PhD STUDENT in Epigenetics of Infectious Diseases Research Group

Lokalizacja: Wrocław
Termin składania aplikacji: 15.09.2023

Łukasiewicz Research Network – PORT Polish Center for Technology Development is a Research Institute within the Łukasiewicz Research Network. It focuses on development of new technologies, resulting from basic and applied research, which, in turn, serves as a basis for innovative solutions for the industry. With high-class specialists and state-of-the-art infrastructure, we provide capacity for the most advanced research. Our Institute consists of three research centers – Life Sciences & Biotechnology Center, Materials Science & Engineering Center and Center for Population Diagnostics,  with access to specialized core laboratories – a combination, which allows to carry out both, scientific research and pilot studies for the industry in a comprehensive manner.

Due to our growing needs, we invite the candidates to apply for the position of


The candidate will join a young, dynamic and growing research group, participating in the project funded by the Polish National Science Center (NCN) SONANA BIS.

The Epigenetics of Infectious Diseases Research Group in Łukasiewicz–PORT ( invites applications for a fully funded 4-year PhD position starting from the 2nd of October 2023. We are recruiting applicants with broad research interests in (molecular) virology and molecular biology.

The successful applicant will work in a young laboratory and join a collaborative, vibrant, and growing community of researchers in an environment that values creativity and scientific communications in Łukasiewicz–PORT. The successful candidate will also have the chance to collaborate with international researchers and use cutting-edge technologies, and molecular biology approaches to study human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1). The candidate will work on the project, in which we aim to investigate the molecular basis of HIV-1 antisense transcripts associated with its latency. We will manipulate barcoded wildtype HIV-1 and conduct experiments using several “omics” technologies, including B-HIVE, RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq, MNase-seq, HIV-1-capture HiC followed by high-throughput sequencing, and computational analyses. The successful applicant will also participate in writing articles and grants, mentoring students, and possibly visiting collaborated laboratories abroad. Overall, the successful candidate will have an excellent opportunity to boost her/his scientific career in the HIV-1 field and broaden her/his scientific community.


  • Experience in cell culture;
  • Experience in molecular biology techniques (molecular cloning, PCR, RT-PCR, qPCR);
  • Enthusiastic about learning (new knowledge and techniques);
  • Task-oriented person and a team worker;
  • Good communication skills in English (written and spoken).


  • Experience in any “omics” approach;
  • Experience in generating high-throughput sequencing libraries.

We offer:

  • Work in a scientific and research organization focused on the implementation of innovative prestigious research and development projects;
  • Work on the territory of a green science campus;
  • Free parking space.

To apply:

  • CV including a list of publications.
  • Cover letter describing the research interests (1 page A4 max).
  • The contact information (name, position, email, institutional affiliation) of 2 to 3 references that might be contacted.

If you are interested, please apply via the below link:

Application deadline: 15th of September 2023

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