Junior Group Leader

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The International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw (IIMCB), Poland
invites applications for a Junior Group Leader position

The IIMCB, a unique research institute in Poland where cutting-edge research meets innovation, is looking for talented, dynamic, and motivated scientists to establish their first independent research group. The prospect of a new, larger building offers the new group an unprecedented opportunity to develop themselves and contribute to the IIMCB's capacity to respond to new health-related societal challenges. The IIMCB’s mission is to support ambitious scientists of any nationality to pursue frontier research. The IIMCB is well connected internationally, as exemplified by the composition of the IIMCB’s International Advisory Board and the IIMCB’s membership in the EU-LIFE, an alliance of 15 top European research institutions. In Poland, the IIMCB has the highest success rate of receiving grants from the National Science Center and the highest proportion of PIs who became EMBO members.

Candidate’s profile

A successful candidate must have an outstanding record of scientific accomplishments and be able to develop an independent competitive research program that broadens the scope and synergizes with research performed in the IIMCB (cell and developmental biology, computational biology, genomics/single-cell biology, neurobiology, proteostasis, RNA biology; see more at Ideally, new research directions should be relevant for human physiology and pathology. They may include advanced cellular and/or organismal models, or in silico approaches.

The IIMCB offers

  • Junior Group Leader position (a full-time salary with social benefits) is tenure track, with an initial appointment of 5 years and subsequent promotion to a position with rolling tenure after positive evaluation
  • Start-up funds
  • Support in applying for national and international grants
  • Full organizational and administrative support by professional English-speaking staff
  • Friendly, inclusive, international working environment

Applications should include

  • Cover letter explaining motivation for application
  • Curriculum Vitae including a publication list
  • Concise statement of 1-3 scientific achievements
  • Two-page summary of research plans
  • Contact information for two references

Applications sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. should include JGL and your first and last name as the subject.

The deadline for applications is February 28, 2022. Short-listed applicants will be invited for interviews during the IIMCB’s International Advisory Board meeting on May 23-24, 2022. The position is available from January 2023 with the formal appointment date set on a case by case basis.

Informal inquiries about the offer, research environment, and science in Poland are welcome and should be sent to Prof. Jacek Jaworski, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Applications should include the statement: “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.”

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