters provided that these letters are sent by e-mail to the Chairman of the Competition Committee at aleksander.czogalla@uwr.edu.pl, without the candidate’s mediation and are open only to members of the Committee, and the candidate, by entering the competition, waives the right to access these lists.
  10. Cover letter included description of applicant’s scientific interests.
  11. Any other supporting documents relevant for the application.

Salary: 11 412 PLN gross/per month.

CV should include the following note: I consent, within the meaning of Articles 4 and 7 of RODO, i.e. 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) (Official Journal of the EU L of 4.05.2016, pp. 1-88), to the processing of my personal data by the University of Wrocław, pl. Uniwersytecki 1, 50-137 Wrocław, for the purpose of recruitment for employment at the University of Wrocław. I am aware that the consent given may be withdrawn at any time in a manner appropriate to its giving.

All the documents should be sent only in electronic form to the following address: praca@uwr.edu.pl with the subject of the message: “assistant professor ZC_WB”.

Additional information:

  1. The University of Wrocław reserves the right to contact only selected candidates.
  2. Selected candidates may be required to undergo an interview by means of electronic communication allowing audio and video transmission.
  3. The University of Wrocław reserves the right to close the competition without selecting a candidate.
  4. The University of Wrocław reserves the right to cancel the competition.
  5. The University of Wrocław does not provide housing.

Information clause for persons participating in the recruitment process:

Pursuant to Article 13 of Regulation 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of the European Union 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, RODO), we inform you that:

  1. The administrator of your personal data is the University of Wrocław based in Wrocław, pl. Uniwersytecki 1, 50-137 Wrocław, hereinafter referred to as the Administrator.
  2. The Data Protection Officer at the University of Wrocław is dr Krzysztof Ziemba, email address: iod@uwr.edu.pl
  3. Your personal data will be processed for the purpose of recruitment to work at the University of Wrocław. The legal basis for processing your personal data is Article 22 section1 of the Polish Labour Code, Article 119 of the Higher Education and Science Act and your consent.
  4. Your personal data will not be made available to other recipients, with the exception of entities with which the controller has entered into appropriate agreements for the entrustment of processing and cases provided for by law.
  5. Your data will be stored for the duration of the recruitment process, not longer than 12 months from the date of your application.
  6. You have the right to:
  7. withdraw consent to the processing of personal data, without affecting the lawfulness of processing carried out on the basis of consent before its withdrawal,
  8. demand from the Administrator access to their personal data, rectification, erasure or restriction of processing of personal data, data portability, however these rights may be restricted by a specific legal provision,
  9. make a complaint to the supervisory authority – the President of the Office for Personal Data Protection.
  10. Providing personal data is voluntary, however, failure to provide data such as: first name(s) and surname, date of birth, place of residence (correspondence address), will result in inability to participate in the recruitment process.

More about the employer:

The University of Wrocław is among the largest and bests Polish universities, teaching more than 250 thousand students and employing about 2000 scientists (https://uni.wroc.pl/en/). The Wrocław city is a large, open and continuously developing city well communicated (airport, railways) with the world (https://www.wroclaw.pl/en/).

Published by: Emilia Reizer

27 Apr 2022

last modification: 27 Apr 2022