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The ERA Chairs project The Creation of the Department of Integrative Plant Biology (BIO- TALENT), realized by the Institute of Plant Genetics of the Polish Academy of Sciences from July 2014 to June 2019, is supported by the EU FP7 Programme.

A PhD student (industrail doctorate) wanted!

The Director of the Institute of Plant Genetics of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IPG PAS), Poznan, POLAND – prof. Bogdan WOLKO announces an open competition for the full-time position for a PhD student (R1) having strong interest in molecular biology willing to join the international team created at the Department of Integrative Plant Biology IPG PAS as a part of the FP7-ERA Chairs EU funded project (acronym: BIO-TALENT). The project is coordinated by Prof. Malgorzata Jedryczka and the Department is headed by Assoc. Prof. Robert Malinowski.

A PhD student position (industrial doctorate) is available from December 1, 2015 or January 1, 2016 for the BIO-TALENT ERA Chair EU FP7 funded project in the lab of Robert Malinowski at the Institute of Plant Genetics of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Poznan (Poland). A motivated person with excellent plant genetics and molecular biology skills is sought to develop TILLING platform for Pissum sativum and to perform search for new useful traits based on mutation discovery followed by further functional studies. The researcher will closely cooperate with leading plant seeds and breeding companies. Research will be carried out at the Institute of Plant Genetics of the Polish Academy of Sciences (Poznan, Poland) and international breeding stations from the private sector. The appointment is available from December 1, 2015 or January 1, 2016 till June 30, 2019, with renewal contingent upon continued funding availability. The starting date is negotiable.

Qualifications: A M.Sc. in plant genetics, plant biotechnology, plant molecular biology or related field. The successful candidate should have experience with TILLING approach in plants and general knowledge on maintaining plant growth and plant generative and vegetative biology. Record of research activity including attending scientific meetings and conferences or being co-author of research papers, strong communication skills, and demonstrated expertise in plant biology and reverse genetics will be appreciated.

Documents required
1) CV
2) cover letter
3) copy of the diploma

Please send the documents in 1 pdf file.

No. of positions available: 1
Research Fields: Biological Sciences
Research Profile: PhD student (R1)
Gross monthly salary: 1 200 € (net ca. 725 €)
Duration of employment: 43 months (preferably December 2015 – June 2019)

Employment at the IPG PAS will be in the form of a temporary job contract, and the payment will include insurance and health care, in agreement with the rules of Polish legislation

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; although to be guaranteed full consideration applications must be received by October 15, 2015.
Applications should be submitted by email (pdf format only, attachments up to 10 MB) and addressed to: with a copy to
Short-listed applicants should be prepared to participate in an on-line interview (Skype) between October 19-23, 2015. The position is open immediately, but the start date of the contract is negotiable (preferably December 2015).

The application must contain the following statement:
"I hereby give consent for my personal data included in my offer to be processed for the purposes of recruitment, in accordance with the Personal Data Protection Act dated August, 29,1997 (uniform text: Journal of Laws of the Republic of Poland 2014 item 1182 with further amendments)".

General information

The city of Poznan has 550 thous. inhabitants. It is one of the biggest cities in Poland, with a large academic centre with numerous universities and research institutes. It is located 300 km westwards from Warszawa (Warsaw), the capital of Poland, and 300 km eastwards from Berlin, the capital of Germany. The city is visited by many foreigners participating in numerous fairs organized at the Poznan International Fair Grounds, as well as students, researchers, businessmen, and tourists. The city is friendly and safe. A great number of students makes it lively and full of various events. The city is convenient to work in and to spend leisure time, due to its beautiful surroundings (Wielkopolski National Park with its forests and lakes). Poznan is the capital of a large agricultural plain.

Poznan is one of the largest plant science centres in Poland with universities and numerous scientific institutes and research centres hosting annually over 130 thous. students. The Institute of Plant Genetics in Poznan has a strong tradition of research on theoretical and applied aspects of plant biology. Our scientific activity encompasses wide array of scientific disciplines like cytogenetics, metabolomics, molecular biology and bioinformatics. We are in the process of the formation of interdisciplinary research group specialized in integrative plant biology. The main focus of the team is to exploit knowledge from fundamental research in plant biology for development of innovative tools and new strategies in sustainable crop production and protection. The newly created BIO-TALENT team will explore the applicatory value of modification of basic developmental and physiological mechanisms in order to obtain new useful agronomical traits including increased plant tolerance to stress or suitable growth patterns and overall yield increase. The future work of the team will also include modification of plant architecture and plant and organ size and shape for increase in biomass production or improvement of agro-technical methods.

Location of the Institute

The Institute of Plant Genetics PAS is located at Strzeszynska 34, Poznan, POLAND. To learn more about the Institute and its current departments please watch our promotion film:
and visit the website of the Institute:
To read basic information on the rules and composition of the BIO-TALENT project please visit the website:, which contains information on objectives, strategy, work packages, contacts and links to information about the project, announced in the mass media.

Contact addresses:

Robert Malinowski  the ERA Chair holder
Malgorzata Jędryczka the Project Coordinator
Anna Stachowiak-Szrejbrowska  the Administrative Manager


Institute of Plant Genetics of the Polish Academy of Sciences
Strzeszynska 34
60-479 Poznan
Phone: +48-61-6550243 (ERA Chair holder)
Fax:      +48-61-6550301