Postdoctoral Researcher 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 productive, creative, and motivated Postdoctoral Researcher 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 Postdoctoral Researcher: you will be responsible for developing methods to detect non-lysine ubiquitination and study its physiological role. The project will use molecular biology approaches, cell culture, mass spectrometry, and imaging techniques. You will be responsible for planning and conducting experiments, data analysis, and project development. You will also assist in coordinating daily activities and supervising students. Preference will be given to an individual who can work independently, write manuscripts and scientific reports, and have expertise most relevant to the project and our laboratory.

Requirements for the candidate:

  • Hold a doctoral degree/Ph.D. in Biology, Biotechnology, Genetics, Biochemistry, Biophysics
    or equivalent research-related field
  • Fulfils the formal criteria of the competition in a particular paragraph 2 point. 2.1.1
  • Strong publication record
  • Experience with cell cultures or model organisms will be an advantage
  • Experience in molecular biology and biochemical techniques
  • Experience in computational data analysis will be an advantage
  • Expertise and competence in designing and carrying out scientific experiments and in interpreting their results
  • High motivation, analytical skills, and independent thinking. A proactive approach to achieving objectives, collaborative and adaptive attitude
  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

We offer:

  • Full employment contract for 60 months
  • Gross monthly remuneration is about 7600 PLN* (about 6000 PLN net/month) (the final monthly gross salary will be calculated individually during the employment process, taking into account the length of service. Possible additional remuneration will depend on the candidates' experience - approx. PLN 2 000 gross). 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.
  • No teaching obligations
  • Benefits include a reduced rate for an individual medical care package and membership in the MultiSport program. 
  • Full technical, administrative, and organizational support from professional English-speaking personnel 
  • Participation in courses and scientific training

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 POSTDOC_Pokrzywa" 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 cv : “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 who fulfils all requirements
    is found.