Ochab-Marcinek Lab

Biophysical Chemistry Group

Anna Ochab-Marcinek, Ph.D.

Department of Soft Condensed Matter

Institute of Physical Chemistry
Polish Academy of Sciences

Ph. D. student position available! 

Deadline: 15.6.2018

Enquiries: Send your CV to ochab@ichf.edu.pl

Applications: Send the documents listed in the official announcement (EN, PL) to ochab@ichf.edu.pl

We are seeking a Ph. D. student:

  • With a knowledge of programming, or ready to learn some programming language for simulations.
  • M.Sc. in physics will be an asset.

The research studies in which the candidate is to participate:
Participation in the research project Evolution of gene regulation as a stochastic process: Savageau's demand theory, cost of regulation and noise (Sonata Bis project no. 2016/22/E/ST2/00558, financed by the National Science Centre, principal investigator: dr Anna Ochab-Marcinek).
See the project description.

The task of the successful candidate will be theoretical modeling of evolution of gene regulation (analytical and numerical calculations, simulations).

‚óŹ  Research stays are planned at IST Austria and University of Edinburgh

We offer the scholarship ~3000 PLN net/month*4 years (sufficient for a decent standard of living in Warsaw)
+ a possible rise for a good academic record: additionally up to ~2000 PLN net/month.

We offer:
  • Scholarship / salary:

    • We offer a scholarship of net 3000 PLN per month during 44 months (approximately 700 EUR, or average net salary in Poland, corresponding to a decent standard of living in Poland), financed from the NCN Sonata Bis 6 project no. 2016/22/E/ST2/00558. The job in the project is connected with the IPC PAS International Doctoral Study lasting 48 months from 01.11.2018.

    • Additionally, during the 48 months of Ph. D. study from 01.11.2018, we offer ¼ assistant’s position financed from the IPC PAS budget (approximately net 440 PLN monthly).

    • Possibility of additional application for the IPC PAS scholarship (net 1570 PLN, 1690 PLN or 1800 PLN), in accordance to the rules described in the Decision of the Director of IPC PAS: http://ichf.edu.pl/msd/2017-09-29_stypendia_dot_stat_grant.pdf. More information about the IPC PAS scholarship can be found under the link (in Polish): http://ichf.edu.pl/msd/niezbednik.pdf

    • Possibility of employment on a technician position financed from the IPC PAS budget in the period from 01.08.2018 to 31.10.2018, i. e., before beginning the Ph. D. study.

  • Social benefits. Private health care program. Institute’s physician and dentist. Possibility of accommodation in a dormitory on preferential terms.

  • Career development benefits. Work in a young team. Planned research visits at University of Edinburgh and IST Austria. Funds for international conference travels. Possibility to take advantage of all programs for Ph. D. students at IPC PAS, including Young Scientists of IPC PAS competition and Mobility of Young Scientists of IPC PAS competition. Possibility of publication of research papers in recognized international journals. Possibility of preparing a Ph. D. dissertation. The description of the course of the International Doctoral Study at IPC PAS can be found under the link: http://ichf.edu.pl/msd/indexen.html .


  1. Master’s degree in physics, mathematics, theoretical chemistry, bioinformatics, computer science, or related disciplines, obtained no earlier than 3 years ago.

  2. Motivation for scientific work.

  3. Master’s degree in physics will be an asset.

  4. Knowledge of programming, or, in the case of the alumni of physics and mathematics departments with no or poor knowledge of programming – willingness to learn programming.

  5. Knowledge of fundamentals of physics or chemistry.

  6. Knowledge of the English language.

Our research interests:

See our publications...