Research Specialist position in the Laboratory of Protein Metabolism

Laboratory of Protein Metabolism at the International Institute for Molecular and Cell Biology (IIMCB), Warsaw, headed by Dr Wojciech Pokrzywa, seeks a motivated Research Specialist to join a project that aims to dissect the mechanisms underlying non-lysine ubiquitination. The position is funded by National Science Centre under the SONATA-BIS project no. 2021/42/E/NZ1/00190 entitled: “Adaptation of Proteins to Evade Premature Degradation by the Ubiquitin-Proteasome System”.

The ideal candidate should be able to pursue challenging tasks and achieve objectives and collaborate with other researchers. 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

The deadline for applications is 31.01.2023.

As a Research Specialist: you will be responsible for laboratory support, including culture and basic mammalian cell experiments, molecular biology experiments, and maintenance of C. elegans:

  • Maintain a mammalian cell culture;
  • Perform cell-based assays using spectrophotometric, fluorescent, and microscopic methods, transfection, screen for mycoplasma;
  • Performing routine cell banking and cell line maintenance to support cell-based bioassays;
  • Prepare reagents (including growth media);
  • Conducting molecular biology experiments;
  • Maintain C. elegans breeding;
  • Plan and document experiments;
  • Contribute to data analyses;
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned

Requirements for the candidate:

  • Holds BSc or MSc degree in biochemistry, biology, pharmacology, chemistry, or related discipline;
  • Has previous lab experience in a biological laboratory;
  • Experience preparing reagents and dilutions;
  • Ability to work effectively and productively in a team-oriented environment while maintaining a strong sense of accountability and integrity ;
  • Creative problem-solving skills and the ability to exercise sound and accurate judgment in making timely decisions;
  • Good planning, organizational, computer, written, and verbal communication skills;
  • Previous experience performing molecular biology, elegans, or cellular assays, including immunohistochemistry, Western blot, PCR, and cell culture is a plus;
  • Computer skills, including data management;
  • A demonstrated proficiency in keeping detailed notes, files and records organized;
  • A diligent work ethic.

We offer:

  • Full employment contract initially for 12 months with a possible extension to 60 months
  • Gross monthly salary about 5200 PLN (* Additional bonuses such as the 13th salary after working for the Institute for six months in a given calendar year, or a Christmas bonus may supplement this salary), the final monthly gross salary will be calculated individually during the employment process, taking into account the length of service
  • Benefits include a reduced rate for an individual private medical care package
    and membership in the MultiSport programme
  • Full technical, administrative and organizational support from professional English-speaking personnel
  • Participation in courses, scientific training, support from peers, and academic mentoring

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 " SONATA-BIS RS_Pokrzywa" and your first and last name.
  • Your application must be submitted in English and contain a CV, a motivation letter, and contacts to at least two potential referees, including one of your supervisors.
  • Please include the following statement in your Curriculum vitae: "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
  • The competition may be extended until a suitable candidate fulfils all requirements
    is found.