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.

Two PhD openings (deadline 08-09-2022)

We are looking for two students interested in pursuing their PhD in Biophysics in the scope of NCN project on understanding the biophysical limiting factors of patterning precision in developing tissues, under SONATA BIS funding scheme.

The requirements include:

  • MSc (or equivalent) in biophysics, physics, mathematics, computer science or similar, allowing application to the Doctoral School;
  • excellent academic track record;
  • interest in the interdisciplinary aspect of the project;
  • experience with numerical solvers (C++, Python, Mathematica);
  • proficiency in written and spoken English.

The project goal is to understand to what extent growth, cellular dynamics, biomechanical feedbacks and global mechanical constraints limit patterning precision in the growing tissue. The successful candidate is expected to actively take part in the project by proposing and analyzing models in the framework of theoretical and computational biophysics. The proposed models will be informed with high resolution experimental data provided by external collaborators.

The exact requirements, dates and details on application procedure are available at the webpage of Doctoral School of Exact and Natural Sciences https://science.phd.uj.edu.pl/en_GB/rekrutacja/konkursy_otwarte/.

I encourage interested 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.