Laboratory Support Specialist position

Laboratory of RNA-Protein Interactions

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Laboratory Support Specialist position in Laboratory of RNA-Protein Interactions, DioscuriCentreof Scientific Excellence

The Laboratory of RNA-Protein Interactions of the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IIMCB), Warsaw which is now being created and will be headed by Dr.hab.GracjanMichlewskiis looking for a Laboratory Support Specialist.

You will join the Laboratory of RNA-Protein Interactions that will be hosting The Dioscuri Centre for RNA-Protein Interactions in Human Health and Disease, supported by the Max Planck Society, and the National Science Centre.

As a Laboratory Support Specialist, you will report directly to the Lab Leader and you will be responsible for the managerial and administrative duties, including but not limited to:

  1. Grants management including close cooperation with the in-house Grants Office and other administrative units, filling in administrative parts of projects’ proposals, archiving administrative documents, monitoring and forecasting projects’ expenses.

  2. Management of orders of all purchases in the lab such as research equipment, materials and services, according to binding internal regulations and tender procedures including market search,communication and negotiation with external suppliers, preparation and archiving required documentation.

  3. Keeping records of laboratory equipment and supplies, maintenance and update of the lab databases,and cooperation with the Accounting Unit regarding the registry for lab assets.

  4. Maintenance of financial documentation related to lab operation.

  5. Carrying out scientific and research tasks agreed with the Lab Leader.

  6. Managing procedures related to business travel of lab members, visits by external guests hosted by the laboratory, employment of new laboratory staff, and enrolment of new PhD and graduate students. Close cooperation with the HR and other administration in the above activities.

  7. Carrying out other administrative tasks including answering calls, taking messages, handling correspondence and cooperation with courier companies.

Requirements the candidate:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office

  • Will for a long-term commitment

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to details

  • Ability to work independently and think analytically

  • Motivation and initiative

  • Good communication skills, good command of English language

  • Ability to work in a team and to cooperate with different units in the institute

  • Experience in project management would be an asset

  • Experience in scientific research and basic knowledge of biology/chemistry is valued

  • Readiness to learn new skills and take challenges

We offer:

  • Pleasant working environment in the top research institution in Poland

  • Long-term and stable employment

  • Competitive salary

  • Benefits including reduced rate for an individual medical care package and membership in MultiSport programme

Deadline for applications is June 30th, 2020. The job starting date is September 1st, 2020.

How to apply:

  • Please forward your completed application in English to Ten adres pocztowy jest chroniony przed spamowaniem. Aby go zobaczyć, konieczne jest włączenie w przeglądarce obsługi JavaScript.

  • In the subject include "LSS_MG LAB" and your first and last name.

  • Your application must be submitted in English and should contain a CV, a motivation letter and details of two referees.

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 KsięciaTrojdena 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


The competition may be extended until a suitable candidate who fulfills all requirements is found.


The Dioscuri Centre of Excellence Program was initiated by the Max Planck Society (MPG), managed jointly with the National Science Centre and mutually funded by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education (MNiSW) and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

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