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Two senior researcher and one Senior postdoc Position
in the area of plant 
nanotechnology at the Institute of Plant Genetics of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IPG PAS)

Job details:

Number of positions: 03 (Two senior researchers and one senior postdoc)
Work place: Poznań, Poland
Department/Division/Faculty: Plant Nanotechnology
Research field: Biotechnology/Nanobiotechnology/Agronomy/Agricultural science/Plant
nanotechonology
Contract type: Full-time employment, fixed term for 3-4 years
Salary range: Senior Researcher (4.387 Euro gross per month) and senior postdoc (3.190
Euro gross per month)
Job location: IPG PAS, Poznań, Poland
Deadline: The selection process will be kept open until a suitable candidate is found.
Applications received earlier will be assured of careful consideration.

Required Qualifications

 
  1. Ph.D. in plant science, nanotechnology, or a related field and has developed some
    degree of independence.
  2. Outstanding scientific achievements in research in one of the fundamental areas of plant
    nanotechnology.
  3. Experience in the application of OMICS (transcriptomics, metabolomics, proteomics
    and functional genomics), molecular and biochemical approaches to plant-nanomaterial
    interactions.
  4. Ability to attract competitive research funding and manage projects.
  5. Excellent communication skills in English.
  6. Ability to communicate with other scientists and stakeholders at the interface between
    academia and industry will be positively evaluated.
 
  1. Ph.D. in Agricultural Science /Agronomy/ Plant Science or related field and has
    developed a degree of independence.
  2. Outstanding scientific achievements in agronomy, plant physiology, organic farming,
    life cycle assessment of formulations and etc.
  3. Previous experience in assessing the impact of nanomaterial-based formulations is an
    asset.
  4. Ability to attract competitive research funding and manage projects.
  5. Excellent communication skills in English.
  6. Ability to communicate with other scientists and stakeholders at the interface between
    academia and industry will be positively evaluated.
  1. Ph.D. in the field of nanotechnology/any field of nanoscience/material
    science/chemistry with exceptional analytical skills.
  2. Outstanding research publications in any aspect of nanotechnology (chemistry,
    biochemistry, nanomaterials, environmental, engineering, or applied research).
  3. Interest in applying nanotechnology knowledge to establish new experimental
    approaches in plant science; previous experience in plant science is an advantage but
    not essential.
  4. Good organizational skills and experience of working in a team.
  5. Excellent communication skills in English.
  6. Ability to work with other scientists at the interface between academia and industry will
    be positively evaluated.

Main duties

  1. Conduct high quality research in the field of plant nanotechnology and develop an
    innovative research profile.
  2. Exploit synergies with existing teams and develop national and international
    collaborations.
  3. Achieve the objectives of the project in close collaboration with team members, the
    chair ERA and the project coordinator.
  4. Ensure close collaboration with ERA chair and project coordinator and achieve all
    measurable outcomes specified in the project description.
  5. Disseminate the research results through high quality publications, participation in
    conferences, workshops and seminars.
  1. Development and scaling-up of nanoformulations for fertilizer, disinfectants, biocompost, seed coating etc. applications.
  2. Physico-chemical characterization of the formulations.
  3. To study the impact of the formulations on plants using different analytical methods.
  4. Include but not limited to conduct high quality scientific research, train students and
    visitors, prepare high impact scientific articles for publication and drafting of progress
    reports.
  1. A full-time employment contract for the entire life span of the project with a potential
    for continuation.
  2. An attractive salary, pension scheme, health insurance.
  3. 36 working days of holidays per year.
  4. Generous funding to attend national and international conferences, seminars,
    short/long-term work visits.
  5. Excellent opportunity for career development and a stimulating international working
    environment.
  1. Curriculum vitae.
  2. Complete list of publications highlighting the five most important articles.
  3. Letter of motivation describing the candidate’s research and leadership skills.
  4. The contact details of 3 references, who may be contacted for an opinion on the
    candidate.
  5. Scan or photocopy of the higher degree or diploma.
  6. Information about career break (if applicable).
  7. Experience certificates (if applicable).
  8. Consent to the processing of personal data of the Candidate for the purposes of the
    competition.

Applications in English with all required documents in electronic format, combined in a single
file, must be sent to: work@igr.poznan.pl

Clearly indicate in the subject line of the email the position for which you are applying (SR –
01-Nanoplant for Senior Researcher 1 position, SR -02-Nanoplant for Senior Researcher 2
position, PD -01-Nanoplant for Senior postdoc position).

For more information about the project, please visit https://nano-plant.eu. Informal inquiries
about the position should be directed to the following email address: nanoplant@igr.poznan.pl

The selection of the best candidate is carried out in two rounds. In the first round, candidates
will be evaluated on the basis of their scientific performance and academic excellence
(leadership skills, administrative experience, international mobility and team leadership). The
documents submitted by the candidates will be evaluated by the Selection Committee and the
top candidate(s) will be invited, on a first-come, first-served basis, to give a presentation to the
Selection Committee (via videoconference or by visiting IPGPAS).

Criteria for the assessment of candidates to be employed at the IPG PAS in senior or
postdoc positions:

1. Matching the candidate’s experience and skills to the planned field of study
2. Creativity measured:
a) the quality and number of publications in which the candidate is the first author or
corresponding author, as well as the number of citations of the candidate’s papers
(Web of Science Core Collection) and the Hirsch index;
b) number of patents/patent applications and/or implementations (if applicable);
c) the quality and number of managed research projects and development works (if
applicable).
3. Mobility in their scientific career, including completed scientific internships, change of
scientific profile, internships and work in industry.

Announcement of the results: As soon as the positions are filled.

