Genome Engineering Unit of the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology is inviting applications for a SPECIALIST/SENIOR SPECIALIST RESPONSIBLE FOR PLASMID PREPARATION.

Genome Engineering Unit is one of the Core Facilities of the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology. Core facilities play an integral role in the Institute’s infrastructure, providing access to state-of-the-art research equipment and services to support the daily work of researchers both from the Institute and from external entities. One of the key services provided by the Genome Engineering Unit is plasmid preparation. The selected candidate will become a part of the team and will be responsible for planning and performing plasmid cloning, and communication with users requesting cloning services.

As a Specialist/Senior Specialist, you will be responsible for:

·         Accepting plasmid request from the users

·         Planning the cloning strategy

·         Preparation of plasmid maps

·         Coordination of the plasmid preparation work-flow, including work in the wet lab (PCR reactions, cloning, plasmid isolation, sample preparation for sequencing)

·         Analysis of sequencing results

·         Keeping the plasmid databases

·         Cloning cost accounting

Requirements for the candidate:

·         Practical knowledge of plasmid preparation methods – required

·         Practical knowledge of the SLIC method will be an advantage

·         Experience in DNA chromatogram analysis

·         Snap Gene program knowledge will be an advantage

·         Holds a BSc or MSc degree in biology, biotechnology or a related field

·         English language skills allowing to communicate freely in an international environment

·         Very good written and oral communication,

·         Very good organization of work, ability to set priorities,

·         Ability to think analytically and strategically,

·         Ability to work under time pressure,

·         Independence, commitment, and initiative in action,

·         High personal culture

We offer:

·         Replacement employment contract, expected contract duration is 1.5 years

·         Remuneration of 6000-7600 PLN per month (before taxes, net salary app. 4400-5500 PLN per month)

·         Full technical, administrative, and organizational support from professional English-speaking

·         Possibility to establish an individual/fixed working schedule

·         Paid time off : 20/26 days (as per the Labor Code) and additional paid leave starting from the 2nd year of employment

·         13th salary

·         Work in a friendly environment in a leading research institution in Poland

·         Co-financing of the Multisport card

·         Attractive social package

·         Private medical insurance

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 "Specialist_GEU "

·         Deadline for applications is 9th December 2022

·         Your application should contain a CV and a motivation letter

·         In the motivation letter please answer to the following questions:

o    What is your experience related to preparation of plasmids?

o    How would you plan Gly70 -> Ala70 mutagenesis of the mIFP sequence of Addgene #56230 plasmid?

o     Please include the following statement in your CV: “I hereby agree to the processingof 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: 


· The competition may be extended until a suitable candidate who fulfils all requirements is found.