Postdoctoral researcher


Laboratory of Protein Metabolism in Development and Aging at the International Institute for Molecular and Cell Biology (IIMCB), Warsaw, headed by Wojciech Pokrzywa, seeks productive, creative, and motivated Postdoctoral Researcher to join a project that aims to understand how the ubiquitin-proteasome system modulates nucleolus function as a protein quality control compartment using the methods of cell biology, imaging, and biophysics. The position is funded in frame of FIRST TEAM grant (POIR.04.04.00-00-5EAB/18-00) awarded by Foundation for Polish Science (FNP) entitled: "The regulation of methionine metabolism by the ubiquitin-proteasome system: CHIPed supervision of the methylation potential”.

The ideal candidate should be able to pursue challenging tasks and achieve objectives and collaborate with other researchers. Candidates will be selected 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

The laboratory is located in the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw ( – one of the top-ranked (A+) Polish research institutes, that provides stimulating and interdisciplinary research environment and opportunities of the large biomedical campus. Research topics at IIMCB cover the wide area of structural biology, bioinformatics, computer modeling, molecular and cell biology, neurobiology, cancer biology, and developmental genomics (zebrafish model). 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

As a Postdoctoral Researcher: You will be responsible for planning and conducting experiments, data analysis, and project development. You will also assist in coordinating daily activities and supervising students. Preference will be given to an individual who can work independently and write manuscripts and scientific reports.


  • Hold a doctoral degree/Ph. D. for no longer than five years (received no later than in January 2015) in Biology, Biotechnology, Genetics, Biochemistry, Biophysics or equivalent research-related field.

  • Have experience with molecular biology, mammalian cell culture techniques, genomic editing, gene delivery, qPCR, immunostaining, and live cell imaging techniques. Experience with FRET and FACS analysis is in plus.

  • High motivation, analytical skills, and independent thinking.

  • Ability to work in a team, good organization of work.

  • Ability to plan and execute a research program. 

  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills in English.


We offer:

  • Full employment contract for 15 months, with the possibility of extension

  • Monthly full remuneration cost approximately 10000 PLN (approx. 6000 PLN net), depending on the candidate's experience of the candidate

  • Position with 100% focus on research, no teaching obligations

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

  • Full technical, administrative and organizational support from professional English-speaking personnel 

  • Participation in courses and scientific training



Deadline for applications is October 28th, 2020.
Job starting date is December 1st, 2020.

How to apply:

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

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