Research Specialist

Laboratory of Iron Homeostasis

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Laboratory of Iron Homeostasis at the International Institute for Molecular and Cell Biology (IIMCB), Warsaw, headed by Dr Katarzyna Mleczko-Sanecka, seeks motivated Research Specialist to join a project that aims to better understand how iron-recycling macrophages adapt to limited iron supplies. You will join the project entitled: “Identifying unique adaptive responses of red pulp macrophages to iron deficiency” which is carried out as the SONATA (UMO-2020/38/E/NZ4/00511) grant of the Polish National Science Centre.

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 Research Specialist you will be responsible for supporting the team in their daily work related to the project. You will be involved in mouse-based experiments (dissection, organ processing and staining), genotyping of mice and flow-cytometric measurements. You will help the PI in managing the project regarding organizational and science-related matters (preparing reagent databases, managing mouse colony, organizing sample storage, keeping the protocols up to date etc.).

Requirements for the candidate:

  • MSc degree in biology, biotechnology, medicine or related field

  • Experience in laboratory work (particularly in techniques required for this project)

  • Diligence and accuracy in performing experimental work

  • Very good command of English

  • Readiness to learn new skills

  • Very good communication skills

  • High motivation, analytical skills and independent thinking

  • Ability to work in a team, good organization of work

    We offer:

  • Full employment contract for 5 years

  • Gross monthly salary: ~5200 PLN (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.

  • Benefits including a reduced-rate for an individual private 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 22nd of August 2021. Job starting date is 1st of October 2021 (or as soon as possible after this date).

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 "RS SONATA_K.Mleczko-Sanecka" and your first and last name.

  • Your application must be submitted in English and should contain a CV, a motivation letter and letter as well as contact to at least one potential referees.

  • 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 under the link

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

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