International PhD Programme in Structural Biology

The Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences (IChB PAN) in Poznan, in cooperation with several foreign partners (Max-Planck Institute (Germany), National Cancer Institute (USA), EMBL) has a highly vigorous and attractive International PhD Programme in "Structural biology of plants and microbes". The research projects focus on the application of protein engineering and protein crystallography to the study of structural aspects of plant and microbe biology and of host-microbe interactions. The programme is supported by the Foundation for Polish Science through structural funds of the European Union.

Our Ph.D. students are enrolled in a 4-5-year programme, expected to conclude with the presentation and public defence of a Ph.D. thesis, for obtaining a doctoral degree in chemistry or biochemistry from the Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences. The recruited candidates were expected to have a university MSc degree (or equivalent) in chemistry, biology, or a related field. The MPD fellows are formally enrolled in the Graduate School of IChB PAN and work according to its regulations. The entire programme is in English.

Currently, there are nine students in the programme.

At present, there is one opening for a Ph.D. candidate, to be filled by April 30, 2011

The successful candidate will work for 2.5 years (until the closure of the MPD Programme) on a resarch project connected with crystallographic studies of hydrolytic enzymes of microbial and plant origin.
Interested candidates should submit their applications, by registered mail or personally, for delivery before or on the application deadline, April 15, 2011, to: International PhD Programme, c/o Dr. Anna Urbanowicz, Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Noskowskiego 12/14, 61-704 Poznan, Poland. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. The application should contain the following documents/information:

The candidates may include additional information or copies of documents/certificates in support of the application, such as: a list of publications, conferences and courses attended, additional skills, certificates of language proficiency, etc.

The applications will be reviewed by Admissions Commission, which will make their selection according to the grades, motivation, reference, and additional merits. The selected candidates will be invited for an interview on April 27, 2011. The final selection will be announced on April 28, 2011. The successful candidate will be expected to start the programme on May 2, 2011. Queries may be addressed to Dr. Anna Urbanowicz. The Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from disabled persons.

Important dates

08.03.2011 - call for applications to fill an extra opening
15.04.2011 - deadline for applications
27.04.2011 - interviews in Poznan
28.04.2011 - recruitment result announced
01.05.2011 - successful Ph.D. student starts the programme

Last modification: March 1, 2011 (MJ)