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Junior Research Specialist (civil – law contract) in the Laboratory of Single-Molecule Biophysics

The newly created Laboratory of Single-Molecule Biophysics at the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IIMCB), Warsaw headed by Ewelina Małecka, PhD is inviting applications for a Junior Research Specialist. 

We especially welcome applications from fifth-year MSc students or candidates who have already completed their studies and would like to continue their scientific path and start education at the Doctoral School in the future.

As a Junior Research Specialist, you will be responsible for preparing RNA, testing RNA-protein interactions in vitro, and analyzing data from single-molecule experiments. You will be participating in setting up a single-molecule lab!

Candidates 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 

Laboratory of Single-Molecule Biophysics:

Dr. Ewelina Małecka is an expert in single-molecule microscopy – a cutting-edge methodology that allows to study the assembly of single complexes or monitor structural rearrangements within single copies of RNAs or proteins. The laboratory of Single-Molecule Biophysics will be working on understanding molecular mechanisms behind RNA decay in bacteria.

International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw

The Laboratory of Single-Molecule Biophysics is located in the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw (www.iimcb.gov.pl) – one of the top ranked (A+) Polish research institutes that provides stimulating and interdisciplinary research environment and opportunities of the large biomedical campus. Research topics at IIMCB cover the wide area of structural biology, bioinformatics, computer modeling, molecular and cell biology, neurobiology, cancer biology, and developmental genomics (zebrafish model). The Institute is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, has excellent core facilities and supportive administration. IIMCB benefits from numerous generous funding schemes for basic research through grants from international and national sources (www.iimcb.gov.pl/en/research/grants).

Requirements for the candidate:
1. Holds a BSc or MSc degree in biology, biotechnology or related field.
2. Solid knowledge of the principles of molecular biology and/or biochemistry.
3. Hands-on experience in laboratory work. 
4. Previous experience in working with RNA, protein purification or microscopy techniques will be an advantage.
5. Keen interest in studying RNA/protein interactions. 
6. Proficiency in written and spoken English.
7. Willingness to learn and take on new challenges, ability to work independently and analytical thinking.
8. Good interpersonal skills and a team player.

We offer:
1. Civil-law contract for 4 months.
2. Competitive salary(net 3000-3500 pln/month).
3. Full technical, administrative and organizational support from professional English-speaking
4. Work in an international environment.
5. Opportunity for scientific development and a PhD at the Doctoral School.

Deadline for applications is 14.10.2022 Job starting date is  1.11.2022 or later.

Additional information

For information about this vacancy, you can contact: Ewelina Małecka, the lab leader, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ;

How to apply:
1. Apply now to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
2. In the subject include "JRS_civil-law contract" and your first and last name
3. Your application must be submitted in English and should contain a CV and a motivation latter.
4. Please include the following statement in your application: “I hereby agree to the processingof my personal data, included in the application documents by the International Instituteof 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 fulfils all requirements is found.