Open competition for the position of Group Leader

Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw invites applicants to participate in an open competition for the position of GROUP LEADER

 We are seeking highly motivated scientists who have completed at least five years of post-doctoral training, have demonstrated outstanding scientific achievements and are ready to start their independent careers.

We offer employment in the leading Polish research institution in life sciences located on the largest Polish biomedical research campus in one of the most vibrant cities of Europe. The Nencki Institute is active in basic and translational research in the fields of molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, neurophysiology and bioinformatics. The candidate’s scientific interests should fall within the research fields of the Nencki Institute.

The initial contract in this position will be for 5 years with the possibility of obtaining tenure at the Nencki Institute upon the successful review. A group leader will have full freedom to develop his/her own scientific projects and responsibility for forming and leading an independent research group. Appointment will include core funding and up to three group members as well as access to state-of-the-art research facilities.

Successful candidates are expected to:

  • hold a doctorate or medical degree in a relevant discipline
  • demonstrate outstanding research achievements
  • present plans for an ambitious and competitive research program
  • possess the leadership skills required to direct an independent research group
  • exhibit openness to internal and external collaborations

Applications should include:

  • curriculum vitae
  • full list of peer-reviewed publications
  • up to three experimental publications (pdf) with a brief explanation of their significance and the candidate’s contribution
  • description of past accomplishments and future research plans (max. 5 pages)
  • contact information to at least 3 referees

Application deadline: September 5th, 2022

Applications should be sent to: group.leader@nencki.edu.pl

For additional information please contact Ms. Urszula Dziewulska: u.dziewulska@nencki.edu.pl

The selection process will be conducted by the Recruitment Committee established by the Director of the Nencki Institute. Short-listed candidates with the highest score will be selected for personal interviews. Interviews will take place at the Nencki Institute in the second half of October 2022. The results of the competition will be announced in the end of November 2022.

Rekrutacja doktorantów do Instytutu Nenckiego PAN


– możliwość uzyskania stopnia doktora w jednym z największych nieuniwersyteckich ośrodków w dyscyplinie nauk biologicznych w ramach multidyscyplinarnej szkoły doktorskiej Warsaw-4-PhD,
– możliwość zdobycia wiedzy oraz rozwoju naukowego pod kierunkiem najwybitniejszych naukowców,
– udział w interesujących projektach naukowych,
– prowadzenie badań w nowoczesnych laboratoriach,
– przyjazne środowisko w międzynarodowej społeczności doktorantów,
– stypendia dla wszystkich doktorantów,
– udział w konferencjach i stażach zagranicznych,
– prywatną opiekę medyczną

 Zapisz się on-line: https://warsaw4phd.eu/

 Rekrutacja trwa od 27 lipca 2022 r. do 10 sierpnia 2022 r.


Dear Euro-BioImaging Colleagues and Friends, 
Here are some career advancement opportunities and some fantastic training courses from the Euro-BioImaging community that we are pleased to share with you. 

Career advancement opportunities:

PhD opportunity, Multi Modal Molecular Imaging Italian Node, Pisa, Italy

Want to work for a Euro-BioImaging Node in Italy? Now’s your chance! The University of Pisa – part of our Multi Modal Molecular Imaging Italian Node – is opening two PhD positions on Multimodality Molecular Imaging. Great opportunity to work in an international core facility in great locations in Italy.

The positions correspond to two different research activities.

The first one is focused on preclinical multimodality molecular imaging. The PhD student’s project will develop in a highly interdisciplinary working environment within the Euro-BioImaging research infrastructure that has three laboratories in Pisa, at the Department of Physics, at the Institute of Clinical Physiology (IFC) of the National Research Council (CNR) and at the Guido Monasterio Foundation. In particular, the student will perform experiments with PET/CT, SPECT/CT and optical imaging systems, analyze data and develop image reconstruction algorithms using methods based on artificial intelligence.

The second research activity will be carried out at the Euro-Bioimaging Node for Phase contrast imaging at the SYRMEP beamline of ELETTRA Sincrotrone Trieste, part of our Phase Contrast Imaging Node. The PhD student’s project will mainly deal with 2D and 3D phase sensitive imaging techniques, with different resolution scales, exploiting the high brilliance and intensity of the synchrotron source. The techniques developed at SYRMEP are particularly suitable to be combined with other imaging techniques, such as MRI, SPECT and PET in preclinical research, or with histology and TEM, for high-resolution tissue studies, thus allowing the PhD student to also work in a multimodal environment.

Further information can be found by contacting the research coordinator Nicola Belcari at nicola.belcari@unipi.it or Giuliana Tromba, giuliana.tromba@elettra.eu

Apply by August 8:

Team Leader, Electron Microscopy Data Bank (EMDP-EMPIAR), EMBL-EBI, Hinxton, UK

EMBL-EBI is recruiting a new Team Leader (EMBL Faculty position) to take charge of the Electron Microscopy Data Bank (EMDB; emdb-empiar.org), one of the three core archives of the Worldwide Protein Data Bank organisation (wwPDB; wwpdb.org). The successful candidate will be an ambitious, mid-career scientist who has the skills, drive and vision to manage the expansion of the resource, with the help of the extant EMDB team (7 staff members at present), in collaboration with our wwPDB colleagues, and in consultation with the cryo-EM community.

Apply by August 18:


European Biomedical Image Analyst, Nikon BioImaging Laboratory (NBIL), Leiden, NL

The Nikon Europe BV Healthcare Division (NEBV-HC) is recruiting a European Biomedical Image Analyst to develop imaging solutions for private companies and academic institutes. The successful candidate will be responsible to deliver best-in class imaging pipelines to Nikon Healthcare Division and its customers. The primary responsibility will be to identify what is required for effective image analysis, to develop analysis workflows and to provide feedback to the customers and Nikon’s staff in order to create an optimal readout of the experiments. The successful candidate will supply imaging and analysis services in a biomedical setting as well as oversee the ongoing day-to-day operations. The position will be based at the Nikon BioImaging Laboratory (NBIL) in the Leiden Bio Science Park, NL.

More information:


ARISE Career Accelerator Fellowship programme for Research Infrastructure Scientists, EMBL

Through the career accelerator ARISE, EMBL and the Marie Sklodowska Curie Program are looking for experienced researchers, engineers and other method and technology developers to work on:

  • Development of novel technologies, methods and techniques that can be offered as a scientific service to other researchers (e.g. in data sciences, computational engineering, imaging, optical engineering, mechanical engineering and molecular biotechnologies)
  • Advancement of services that are used by researchers working in diverse fields of life sciences (e.g. genome biology, biophysics, planetary biology etc.)
  • And more!

ARISE fellows are trained in many disciplines to prepare them for jobs in research infrastructures. This is excellent to increase career progression chances to run teams, support science progress, and use the expertise to the full potential.

Submit your letter of interest by September 30: 

Training courses:

Defragmentation Training School – Friday afternoons, starting September 23

Are you interested in workflow-based image analysis and new integrated methods for cloud computing applied to life sciences? Here’s an interesting course, organized as a joint initiative between NEUBIAS Academy and EOSC-Life – featuring talks from Euro-BioImaging’s Data Coordinator, Aastha Mathur, as well colleagues from Euro-BioImaging Nodes (i.e. Julia Fernandez-Rodriguez, Christian Tischer, Anna Klemm…) Organized in collaboration with PPBI – Paula Sampaio & Gaby Martins as well as Danish BioImaging’s Clara Prats. Looks like a great course!

Register by August 14:

Best regards,
Małgorzata Śliwińska