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Postdoctoral researcher in the research team focused on radiobiological topics

ABG-119699 Job Confirmed
2024-02-14 Fixed-term 30 Month > €35,000 and < €45,000 annual gross
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Nuclear Physics Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences
Řež, Central Bohemia - Czech republic
Physics
  • Biology
radiobiology, molecular biology, cellular biology, nuclear physics, proton boron capture therapy, biodosimetry
2024-04-15
Research and Development

Employer

The Department of Radiation Dosimetry at the Nuclear Physics Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences, located in Řež in Central Bohemia is now looking for a postdoctoral fellow for up to 2.5 years.  The postdoctoral researcher who will join our research team focused on radiobiological topics.

The Department of Radiation Dosimetry can offer key equipment for radiobiological work including e.g., CO2 incubators, an upright fluorescent microscope Zeiss AXIO Imager, multiplate reader, electrophoresis system, and even 60Co sources for irradiation. We have access to various irradiators such as particle accelerators producing photons or protons, confocal and electron microscopes or qPCR as part of cooperation or services.

The fellows will benefit from excellent training programmes in research and transferable skills and from other career development opportunities, as well as, interdisciplinary research options, intersectoral exposure through the secondments, and international opportunities to create partnership and networks.

The fellows will be supported in their research projects and in the achievement of their career development goals planned together with their supervisor. The programme is designed to welcome fellows in a family-friendly environment, offering support and guidance in this crucial career phase.

For further information on the participating research groups, secondment organisations, evaluation and selection process, and detailed benefits, please visit our website www.meritcb.eu and read carefully the Guide for Applicants.

  • Online info session: March 12th at 14:00 hrs CET
  • How to submit a competitive proposal: March 19th at 14:00 CET

You will find more information about both sessions and registration in the MERIT website

Position and assignments

Work assignments

The applicant should formulate a proposal for his/her project. The proposal should contain some of the following topics that are solved in our laboratory:

  1. Testing of proton boron capture therapy on various cancer cell lines or at different conditions
  2. Biodosimetry - evaluation of chromosomal aberrations in cultured lymphocytes and improvement of the generally used methodology of detection of aberrations by immunocytochemical or in situ hybridization methods. Cross-comparison of regularly used methods and implementation of new ones.
  3. Effects of microgravity and increased cosmic radiation levels on biological targets (e.g., chick embryonic development, level of cells damage). The experiments will be done in a laboratory under conditions that mimic those in space.

The proposal may contain several topics from the above.

Geographic mobility:

National

Profile

The applicant should have a Ph.D. in radiobiology, molecular or cellular biology or nuclear physics. Knowledge or experience of cellular biology, immunocytochemistry, in situ hybridization techniques, fluorescent, confocal or electron microscopy and statistical methods of evaluating radiobiological experiments will be a bonus for the applicant. We are looking for a highly motivated applicant who is capable of independent scientific activity, is proficient in solving methodological problems and will be able to work as a part of the team. The applicant should have a publication track record in peer-reviewed journals. Good level of English is expected from the applicant, both in spoken and written form.

Selection process

Admitted applications will be evaluated following a two-phase evaluation and selection process (written and oral interview).

Additional comments

Secondments will be an imperative experience (temporary placement in academic or non-academic sector). At least one secondment is compulsory for each fellowship. It should be relevant, feasible, and beneficial for the researcher and in line with the project objectives. The duration of the secondment is from 2 to a maximum of 9 months (Full Time Equivalent, FTE). It can be carried out in one or more institutions in a single period or divided into shorter periods. Short visits and stays of less than 2 months are not counted as secondments. For more information about the secondments visit https://meritcb.eu/secondments/

Goals

The applicant's proposal is expected to be innovative in terms of methodology and ideas, and to extend the current scientific capabilities of the group. Good communication and teamwork skills are required. The applicant should be active in networking to create new collaborations with domestic and foreign laboratories. The expected outputs of the project are high-level scientific publications in peer-reviewed journals.

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