Open postdoctoral positions in the OPUS project

We are looking for 2 postdoctoral researchers for a groundbreaking research project on the border of organic, medicinal, and supramolecular chemistry.

The aim of the project is to develop small organic molecules capable of selectively transporting biologically relevant anions through lipid bilayers. Such molecules may exhibit interesting anti-cancer, antibacterial and antiviral properties, and may also find applications in the treatment of numerous diseases resulting from the dysfunction of natural transporters. Within the project, we would also like to construct stimuli-responsive transporters whose activity could be controlled by pH, light, or redox potential.

Successful candidates will design and synthesize novel anion receptors, study their anion binding properties and investigate their ability to transport anions through the lipid bilayers of model liposomes.

We offer:

  • a full-time employment contract for 12 months with a possible extension. Expected starting date: August 2022 (subject to negotiations)
  • state-of-the-art facilities in the new building of the Biological and Chemical Research Centre (more information and photographs at
  • a 6-7 person project team consisting of the PI (Dr. Michał Chmielewski), 2 post-docs, 2 doctoral students, and 1-2 graduate students
  • attractive salary (PLN 10 000 gross-gross/month)

Deadline for applications: 16 July 2022. More details in the following Announcement.