Postdoctoral Researcher

Laboratory of Zebrafish Developmental Genomics


Postdoctoral Researcher position in Laboratory of Zebrafish Developmental Genomics.

The Laboratory of Zebrafish Developmental Genomics ( at the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IIMCB), Warsaw, headed by Cecilia L. Winata, is looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow to work on a project entitled “Reconstructing cardiovascular cell lineage evolution, one cell at a time”, which is carried out as the OPUS 2019/35/B/NZ2/02548 grant of the Polish National Science Centre.

The successful candidate will be responsible for driving the ambitious effort to integrate single cell transcriptomic and epigenomic data to reconstruct the evolution of cardiac cell lineage diversity. You will perform the analysis of developmental time-course scRNA-seq as well as single-cell lineage barcoded data (Raj et al., Nat. Biotech. 36:442-450, 2018) to model the gene expression trajectory during cell lineage specification (Farrell et al., Science 360:6392, 2018). You will also determine the epigenomic contribution to the evolution of cardiac cell lineage diversity based on scATAC-seq data.

The project provides unique opportunity to develop cross-disciplinary research by applying a combination of bioinformatics and cutting-edge single cell transcriptomics under collaboration with team members and external collaborators. 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 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


  • Holds a doctoral degree in computational biology, mathematics, bioinformatics, or equivalent with a strong focus on bioinformatics.

  • Fulfils the formal criteria of the competition in particular section 2.1.1 

  • Extensive experience in bioinformatics analyses of NGS data and proficiency in R, Python, or other programming languages (please provide link to your Github profile or other relevant online resources). Solid understanding of statistical principles is essential. Experience in single cell transcriptome analysis is highly desired. 

  • Has solid understanding of the principles of molecular biology and a keen interest in the topics of developmental biology, epigenetics, regulatory genomics, or related.

  • Has excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

  • Enjoys working in a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment. 

  • Has published at least one publication as the first author in an international peer-reviewed journal.

We offer:

  • Full employment contract, funding is guaranteed for 4 years

  • Total gross remuneration is about 7600PLN/month

  • Position with 100% focus on research (no teaching obligations)

  • Benefits including reduced-rate for an individual medical care package and membership in MultiSport programme 

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

  • Participation in courses, scientific training, support from peers, and academic mentoring

Deadline for applications is July 20th 2020. Job starting date is October 1st 2020.

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 "Postdoc ZDG" 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 contact details at least two potential referees, including one of your supervisors

  • 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 KsięciaTrojdena 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. We would like to inform that only selected candidates will be notified.



We would like to inform that the competition for Postdoctoral Researcher position has been resolved, the selected candidate is Shamba Sankar Mondal.

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