Positions available at University of Warsaw

Friday, 10 August 2018

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One post-doc and two PhD positions are open in the Laboratory of Systems Biology in a newly established group led by Dr. Rafal Archacki.

One post-doc and two PhD positions are open in the Laboratory of Systems Biology in a newly established group led by Dr. Rafal Archacki. Positions are funded by the National Science Centre Poland through the SONATA BIS programme

The laboratory has long-standing experience in investigating chromatin-based regulation of gene expression and its impact on plant growth and stress responses. We work primarily on SWI/SNF chromatin remodelling complexes and H1 linker histones. The current project aims to investigate how SWI/SNF remodeler works in vivo in different genomic sites and how SWI/SNF`s activity is modulated by other chromatin factors. To address these objectives we will combine biochemical approaches with advanced genetic and genomic tools available for Arabidopsis model, including analyses of global changes in chromatin structure evoked by SWI/SNF catalytic inactivation.

Profile of a post-doc candidate:
PhD degree in biology achieved within last 7 years; very good hands-on experience in molecular biology techniques; experimentation skills in plant biology are highly desirable (experience in analysing Arabidopsis mutants and performing forward genetic screen will be additional advantages); background in chromatin biology and/or high-throughput genomic analyses will be also a plus; very good communication skills in English.

Requirements for PhD candidates:

M.Sc. diploma (or be close to receive it), experience in basic molecular biology techniques, and very good communication skills in English. Not mandatory but beneficial will be experimentation skills in plant biology or experience with high-throughput analyses.

Terms of employment

PhD: funding guaranteed for 48 months. Expected starting date is October 2018. Salary:3000 PLN net per month stipend with possibility to apply for additional funds. Post-doc: funding guaranteed for 42 months. Expected starting date is December 2018. Salary: fixed full-time contract with estimated net salary based on 13-months calculation approx. 6000 PLN per month.

Applications

Applications should be submitted to Rafal Archacki (sonatabis.archacki@gmail.com). Please send your CV, motivation letter, and contact details of up to three persons who could provide reference.

Application deadlines: September 3rd (for PhD positions) and September 18th, 2018 (Post-doc).