Laboratory of Bioinformatics and Protein Engineering at the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IIMCB), Warsaw, headed by Prof. Janusz M. Bujnicki, offers a position for aJanusz M. Bujnicki, offers a position for a

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Postdoctoral Researcher
in software development for crosslinking-based stabilization of proteins:collaboration between the academia and the industry


Deadline for applications: September 18th, 2022. Preferred job starting date: November 2nd, 2022 or as soon as possible

As a Postdoctoral Researcher, you will play a leading role in the development of software for computational design of chemical cross-linking strategies that aim for stabilization of protein 3D structures for for biotechnological and biomedical applications. In particular, you will be involved in the development of new software, optimization of existing software, in the design and optimization of computational workflows. The goal of your work will be to develop and test software for the development of improved protein variants that have real-life application in biotechnology.

This position is funded by a prestigious TRANSITION grant INCYPROnext from the European Innovation Council, which supports bilateral collaboration between Incircular B.V., a spin-off founded by the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (coordinator), and the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw (academic collaborator).The project aims to improve and commercialize INCYPRO, the innovative protein stabilization technology invented and developed in Prof. Grossman's research lab at VUA, with the macromolecular modeling expertise of Prof. Bujnicki's lab at IIMCB. The Grossman and Bujnicki teams have already collaborated scientifically and published a joint paper. The goal of the INCYPROnext grant is to provide a key technology for stabilizing proteins in therapeutics and diagnostics that will enable applications that were not previously possible. 

We offer:
• Full-time contract (“umowa o pracę”) for at least 12 months, with an intended extension depending on performance and applications for extramural funding 
• Gross monthly remuneration starting at 12,000 PLN/month, net approx. 9,000 PLN/month, commensurate with experience (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 reduced-rate for an individual medical care package and membership in the MultiSport program
• Work in a multidisciplinary, international team, in a very dynamic organization, with multiple opportunities for professional development, participation in courses, scientific training, support from peers, and academic mentoring
• Administrative and organizational support from professional English-speaking personnel 

We require:
• Ph.D. in any area relevant to the project (e.g., structural biology, physics, biology, chemistry, etc.)
• Strong publication record, including at least one first-author publication in a very good journal 
• Documented experience in molecular simulations 
• Documented experience in programming: C/C++ is a must, Python is highly advantageous
• Experience in structural bioinformatics is not essential, but will be a strong advantage
• Experience in machine learning is not essential, but will be a strong advantage
• Expertise and competence in designing and carrying out computational analyses of complex datasets and in interpreting their results
• Experience in writing manuscripts for publication, and fellowship or grant proposals
• Vision of your professional growth within ~3-5 years, including the capacity to apply for fellowship/grant funding within the first year of your employment, with projects that synergize the core strengths of the team with your own ideas 
• Proactive approach to achieving objectives, good interpersonal skills, collaborative and adaptive attitude
• Very good organizational skills, especially project and time management skills• Very good command of English (written and oral communication) and presentation skills 

How to apply: 
• Email your application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
• In the subject of the message include "IIMCB-researcher-INCYPRO" and your first and last name• Your application must be submitted in English and should contain: 1) a CV, 2) a cover letter including a short description of your key achievements and explicit responses to the following questions: What are your scientific interests and how do they relate to requirements of the position offered? What are your key strengths? What do you know about our laboratory, why do you want to work with us, what would you like to learn while working with us?, 3) contacts to at least two potential referees, including your Ph.D. supervisor. At this stage, please do not attach copies of diplomas, etc. 
• Please include the following statement in your CV: “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
• We will contact only selected best candidates, who may be given additional questions and tasks as a part of the recruitment process• The competition may be extended or repeated until a suitable candidate who fulfills all requirements is found

The Postdoctoral Researcher will be selected from candidates 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 .

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