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Laboratory of Iron Homeostasis at the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw

offers 2 research positions for PhD students

p style="text-align: justify;">Iron homeostasis Laboratory that is launching in January 2017 is seeking for highly motivated and talented individuals who will be recruited for two PhD student positions. Successful candidates will investigate molecular pathways that control systemic iron balance using cutting-edge functional genomics approaches. The laboratory is located in the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw (www.iimcb.gov.pl) – one of the top ranked Polish research institutes.

We offer the opportunity to work in international environment created by young and open-minded scientists, with multiple domestic and international collaborations. Research interests in our laboratory will focus on identification of novel signaling mechanisms involved in regulation of systemic iron levels in mammals. To reach our aims we will employ cell-based large-scale unbiased genetic screens using CRISPR/Cas9 technology. We are interested in candidates experienced in basic molecular biology methods, cell culture work, flow cytometry, with an interest in bioinformatics (eg, R programming, gene network analysis) as well as fluent English.

Please send your application by e-mail as soon as possible to the following address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The application should include cover letter, CV with candidate’s research achievements, marks for candidate’s master degree (thesis and defense), as well as contact information to at least one referee. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only selected candidates will be invited for an interview.

Please include in your application the following statement: “In accordance with the personal data protection act from the 29th of August 1997, I hereby agree to process and to store my personal data by the Institution for recruitment purposes”.

Further reading:

  • Mleczko-Sanecka K et al. Unbiased RNAi screen for hepcidin regulators links hepcidin suppression to proliferative Ras/RAF and nutrient-dependent mTOR signaling. Blood. 2014 123(10):1574-85
  • Hentze MW, Muckenthaler MU, Galy B, Camaschella C. Two to tango: regulation of Mammalian iron metabolism. Cell. Jul 9 2010;142(1):24-38.
  • Rausa M et al. Bmp6 expression in murine liver non parenchymal cells: a mechanism to control their high iron exporter activity and protect hepatocytes from iron overload? PloS one. 2015;10(4):e0122696.
  • Kautz L et al. Identification of erythroferrone as an erythroid regulator of iron metabolism. Nat genet. 2014;46(7):678-684.

If you have any questions, please contact dr. Katarzyna Mleczko-Sanecka at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..