PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR Oncology in Life Science & Biotechnology Center

Location: Wrocław, Poland
Application deadline: 31.08.2023

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.

We invite outstanding candidates to apply for a

Junior/Senior Principal Investigator

position (Junior-level appointments are expected for postdoctoral researchers wishing to establish their first independent research group) in our Life Science & Biotechnology Center ( The PI position is offered to scientists conducting internationally competitive and innovative research, who wish to establish a research group. The competition is open to scientists in all fields of modern biomolecular and biomedical sciences, who can demonstrate scientific excellence, leadership skills, and propose a bold research program relevant to oncology (including, but not limited to, fundamental mechanisms of disease, biomarker research, drug discovery and systems biology). The ideal candidate will present an ambitious high-level research programme with potential for applications in molecular medicine and/or biotechnology.

Applications will be evaluated in an open competition, by a panel involving external experts. 

Mandatory Requirements:

  • Ph.D. and post-doctoral training in the broad area of biomolecular sciences, including, but not limited to areas such as molecular biology, cell biology, oncology/oncobiology or systems biology;
  • Several years of international research experience, evidenced by high-level scientific achievements in leading research centers;
  • Experience in project management and supervision of junior researchers, demonstrated leadership and collaborative skills;
  • Interdisciplinary training, international experience;
  • Experience in raising extramural funds (e.g., grant applications, funds from the industry);
  • Excellent command of the English language and excellent communication skills;


  • Experience in applied research and/or collaboration with the industry.

We offer:

  • Full-time contract and a competitive salary at the level of remuneration for research group leaders in leading international centers;
  • Commensurate with experience 36 days of paid holidays annually.
  • One-time relocation bonus, help in the relocation, residence permits, etc;
  • Start-up package – for setting up a research group;
  • Annual research budget, guaranteed for a minimum first 3 years of research;
  • Laboratory and office space for the PI and the team members;
  • Administrative and organizational support;
  • Access to the state-of-the-art equipment in the Core Facility;
  • A friendly, inspiring, interdisciplinary and international environment;
  • Co-financing for private medical care;
  • Co-financing for a sports card;
  • Possibility to join group life insurance;
  • Co-financing under the Social Benefits Fund (for holidays and Christmas);
  • Work on the territory of a green science campus;
  • Free parking space;

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

Please attach your resume and a list of publications.

Application deadline: 31.08.2023

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