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PhD Student position

Laboratory of Iron Homeostasis

iimcb+hr

The Iron Homeostasis Laboratory at the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw, headed by Katarzyna Mleczko-Sanecka, is seeking for a motivated and talented individual for a position of a PhD student within the project: “Determining iron dependencies of tissue resident macrophages”.

Tissue-resident macrophages are currently considered as the most heterogeneous cells in our body, but their precise characterization at the molecular and functional levels is largely lacking. In particular, it is not well understood to which extend individual macrophage populations depend on iron supplies and which routes of iron acquisition critically contribute to the proper balance of this micronutrient. Successful candidate for a PhD student will combine cell-based assays with mouse-based experiments to determine if iron-deficient conditions, or depletion of transferrin receptor 1, the most constitutive factor responsible for iron uptake, affect functions of selected specialized macrophage subsets.

The PhD student will be selected in an open competition, according to the procedure complying with the rules of the European Charter for Researchers and the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers as a part of HR Excellence in Research strategy https://www.iimcb.gov.pl/en/institute/hr-excellence.

We are hosted by IIMCB (www.iimcb.gov.pl), the top-ranked (A+) Polish research institute in biology, that offers cutting-edge equipment and facilities together with an excellent, international and interdisciplinary research environment.

Requirements:
• Master's degree in biology, biotechnology, medicine or related field,
• good knowledge of molecular and cell biology,
• strong interests in iron biology, macrophage functions and organismal (patho)physiology,
• motivation for experimental work, passion for science,
• hands-on experience in laboratory work, including basic molecular biology techniques, cell culture work and flow cytometry,
• experience in mouse/rat-based studies or willingness to work with animals,
• readiness to learn new skills, take challenges and work independently; analytical thinking,
• proficiency in spoken and written English and good communication skills,
• research experience abroad and research achievements (e.g. manuscripts in preparation) will be a plus, but not required

We offer:
• PhD position for approximately 4 years (with a probation period), with fellowship/internship of at least 3000 PLN in the first year and 3500 PLN starting from the second year of PhD studies
• stimulating and enthusiastic work environment of our recently established lab
• benefits including reduced-rate for an individual medical care package and membership in MultiSport programme
• full technical, administrative and organizational support from professional English-speaking personnel
• participation in courses, scientific training, support from peers, and academic mentoring

Deadline for applications is 21.10.2018. Job starting date is flexible, but preferably can be prompt.

How to apply:
• apply now to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
• in the subject include "PhD_LIH" and your first and last name
• your application must be submitted in English and should contain a CV, a motivation letter, a description of your key achievements, and contacts to at least two potential referees, including one of your supervisors 
• please include the following statement in your application: “I hereby agree to the processing of my personal data, included in the application documents by the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw, 4 Księcia Trojdena Street, 02-109 Warsaw, for the purpose of carrying out the current recruitment process.” Your personal data will be processed for the purpose of the recruitment procedure by the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw. Full information is available under the link https://www.iimcb.gov.pl/pl/information-clause
• the competition may be extended until a suitable candidate who fulfills all requirements is found

Substantive inquiries can be addressed directly to Katarzyna Mleczko-Sanecka, Ph.D., Head of Laboratory This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

In administrative matters please contact Katarzyna Fiedorowicz, Head of HR Unit This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only selected candidates will be invited for an interview.