Wydział Biochemii, Biofizyki i Biotechnologii UJ
Uniwersytet Jagielloński
  • Forma zatrudnienia: Etat
  • Dziedzina nauki: nauki biologiczne

A postdoctoral position is open for a highly motivated person with experience in cell biology and/or biophysics, to join our research group at Department of Cell Biophysics, Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology, Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland. The successful candidate will participate in a project which is focused on mechanisms of DNA damage induction and repair in mammalian oocytes and somatic cells. Cell biology and biophysical techniques will be used, including fluorescence confocal and super-resolution imaging, and various methods of detection of DNA damage and repair.

The overall goal of the proposal is to improve our understanding of the mechanisms behind a lower mutation rate of the female germline in comparison with somatic cells. The planned research involves direct measurements the numbers of endogenous single-strand DNA breaks  (sSTRIDE technique, Nucl. Acids Res. 48(3), 2020, p. e14), measurements and imaging of localisation of critical SSB repair factors in oocytes and somatic cells, assessing the capacity of oocytes and zygotes to repair SSBs, and measurements of abundance of repair components and assessing their role in conferring resistance to DNA damage. More information available here.

The competitive selection process is open for all individuals, who meet the requirements set out in Articles 113 and 116.2.4) of the Act of 20 July 2018 – Law on Higher Education and Science, and who meet the following eligibility criteria according to § 166 of the Statute of the Jagiellonian University:

1) Holding at least a Master’s degree, Master of Science degree or an equivalent degree;

2) Exhibiting aptitude for research work;

3) Have an experience and basic knowledge in cell biology, biophysics and fluorescence microscopy;

4) Good command of spoken and written English;


Each candidate is requested to send curriculum vitae to the project director  ( Candidates will be invited for an interview (Skype, Zoom, Teams).


Application submission deadline: September 30th, 2022.

The competitive selection process will be concluded by: October 7th, 2022.

Appointment starting date: position open as of October 23rd, 2022.

Appointment term: three years




Employees of Jagiellonian University are covered by health insurance and participate in a pension scheme. Jagiellonian University also offers additionally paid medical coverage, sport facilities, etc.

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