PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR in Center for Population Diagnostics (epidemiological research field)

Location: Wroclaw, Poland
Deadline: 13.11.2021

We invite applications for the position of

Principal Investigator in epidemiological research

at the recently opened Center for Population Diagnostics in Łukasiewicz Research Network – PORT Polish Center for Technology Development.

Reference number: PIE/CDP/2021

Location: Wroclaw, Poland

Łukasiewicz– PORT is an institute focused on development of new technologies by conducting research which has the potential to benefit industry. With high-class specialists and state-of-art infrastructure, we provide capacity for the most advanced research. Our activities comprise different aspects of biology (Life Sciences and Biotechnology Center) and materials engineering (Material Science and Engineering Center), 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. At the Center for Population Diagnostics, by bringing together high-throughput emergency diagnostics and cutting-edge research in three core areas of:

(1) Transmission and spread of diseases,

(2) Host-pathogen interface,

(3) New biomarkers and new therapies,

we want to advance knowledge enabling better control of infectious diseases transmission.

Your responsibilities:

Currently we are looking for an outstanding candidate to fill in the position of Principal Investigator in epidemiological research corelating to one of the three core areas at the Center for Population Diagnostics, with a vision to establish their own research group.

The PI will have opportunity to develop cooperation with research groups and laboratories of the Center for Population Diagnostics (BSL3, Microbiology and Medical Diagnostic Laboratory) and Life Sciences and Biotechnology Center (e.g. Bioimaging Laboratory, Cell Analysis Laboratory, Bioinformatics Group, Spectroscopic and Spectrometric Laboratory and Biobank).

Applications will be evaluated in an open competition, by a panel involving external experts. Candidates who propose best potentially highly impactful research programmes and who have clear long-term vision for their research will be invited for the interview.

What we expect:


  • PhD and post-doctoral training in the area of epidemiology or modelling of infectious or non-communicable diseases or related area.
  • Scientific achievements commensurate with the years of experience (demonstrated by publications/patents).
  • Experience in raising extramural funds (e.g. grant applications, funds from the industry).
  • Experience in project management and supervision of junior researchers, demonstrated leadership and collaborative skills.
  • International experience
  • Adaptability and flexibility at work, ability to solve problems and focus on the big picture and long-term gains.
  • Excellent command of the English language and excellent communication skills.


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

What we offer:

  • Full-time contract on the position of Area Leader and competitive negotiable 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.
  • Funding for the team – around 100 000 euro yearly for setting up a research group.
  • Annual research budget – negotiated individually but not less than at the level of 50 000 euro per year, 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 facilities.
  • A friendly, inspiring, interdisciplinary and international environment.

This job will also bring you to Wroclaw, Poland – repeatedly placed among the top 100 cities in the world for the Mercer Quality of Living Survey and in the top 100 of the smartest cities in the world in the IESE Cities in Motion Index, classified as a Gamma global city by Globalization and World Cities Research Network and a leader of “Global Cities of the Future 2021/2022” (Financial Times – fDi Magazine ) among all medium and small cities in the world

If interested, please apply via the below link:

Please include 1-page description of proposed research plans for the next 5 years in your CV.

Expire date 13.11.2021 r.

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