Open positions

Prospective postdocs and students interested in doing a PhD, Master’s, or Bachelor’s within our group are always welcome to contact me at marcin.zagorski@uj.edu.pl.

Assistant Researcher (the call will be announced in December)

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate interested in the research scope of Zagorski group. The formal requirements include:

  • MSc or PhD in physics, mathematics, computer science or similar,
  • interest in the interdisciplinary aspect of the project,
  • experience with numerical solvers (C++, Python, or Mathematica),
  • good communication skills,
  • experience in complex systems or biological networks will be an asset.

The successfully selected candidate will propose and analyze models of developing tissue using both analytical and numerical skills. The goal would be to identify principles that drive system behaviour as well as make model predictions that can be verified experimentally in selected biological systems.

We offer possibility to take part in the interdisciplinary research realized in collaboration with experimental labs (Kicheva lab in Austria and Briscoe lab in UK). The research visits in foreign institutions and participation in international conferences are planned. As a group we also take part in different scientific activities that help to build a set of skills important for a future researcher.

The official job opening will be announced in December. I encourage prospective candidates to contact me in advance at marcin.zagorski@uj.edu.pl.

Mentoring program

Apart from research activity we offer mentoring program. The goal of the mentoring would be to develop scientific potential of the mentee allowing the mentee to become a successful and independent researcher. We advice and give feedback on: applying for jobs and independent funding, networking in science, writing publications, presentation skills, teaching and other science-related activities.

Graduate students, PhD students, and postdocs interested in the mentoring program are encouraged to contact me at marcin.zagorski@uj.edu.pl.

Electro-Cell project in Garage of Complexity

The project goal is to construct proxies of biological regulatory mechanisms by assembling electronic circuits to mimic different developmental functions. The project will result in physical implementation of cellular regulatory logic that could help us to investigate the principles driving the emergence of gene expression patterns in developing systems.

We are looking for ambitious students with interest in electric circuit assembly, programming skills and curiosity in biological aspect of the project. Visit http://complexitygarage.com/en/home2/ or contact me directly at marcin.zagorski@uj.edu.pl.