PhD student


PhD student position in Laboratory of RNA Biology

Laboratory of RNA Biology at the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IIMCB), Warsaw, headed by Prof. Andrzej Dziembowski is looking for PhD student.


You will join the project entitled "Elucidating the role of TENT5C-mediated polyadenylation in erythropoiesis" led by Dr. Monika Kusio-Kobiałka and carried out as the SONATA (UMO-2019/35/D/NZ3/04253) grant of the Polish National Science Centre. 

The project aims to elucidate the role of TENT5C-mediated polyadenylation in erythropoiesis.As a PhD student you will be responsible for learning new techniques, planning and conducting experiments, keeping lab records, data analyses, attendance at scientific meetings in the institute, keeping up to date with the literature in the field, presenting the project at internal and external meetings, participation in scientific courses, participating in writing scientific papers and reports.

The PhD student will be selected from candidates in an open competition, according to the procedure complying the rules for granting scholarships for young scientists in research projects funded by the National Science Centre (NCN Council Resolution No. 25/2019 dated March 14, 2019 r.), recruitment procedure for the Warsaw-4-PhD and 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 


Requirements for the candidate:

  1. Holds a Master's degree in biology, biochemistry or related field

  2. Eligibility for PhD studies in Poland

  3. Has good knowledge of cell and molecular biology

  4. Has solid knowledge and be familiarity with laboratory techniques as western blot, RT-PCR and flow cytometry

  5. Has hands-on experience in laboratory work, including primary cell culture of erythroid cells

  6. Has experience in working with animal models (mice, zebrafish)

  7. Has scientific achievements

  8. Is proficient in written and spoken English

  9. Shows interest in neurobiology research, motivation, and passion for experimental work

  10. Has excellent interpersonal skills

  11. Prior experience or knowledge in erythropoiesis process in mouse models will be an advantage.

  12. Shows willingness to learn and take new challenges, ability to work independently, analytical thinking

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.

We offer:


  1. Full-time PhD scholarship for 48 months (including 36 months from SONATA grant) in amount:

  2. before the mid-term evaluation 3700 pln net/month

  3. after mid-term evaluation 4500 pln net/month

  4. Position with 100% focus on research (no teaching obligations).

  5. Benefits including reduced-rate for an individual medical care package and membership in MultiSport programme.

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

  7. Participation in courses, scientific training, support from peers, and academic mentoring.


Deadline for applications is September 22nd, 2020. Job starting date is October 1st 2020.

How to apply:

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  • 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 and why do you want to work with us?, 3) contacts to at least two potential referees, including your MSc (or PhD) supervisor. At this stage, please do not attach copies of diplomas, etc.

  • 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 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

  • Best candidate(s) 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.


We would like to inform that the competition for PhD Student position has been resolved, the selected candidate is Michał Mazur.

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