International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IIMCB), Warsaw, Poland

invites applications for the position of


The IIMCB seeks a Director to provide scientific and operational leadership for one of Poland’s leading institutions in molecular and cell biology. The successful candidate will be appointed for 4 years, with a possibility of further extension. Candidates should hold a Ph.D, M.D./Ph.D, or equivalent degree in a relevant field of biology or medicine, have senior level scientific experience, an outstanding scientific record, and proven leadership in a major research unit. Salary and research support will be commensurate with the experience of the candidate. The position will be available from February 1, 2018. 

The IIMCB is an independent, state of the art research facility located in a center of a large academic campus. IIMCB’s working language is English. The primary objective of the new director is to lead further development of the institute so that the IIMCB will continue to meet the highest scientific standards in forthcoming years. The successful candidate will be supported by an outstanding administrative staff, three deputy directors, and significant laboratory space and research funding. Preference will be given to applicants with research interests focused on problems in modern molecular biomedicine.

For more information see: www.iimcb.gov.pl. For informal inquiries contact Professor Walter J. Chazin, Chair of the IIMCB International Advisory Board (walter.j.chazin@vanderbilt.edu) and/or Dr. Urszula Wyrzykowska, Deputy Director for Development of IIMCB (ulawyrzykowska@iimcb.gov.pl).

Applications should include a cover letter, CV, and statement of research interests, along with a concise description of the candidate’s vision for the future development and management of the IIMCB. Documents should be sent electronically to: director-competition@iimcb.gov.pl.

A short list of top candidates will be invited for a presentation at IIMCB during the annual meeting of the International Advisory Board on June 3, 2017. The deadline for applications is May 1, 2017.



Position in the project:  Master student

Scientific discipline: cell biology, cancer biology

Job type (employment contract/stipend):  stipend

Number of job offers:   1

Remuneration/stipend amount/month: 1500-2500 PLN (depending on experience and time commitment)

Position starts on:  1 June 2017 (or later to be discussed)

Maximum  period of contract/stipend agreement:  12 – 18 months

Institution:  Laboratory of Cell Biology, International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IIMCB) in Warsaw

Project leader:  Prof. Marta Miączyńska

Project title:  Cellular consequences of endosomal dysfunction for proteostasis, metabolism and cancer biology (TEAM grant funded by Foundation for Polish Science)

Project description: The project combines molecular cell biology and cancer biology. It aims to elucidate the consequences of endosomal dysfunction in mammalian cells and their contribution to tumorigenesis.

Key responsibilities include: Experimental studies using biochemical, microscopy and transcriptomic techniques, performed independently and in collaboration with other team members. Investigation of metabolic processes, membrane transport and signal transduction in mammalian cells.

Profile of candidates/requirements:
1.    Solid knowledge and familiarity with laboratory techniques in at least one of the following disciplines: cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, cancer biology, genomics/transcriptomics
2.    Very good command of English (oral and written)
3.    Motivation and passion for experimental work

Required documents:
1.    Motivation letter (in English)
2.    CV (in English)
3.    Subjects studied and grades obtained (in English or in Polish)
4.    Contact details of the scientific supervisor and if available other personal referees

Please submit the application documents to: team-recruitment@iimcb.gov.pl

Application deadline: 12 May 2017

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