Post-doctoral and PhD positions

We are always keen to hear from researchers willing to join us in the near future, either as post-docs, PhD students, or fellows (funded with external fellowships). Please contact Bartek Waclaw if you are interested.

Previous positions

Post-doctoral positions

Deadline: 15 September 2020.

Job start date: 1 October 2020 or later.

The Centre is recruiting five post-doctoral researchers. We seek excellent candidates with diverse background and skills to undertake research in the area of physics and chemistry of infections.

Possible projects may include:

  1. Development of a co-culture system for bacteria and epithelial cells
  2. New methods for accurate, real-time, in situ measurement of bacterial growth
  3. The structure and growth dynamics of intra-cellular colonies (in vivo biofilms)
  4. Population dynamics of bacteria in complex fluids (such as mucus) and topologies (such as lung bronchioles)
  5. Population dynamics of intracellular bacteria during antibiotic treatment
  6. Bacterial growth on micro-patterned and dynamic surfaces

However, the Centre will offer a certain degree of autonomy to experienced candidates to pursue their own projects as long as they broadly align with the Centre’s research focus.

Candidates with limited experimental training but very strong skills in modelling/data analysis who are interested in combining modelling and experiments are also encouraged to apply.

Research projects will be carried out together with the Evolutionary Theory Department at the MPI Plön.

Salary range: 1600 – 4600 EUR/month (gross salary) depending on experience and role in the group.

A detailed job specification and how to apply can be found here.

FAQ for prospective candidates moving to Warsaw

PhD opportunities

The Centre is recruiting PhD students. All students will be affiliated with the Warsaw PhD School in Natural and BioMedical Sciences. Each position is fully funded by a tax-free scholarship, approx. 1300 EUR/month (5800PLN/month), increased to up to 1600 EUR/month (7200PLN/month) following successful mid-term evaluation.

If you are intersted, follow this link to Warsaw4PhD doctoral training school. Go to and scroll down to the Institute for Physical Chemistry PAS projects. The projects offered by the Dioscuri Centre at the moment are

3.15. Models of bacterial response to antibiotics (co-supervised with Dr hab. Anna Ochab-Marcinek)
3.16. Physical chemistry of bacteria-surface interactions (co-supervised with Prof. dr hab. Robert Hołyst)

Applications must be submitted to the PhD school between 5 August 2020 and 18 August 2020. To apply, follow this link. The link will become live once recruitment has started. Please state in the motivation letter which project you would like to apply for.

Candidates are also required to submit the application (the same set of documents as for Warsaw4PhD) via email to, quoting “Rekrutacja nr 26/2020” in the subject line.

For informal equiries, contact Bartek Waclaw.

FAQ for prospective candidates moving to Warsaw

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