Current Vacancies

Post-doctoral Researcher (Microbiology)

  • Job Category Postdoc research
  • Unit ITMO University’s Solution Chemistry of Advanced Materials and Technologies (SCAMT) Laboratory
  • Contacts Polina Khapaeva, cell: +7 (950) 0 139 739 (Telegram) |

ITMO's International Institute Solution Chemistry of Advanced Materials and Technologies (SCAMT) is seeking a post-doctoral researcher in the field of microbiology.

The Microbiology group (PI Dr. Elena Koshel) studies the effect of nanostructures and nanostructured materials on microorganisms, as well as their potential use for solving practical problems in biomedicine, biotechnology, food industry, and fundamental microbiology.

Main research areas

- genetic engineering of microorganisms
- bioactive components of the microbiota
- influence of microbiota on the development of human diseases


  • Devotion to science
  • Recent Ph.D. degree in the fields of biology
  • At least 3 Scopus / Web of Science publications since 2016
  • Research experience in microbiology
  • Experience in genetic engineering and biotechnology (preferably)
  • Experience in participating and leading interdisciplinary projects (preferably)
  • Predisposition to experimental work and management of a young team of students, willingness to participate in planning the research work of the group
  • Language skills: English – Upper-Intermediate in writing and speaking, Russian – basic knowledge (preferably)

Working environment and benefit

  • free access to high-tech equipment
  • work with recognized experts in the field
  • the ability to quickly achieve high-level scientific results
  • opportunity to head your own independent research group after 2-3 years
  • solving non-standard tasks, working in an interdisciplinary team;
  • young, friendly team;
  • work in the historical center of St. Petersburg