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The International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw (IIMCB), Poland

invites applications
for the position of the Institute Director

The IIMCB, a unique research institute in Poland where cutting-edge research meets innovation, is seeking a visionary scientist with an international reputation to fill the position of Director. The impending move into a new building doubling available laboratory space offers an unprecedented opportunity to shape the IIMCB's development. The IIMCB’s mission is to support ambitious scientists of any nationality to pursue frontier research and respond to health-related societal challenges. The IIMCB is an international institute, as reflected in membership in the EU-LIFE, an alliance of 15 top European research institutions and its world class International Advisory Board. The IIMCB ranks among the best research centers in Poland, consistently rated in the A+ category in biological sciences by the Ministry of Science. English is the Institute’s language of operation.

The Director should be an PhD or MD-PhD scientist with strong leadership skills, outstanding scientific achievements, and international visibility. The Director will oversee all activities of the Institute, aided by 4 Deputy Directors and a highly competent administrative staff. In addition to fostering scientific excellence, the leader team will strive to maintain the collaborative and supportive working environment that is the hallmark of the IIMCB.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter summarizing interest in, and specific leadership skills and experience for, the position, a curriculum vitae, a two-page statement of research interests and a 1-page vision statement for developing the IIMCB. The selection committee may request contact information for up to three professional references as the recruitment process progresses.

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

The application deadline 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 will be available from December 15, 2022. The appointment will include an outstanding salary and benefits package along with substantial start-up funding to establish the new Director’s research program.

Informal inquiries about the opportunities, research environment, and science in Poland are welcome and should be sent to Dr. Urszula Białek-Wyrzykowska, 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.” 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 on the website.