Postdoctoral Researcher

Laboratory of RNA Biology

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The Laboratory of RNA Biology at the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IIMCB), Warsaw, headed by Professor Andrzej Dziembowski, is looking for Postdoctoral Researcher. You will join the project entitled “Oncogenic mechanisms of DIS3 mutations”, which is carried out as the MAESTRO (UMO-2016/22/A/NZ4/00380) grant of the Polish National Science Centre.

One of the most frequently mutated genes in multiple myeloma is an exosome complex associated ribonuclease DIS3, but the role of these mutations in cancer progression remains unknown. Our unpublished results strongly suggest that mutations in DIS3 have a mutator effect specific to antibody-producing B cells, from which multiple myeloma originates. The aim of this project is to understand how mutations in DIS3 promote tumor formation.

As a Postdoctoral Researcher: you will take over an already initiated and very promising project and you will be responsible for the experimental work on animal models. The ideal candidate should be able to pursue challenging tasks, think independently, 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 ).

Requirements for the candidate:

  • PhD in biology, medical sciences or a related area at the moment of starting the job

  • Documented extensive experience in animal models and/or molecular biology

  • Fulfill the formal criteria for the competition:

  • Expertise and technical competence in designing and carrying out scientific experiments and in interpreting their results

  • A proactive approach to achieving objectives, good interpersonal skills, collaborative and adaptive attitude

  • Very good organizational skills

  • Very good command of English (written and oral communication)

  • Experience in RNA biochemistry will be a strong advantage

We offer:

  • Full-time contract (“umowa o pracę”)

  • Extension and increased funding available, depending on successful performance and grant/fellowship proposals

  • ~8450 PLN/month of gross remuneration cost, i.e., expected net salary at ~ 6900 PLN/month, with social security (the final monthly gross salary will be calculated individually during the employment process, taking into account the length of service). Additional bonuses such as the 13th salary after working for the Institute for six months in a given calendar year, or Christmas bonus may supplement this salary

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

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

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

  • Administrative and organizational support from professional English-speaking personnel

The deadline for applications is April 6th, 2021 (but can be prolonged if no suitable candidates are found). Job starting date is May 1st, 2021 (it will also depend on the current epidemiological situation).

How to apply:

  • Apply now (before the deadline of April 6th, 2021) to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • In the subject include your first and last name.

  • Your application must be submitted in English and should contain: 1) a CV, 2) a cover letter including a short description of your key achievements and explicit responses to the following questions: What are your scientific interests and how do they relate to requirements of the position offered? What are your key strengths? What do you know about our laboratory and why do you want to work with us?, 3) contacts to at least two potential referees, including your MSc (or PhD) supervisor. At this stage, please do not attach copies of diplomas, etc.

  • Please include the following statement in your Curriculum vitae: “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 here. Best candidate(s) may be given additional questions and tasks as a part of the recruitment process.

The competition may be extended or repeated until a suitable candidate who fulfils all requirements is found.

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


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