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 postdoc positions (deadline 8th Feb 2023, starting spring 2023)

We are looking for two postdocs to carry our research within scope of NCN project on understanding the biophysical limiting factors of patterning precision in developing tissues, under SONATA BIS funding scheme.

The requirements include:

  • PhD in biophysics, physics, mathematics, computer science or similar, ;
  • excellent academic track record;
  • interest in the interdisciplinary aspect of the project;
  • experience in ODEs, PDEs, stochastic calculus; (1st postdoc position)
  • experience with numerical solvers (C++, Python, Mathematica); (2nd postdoc position)
  • 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 candidates are 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.

Application should consist of scientific CV, list of publications, cover letter and two recommendation letters. The documents should be submitted to marcin.zagorski@uj.edu.pl.

The job offers with all formal requirements can be found at Jagiellonian University webpage, under postdoc application theory (1st postdoc position) and postdoc application computational (2nd postdoc position).

Two PhD openings (deadline will be announced early 2023)

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.

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.