Research Specialist

Dioscuri Centre of Scientific Excellence for RNA-Protein Interactions in Human Health and Disease

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The newly created Dioscuri Centre for RNA-Protein Interactions in Human Health and Disease at the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IIMCB), Warsaw headed by Dr hab. Gracjan Michlewski is inviting applications for a Research Specialist funded by NAWA PP.

You will join the Dioscuri Centre supported by the Max Planck Society, and the National Science Centre.Dioscuri Centre of Scientific Excellence provides generous funding and mentoring to establish future-oriented research with international standards of scientific quality. It is inked to an internationally recognized researcher Prof. Juri Rappsilber from Berlin Technical University. You will work on the project funded by NAWA PP PPN/PPO/2020/1/00006/DEC/1 “Regulation of microRNAs for the treatment and understanding the etiology of Parkinson’s disease”.

As a Research Specialist you will be participating in investigating cellular pathways and RNA-binding proteins that control the biogenesis of neuronal microRNAs (miRNAs), implicated in Parkinson’s disease (PD). With a help from another research specialist, you will be developing novel drug discovery platform, based on RNA-Protein Interactions in Eukaryotic Cell Extracts with Confocal Nanoscanning (RP-CONA) to screen for specific compounds that modulate RNA-protein interactions. This screen will identify molecules that decrease the levels of alpha-Synuclein, the main culprit behind the PD, and will provide lead compounds for the PD treatment.

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

Requirements for the candidate:

  1. Holds BSc or MSc degree in pharmacology, chemistry, biochemistry or related discipline

  2. Has previous lab experience.

  3. Knowledge of high-throughput screening and/or imaging is highly desirable but not essential

  4. Has excellent interpersonal skills, initiative and ability to work independently and in a high-performance team

  5. Displays high motivation and enthusiasm towards work

We offer:

  1. Full employment contract initially for 6 months and extending to maximum of 4 years after initial period

  2. Gross monthly salary around 5020 PLN. The salary may be increased depending on the candidate's experience. (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). The final monthly gross salary will be calculated individually during the employment process, taking into account the length of service. The salary may be increased depending on the candidate's experience.

  3. Chance to work with cutting-edge high-throughput methodologies to study RNA biology in the context of neurological disorders

  4. Benefits including reduced-rate for an individual private medical care package and embership in MultiSport programme

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

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

Deadline for applications is April 30th, 2021. Job starting date is June 1st, 2021 or later.

How to apply:

  1. Apply now to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  2. In the subject include "Research Specialist_NAWA PP"and your first and last name

  3. Your application must be submitted in English and should contain a CV, a motivation letter with description of your key achievements, and contact details (e-mail and telephone number) of least two potential referees, including one of your direct supervisor.

  4. Please include the following statement in yourCurriculum 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 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 Research Specialist position has been resolved, the selected candidate is Julia Jankowska.


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