Laboratory of RNA Biology


The Laboratory of RNA Biology led by Profesor Andrzej Dziembowski is seeking highly motivated individuals at various scientific levels and different scientific backgrounds to join the group. We are especially looking for people experienced/interested in:
• RNA biology
• Transcriptomics
• Immunology
• Usage of mouse and/or C. elegans as experimental models

We offer positions for postdoctoral researchers, PhD students and research technican on a competitive basis. We also have research possibilities for undergraduates (supported by stipends) to perform their master (or equivalent) studies.

The deadline for applications is March 31st, 2020. Preferred job starting date is April  1st, 2020 (or as soon as possible).

All Candidates 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

Research focus: The primary research interest of the laboratory is the regulation of gene expression at the posttranscriptional level. Currently, our research is focused on two areas:
• Analysis of the function of processive ribonucleases
• Analysis of cytoplasmic non-canonical poly(A) and poly(U) polymerases

For relevant recent publications please see: Warkocki et al (2018) Cell; Mroczek et al (2017) Nature Com; Bliska et al (2019) bioRxiv; Szczepinska et al (2015) Genome Res.; Labno et al (2016) Nucleic Acids Res.

We offer an interdisciplinary, dynamic and friendly environment. The current group is composed of molecular biologists bioinformaticians as well as researchers experienced in the usage of transgenic mouse models.

The institution: International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw is one of the top-ranked (A+) Polish research institutes, which provides a stimulating and interdisciplinary research environment. Research topics at IIMCB cover the wide area of molecular, cellular, and structural biology. The Institute is  equipped with state-of-the-art technology, has excellent core facilities and supportive administration. IIMCB benefits from numerous generous funding schemes for basic research through grants from international and national sources. The institute is located in a large biomedical campus that offers access to equipment and various possibilities of training and collaboration. We provide opportunities for extensive interdisciplinary collaborations within the team and in the institute, as well as external and international collaborations. The working language of the institute is English.


PhD students:

We offer:
• Full-time PhD scholarship
• A position with 100% focus on research (no teaching obligations)
• Benefits including reduced-rate for an individual 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
• Administrative and organizational support from professional English-speaking personnel

We require:
• MSc degree (or equivalent) in biology or medical sciences, or related area (defended before the start of the work on the project)
• Eligibility for PhD studies in Poland
• A proactive approach to achieving tasks and objectives, good interpersonal skills, a collaborative attitude
• Experience in basic molecular biology and/or biochemistry techniques
• Have very good written and oral communication in English
• Enjoy working in a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment

The PhD scholarship will be awarded to a person who successfully passes the recruitment process to the indicated doctoral school and receives the status of PhD student.

The funding of the fellowships are provided by grants entitled:

“Oncogenic mechanisms of DIS3 mutations” carried out as the MAESTRO (UMO-2016/22/A/NZ4/00380) grant of the Polish National Science Centre;
“Analysis of the role of cytoplasmic polyadenylation in the regulation of the innate immune response” carried out as OPUS (UMO-2019/33/B/NZ2/01773) grant of the Polish National Science Centre;


“Functional interactions of human proteins involved in post-transcriptional regulatory mechanism” carried outas TEAM (POIR.04.04.00-00-1A72/16-00) grant of the Foundation for Polish Science.


How to apply:
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• The competition may be extended or repeated until a suitable candidate who fulfills all requirements is found.

We would like to inform that the competition for PhD Student position to the project entilted: “Analysis of the role of cytoplasmic polyadenylation in the regulation of the innate immune response” carried out as OPUS (UMO-2019/33/B/NZ2/01773) grant of the Polish National Science Centre has been resolved, the selected candidate is Zuzanna Mackiewicz.