“I, the undersigned, give my consent to the processing by the Institute of Plant Genetics, Polish
Academy of Sciences (hereinafter referred to as IGR PAN) with headquarters at Strzeszynska
34, 60-479 Poznan, my personal data contained in the submitted competition documentation
for the needs necessary in the recruitment process, including to put my name and surname in
the information on the results of the recruitment carried out on the Institute’s website. I have
been informed that consent is voluntary and that I have the right to withdraw my consent at
any time, and withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing that was
carried out on its basis before its withdrawal. I have also read the IGR PAN information
clause.”

The selection process will be kept open until a suitable candidate is found. Applications received earlier will be assured of careful consideration.

ATTENTION: at the stage of the recruitment process, there is no requirement to present
documents certified by the apostille clause nor the requirement of nostrification of diplomas
(https://nawa.gov.pl/uznawalnosc/informacje-dla-uczelni/nostryfikacja-dyplomow). These
requirements must be met if the candidate is accepted.

ERA Chair holder Position in Nanotechnology at the Institute of Plant Genetics of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IPG PAS)

Job title: ERA Chair holder
Department / Division / Faculty: Plant Nanotechnology
Salary range: 37,500.00PLN (8,375.00 EUR) per month
Contract type: Full-time employment, fixed term for 4-5 years
Job location: IPGPAS, Poznań, Poland
Deadline: The selection process will be kept open until a suitable candidate is found. Applications received earlier will be assured of careful consideration.

The IPG PAS is looking to hire an ERA Chair holder to establish and lead an interdisciplinary and international research team at the IPG PAS in the area of ​​nanotechnology in the framework of Horizon 2020 ERA Chair project (NANOPLANT- GA856961) funded by the EU . The ERA Chair is expected to be one of the key persons who will boost the research performance of IPG PAS in the area of ​​nanotechnology and will lead its active participation in European Research Area. Job details:
  • Work place: Poznań, Poland
  • Research field: Nanotechnology or nanoscience
  • Career stage: Leading Researcher (R4)
  • Nature of the Job: Full-time employment
  1. A full-time employment contract for the entire life span of the project with a potential for continuation 
  2. An attractive gross salary of 37,500.00 PLN (8,375.00 EUR) per month, pension scheme, health insurance for the chair holder and dependents, and 36 working days of holidays per year 
  3. Seed money for research 
  4. Funds for hiring two senior researchers (R3), one senior postdoc (R2) and a lab manager for the ERA chair team 
  5. Generous funding for the team to attend national and international conferences, seminars, short / long-term work visits and for inviting excellent scientists to lectures / seminars at IPG PAS 
  6. State of the art laboratory space and office for the team 
  7. Excellent opportunity for career development and a stimulating international working environment
  1. PhD in the area of ​​nanotechnology or any area of ​​nanoscience 
  2. Outstanding scientific track record of successful research in any aspect of nanotechnology (chemical, biochemical, physical, biological, environmental, medical, engineering or applied) with clear evidence of leadership in the selected domain 
  3. Interest in applying the nanotechnology skills to establish new experimental approaches in plant science; previous experience in plant science will be a plus, but is not essential 
  4. Successful in obtaining competitive research funding and managing projects 
  5. Good organizational skills and experience in managing research teams 
  6. Excellent communication skills in English 
  7. Ability to communicate with other scientists at the interface of academy and industry
  1. Conduct high quality research in nanotechnology related to plant sciences and develop an innovative research profile 
  2. Establish and lead a research team of four members 
  3. Exploit synergies with existing teams and develop national and international collaborations 
  4. Achieve the objectives of the project in close collaboration with the team members and the project coordinator 
  5. Ensure the effective management of the project in close collaboration with the project coordinator and achieve all measurable outcomes specified in the project description 
  6. Disseminate the research results through high quality publications, participation in conferences, workshops and seminars.

Keywords: nanotechnology, material science, colloids and interfaces, plant science, life sciences 

  1. Curriculum vitae 
  2. Complete list of publications highlighting the five most important articles 
  3. Letter of motivation describing the candidate’s research and leadership skills 
  4. The contact details of 3 references who may be contacted for an opinion on the candidate. 

All the above documents in the electronic form compiled to a single file must be sent to: work@igr.poznan.pl mentioning “ERA Chair holder – Nanoplant” in the subject. More information on the project can be found at https://nano-plant.eu and informal inquiries related to the position, if any, should be addressed to the coordinator: nanoplant@igr.poznan.pl 

The selection of the best candidate is carried out in two rounds. In the first round, candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their scientific performance (number of publications as first author and corresponding author, H-index and on the basis of coordinated international and national projects), industrial experience (patents, projects with industry, etc.) and academic excellence (leadership skills, administrative experience, international mobility and team leadership). The documents submitted by the candidates will be evaluated by the International Selection Committee and the top candidate(s) will be invited, on a first-come, first-served basis, to give a presentation to the Selection Committee (via videoconference or by visiting IPGPAS) describing his/her research activities, vision and work plan for the ERA Chair role at IPGPAS (travel expenses will be covered by the project funds).

Once the ERA Chair holder is selected.

“I, the undersigned, give my consent to the processing by the Institute of Plant Genetics, Polish Academy of Sciences (hereinafter referred to as IGR PAN) with headquarters at Strzeszynska 34, 60-479 Poznan, my personal data contained in the submitted competition documentation for the needs necessary in the recruitment process, including to put my name and surname in the information on the results of the recruitment carried out on the Institute’s website. I have been informed that consent is voluntary and that I have the right to withdraw my consent at any
time, and withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing that was carried out on its basis before its withdrawal. I have also read the IGR PAN information clause. “

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