Master Student


Master Student position in Laboratory of Iron Homeostasis


Laboratory of Iron Homeostasis at the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IIMCB), Warsaw, headed by Dr. Katarzyna Mleczko - Sanecka, is looking for Master Student.

We are looking for a motivated and talented person to join two of our larger projects, aimed at the understanding of how functions of specialized cells – splenic macrophages – are modulated by iron availability and endocrine factors.

As a Master Student: you will support other team members to comprehensively characterize a novel in vitro model of our cells of interest that we have recently established in the lab. You will learn how to isolate primary cells and analyze their phenotypes using mainly flow cytometry and confocal microscopy. In perspective, you will also have an opportunity to perform CRISPR-based loss of function experiments.

The ideal candidate should be motivated to learn new skills, and eager to work independently. 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

Requirements for the candidate:

  • Bachelor/equivalent degree in biology, biotechnology, medicine or related field

  • The candidate must be enrolled in MSc studies in Poland

  • Basic knowledge of molecular and cell biology

  • Interests in iron biology, motivation for experimental work, passion for science

  • Basic experience in laboratory work, including molecular biology techniques and cell culture

  • Good command of English

  • Readiness to learn new skills

  • Availability for every-day laboratory duties

  • Good communication skills

We offer:

  • Scientific training, support from peers, and academic mentoring

  • Position for 1 or 2 academic years

  • Net remuneration of 1000 PLN/month 

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

The deadline for applications is October 23rd, 2020. Position starting date is mid November 2020 (it will also depend on the current epidemiological situation).


How to apply:

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