MSc Student position


MSc Student position in Laboratory of Protein Metabolism in Development and Aging.

The Laboratory of Protein Metabolism in Development and Aging at the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IIMCB), Warsaw, headed by Prof. Wojciech Pokrzywa is seeking a Master’s Student to join the project entitled “The regulation of methionine metabolism by the ubiquitin-proteasome system: CHIPed supervision of the methylation potential” (POIR.04.04.00-00-5EAB/18-00). This project is carried out within the FIRST TEAM programme of the Foundation for Polish Science co-financed by the European Union under the European Regional Development Fund.

We seek a highly motivated candidate to join our team, investigating the fundamental role of protein homeostasis mediated by the ubiquitin system. The project aims to determine the functional role of ubiquitin signaling proteins initially characterized in our laboratory using molecular biology techniques and animal model C. elegans.

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 (

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

As a Master’s student you will perform genetic crosses of worms mutated in candidate genes and follow their phenotypes by immunological and microscopic analysis. You will also perform pull-down and in vitro assays with recombinant proteins.

Requirements for the candidate:

  • Holds BSc degree (or equivalent) in biology or biochemistry, or related area (defended before the start of the work on the project)

  • Has a proactive approach to achieving tasks and objectives, good interpersonal skills, a collaborative attitude

  • Has experience in standard molecular biology techniques, including PCR, molecular cloning, quantitative real-time PCR, and Western blotting

  • Has good understanding of genetics

  • Previous experience with C. elegans is a plus

  • Has very good written and oral communication in English

  • Enjoys working in a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment

We offer:

  • Fellowship 2000 PLN net/month for 18 months

  • Access to modern equipment and support from other experienced researchers

  • Opportunities for extensive interdisciplinary collaborations within the team and in the institute (e.g. with software developers, molecular modelers and experimentalists), as well as international collaborations with academia and industry

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

Deadline for applications is August  5th, 2020 but can be extended if no suitable candidate is found. Job starting date is September 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 "MSc_Team" and your first and last name.

  • Your application must be submitted in English and should contain the following documents: CV with list of laboratory competences and experience related to laboratory work, 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?

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 fulfils all requirements is found.

We would like to inform that the competition for MSc Student position has been resolved, the selected candidate is Konrad Kowalski.

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