„Regenerative Mechanisms for Health” International Research Agenda Unit (“ReMedy”) calls for applications for
RESEARCH GROUP LEADER (2 positions)
Foundation for Polish Science – the largest non-governmental organisation supporting science in Poland, under its programme International Research Agendas (IRAP), funded with European Regional Development Fund, seeks candidates for a position of Research Group Leader in the ReMedy project led by Agnieszka Chacińska and Magda Konarska.
We are looking for dynamic group leaders to establish max. two independent research groups and to develop ambitious and innovative research programmes on stress-evoked adaptability of cells at the molecular and biochemical level. We encourage outstanding researchers, both young and already established, to apply for the post.
The Remedy Unit intends to make breakthrough discoveries that will open new lines of research and new strategies to maintain and restore health. The goal of ReMedy is to understand and to harness stress-evoked adaptability of cells at the molecular and biochemical level, in order to combat human diseases and pathologies. ReMedy aims to i) understand molecular mechanisms of stress response, ii) discover short- and long-term consequences of responses and their crosstalk in physiology and iii) apply the gained knowledge about stress responses for the development of new medical treatments. In the end we plan to have five new groups.
ReMedy offers stimulating and interdisciplinary research environment and research opportunities of the large biomedical campus. ReMedy is currently hosted (until August 2020) at the Centre of New Technologies University of Warsaw (CeNT UW – Ochota Campus), but soon will be transferred to a new entity within Polish Academy of Sciences. ReMedy has access to state-of-the-art technology, excellent core facilities and supportive administration. Information about research and core facilities of ReMedy can be found at http://cent.uw.edu.pl/en/laboratories/#remedy.
Initial appointment of a research group leader is for two years with the possibility of extensions. The new positions will start in winter 2020/2021. ReMedy offers furnished laboratory space and start-up package (covering competitive salaries, basic equipment and supplies). The new research groups will be expected to secure extramural, national and international funding.
Successful candidates will have:
- PhD degree in molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, biomedicine, bioinformatics, biophysics, chemistry or similar and adequate post-doctoral experience,
- Outstanding record of scientific achievements reflected by publication record,
- Original and independent research programme,
- Strong leadership complemented by ability to collaborate,
- Research focus matching ReMedy goals (as described above and at the ReMedy web page, commercialization potential will be an additional asset).
Applications must be written in English and prepared as a single pdf file including:
- Cover letter,
- Curriculum Vitae including a list of publications,
- Description of 1-3 most important scientific achievements (max. 2 pages),
- Summary (max. 2 pages) of the applicant’s future research plans,
- Statement (max. 1 page) how the future research plans relate to ReMedy goals,
- Contact details for 2 professional referees who can be contacted for recommendation letters.
Applications should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15th of July 2020.
Please, use ”Research Group Leader application” as a title of your message.
Short-listed candidates will be invited for a symposium-style interview to be held in Warsaw on 5-6th November 2020 during the ReMedy International Scientific Committee meeting.
The final decision will be announced by the end of December 2020.
Inquiries about the offer, research environment and science in Poland are welcome and should be sent to Dr. Michał Wrzesiński, a coordinator of ReMedy (email@example.com).
Please include in your offer:
“I hereby consent to have my personal data processed by the ReMedy+ Foundation, which is supporting ReMedy and FNP in the recruitment process, with its registered office at ul. Kaliska 22 m 10, 02-316 Warszawa, for the purpose of carrying out a recruitment process and I agree for a transfer of provided data to any entity responsible for the implementation of ReMedy project. I understand that provision of my personal data is voluntary.”