Grants Specialist

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The International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw (IIMCB) is looking for a Grants Specialist to administer innovative research grants from national and European competitive sources. IIMCB is a modern, leading research institute in Poland. One of its strengths is efficient administration which enables scientists to focus on research. Grants Office is a part of IIMCB administration and supports researchers in applying for, implementing and successfully accomplishing R&D grants funded from external sources, both national and foreign. We are devoted to our work, have a sense of responsibility and feel the team spirit. If you have similar approach in your professional life and would like to join our Grants Office team, you are very welcome to apply to us. Find out about IIMCB at

You will be responsible for:

  • monitoring relevant open calls for applications

  • gaining and transferring knowledge about the rules of funding programs to interested researchers

  • complex administrative, formal and financial managements of grants from proposal submission to project accomplishment

  • maintaining contacts with representatives of funding institutions with regard to managed projects

  • keeping record of all relevant documentation, updating and managing projects’ databases

  • cooperating with researchers and with in-house administrative units

 You should:

  • have at least one year of professional experience in management of grants funded from external competitive sources, preferably in science (National Science Centre, National Centre for Research and Development, Foundation for Polish Science, EU Framework Programmes)

  • have a reading comprehension of elaborate texts, such as legislative acts, calls’ regulations, etc.

  • have analytical skills and write with ease

  • have understanding of legal aspects of grants management

  • be proficient in Microsoft Office (especially Excel)

  • have excellent oral and written communication skills both in Polish and English (good written and spoken English is a must)

  • be able to work on different projects concurrently

  • be precise, scrupulous and pay attention to details

  • work autonomously after having received initial training and show initiative in performing all duties

We appreciate if you:

  • have working experience in scientific environment

  • have educational background in biology or related disciplines

  • have understanding of IPR and Technology Transfer issues

We offer:

  • inspiring and challenging job in a friendly and supportive team and possibility to cooperate with world class scientists

  • international environment (English is an official working language)

  • replacement employment contract for 1 year

  • attractive salary adequate to presented skills and experience

  • social package, including private medical care and social fund benefits (co-funding of multisport card, holiday and Christmas bonuses)

  • respect to work-life balance

  • flexible working hours

To apply, please send your CV and a cover letter in English, detailing your relevant experience and motivation to join us, by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. until November 30th, 2021. In the subject line please include "GO Specialist and your first and last name".

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 only 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

Ideally Grants Specialist should join us by February 1st, 2022.  Thanking all applicants for their interest, we will contact only selected candidates to invite for interviews.