MSc student position

Laboratory of Neurodegeneration



The Laboratory of Neurodegeneration at the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IIMCB), Warsaw, headed by Prof. Jacek Kuźnicki, is seeking a Master’s student.

You will join the project entitled “Role of CacyBP/SIP in the dysregulation of beta-catenin ubiquitination in YAC128 mouse model of Huntington's disease”, which is carried out as the SONATA (2014/15/D/NZ3/05181) grant of the Polish National Science Centre, under the supervision of Magdalena Czeredys, PhD. The aim of the project is to identify pathways involved in the beta-catenin level disturbances in the mouse Huntington's disease model.

The laboratory is located in the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw ( – 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 (

As a Master’s student you will be involved in: setting up neuronal cultures, molecular biology techniques, western-blot, RT-PCR, cell transfection, microscopic techniques and data analysis and reporting.

• Holds a BSc or equivalent education in biology, biotechnology, chemistry or similar sciences.
• The candidate must be formally enlisted in MSc studies in Poland during the period of fellowship.
• Has knowledge of cell biology and molecular biology.
• Has experience in biology-chemistry laboratory work, cell culture, molecular biology techniques, microscopic techniques, data analysis.
• Has good presentation and reporting skills.
• Has good command of English (written and spoken).

We offer:
• Fellowship 1500-2200 PLN (depending on experience and commitment) until 31st August 2019.
• Fellowship matching your experience and commitment.
• Participation in lab meetings and institutional seminars, institutional retreats, scientific training, support from peers, and academic mentoring.
• Opportunity to learn a number of biochemical, molecular and cell biology techniques.
• Exposure to cutting-edge techniques available at the IIMCB.
• Work in international environment.

Deadline for applications is January 10th, 2019. Job starting date is February 1st, 2019.

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 "MSc_SONATA" and your first and last name.
• Your application must be submitted in English and should contain the following documents: CV, cover letter with a brief answer to the following questions: Why do you want to work with us? What are your key strengths? What is your greatest achievement? What is your scientific dream and how do you want to fulfill it? (max. 1 page, please skip yours and our laboratory contact details), contact details to your BSc supervisor and other potential referees, transcript of records from BSc studies.

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

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