3 PhD students in Nutrigenomics Team [Bioinformatics & Wet Lab]

Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research
 |  07.04.2022

Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research

Poland › Olsztyn

01/06/2022 00:00 – Europe/Brussels

The Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research of Polish Academy of Sciences in Olsztyn, Poland is looking for three PhD students. The PhD students will be part of an interdisciplinary team of researchers led by Prof. Carsten Carlberg with the goal to investigate the effect of vitamin D and other nutritional compounds on changes of the epigenome and transcriptome of tissues and cell types of healthy and (pre)diseased individuals.

Professor Carlberg has expertise, projects and interests in gene regulation, epigenetics and vitamin D in the context of nutrigenomics, immunology and cancer.

PhD student positions are available in the laboratory headed by Professor Carsten Carlberg.

Two PhD student positions are open for “Bioinformaticians” (or large scale data analysts, programmers) the third one for “wet lab” specialist.

Scholarship of EUR 1200

Eligibility criteria
To apply:

Application documents should be sent to e-mail address: erachair_recruitment@pan.olsztyn.pl
Application deadline: May 31th 2022 (11:59 PM CET).
Kindly note that only online applications will be accepted.
Applicants will receive timely communication from the recruitment office to inform them on their status in the recruitment process.

Selection process
Mandatory documents:

Cover letter describing how they fit the position and their scientific interests and philosophy
CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of degree projects/theses
Degree certificates and grades confirming that you meet the general and specific entry requirements
3 letters of recommendation with contact information to referees

Offer Requirements

Biological sciences: Master Degree or equivalent
Chemistry: Master Degree or equivalent
Computer science: Master Degree or equivalent
ENGLISH: Excellent
In order to meet the general entry requirements, the applicant must have completed a second-cycle degree, completed courses equivalent to at least 240 higher education credits, of which 60 credits must be in the second cycle, or have otherwise acquired equivalent knowledge in EU or elsewhere.

The qualification requirements must be met by the deadline for application.

Desired qualifications for “Bioinformatic” PhD student:

A master degree in:
Biosciences (Biology/ Biochemistry/ Biotechnology) with Bioinformatics/ Statistics and/or Computer Sciences
Knowledge in molecular biology particularly: RNA-seq, ATAC-seq and/or ChIP-seq
Experience with analysis of high-throughput ‘omics data

Desired qualifications for “Wet lab” PhD student:

A master degree in:
Biosciences (Biology/ Biochemistry/ Biotechnology) with some knowledge in computer science/ bioinformatics
Experience in molecular biology
Experience with analysis of high-throughput ‘omics data
Specific Requirements

Additional skills:

High motivation to work in a multidisciplinary team
Excellent communication skills for effective interaction with the multidisciplinary cohort of researchers
Proactive, motivated, showing initiative
Good work organization
Fluency in English in writing and speaking;
Good writing and presentation skills;