Postdoctoral Researcher

Laboratory of RNA Biology








Postdoctoral Researcher position in the Laboratory of RNA Biology

Laboratory of RNA Biology at the International Institute for Molecular and Cell Biology (IIMCB), Warsaw, headed by Prof. Andrzej Dziembowski, seeks a productive, creative, and motivated Postdoctoral Researcher experienced in bioinformatic analysis of transcriptomic data to join a project that aims at providing the first comprehensive picture of the role of cytoplasmic polyadenylation in the regulation of local protein synthesis at synapses.

The position is funded in the frame of the GRIEG project no. UMO-2019/34/H/NZ3/00733 entitled: “The impact of cytoplasmic polyadenylation on local translation in neurons”. Polish-Norwegian research project is funded from the Norway and EEA Grants 2014–2021 under the Basic Research Programme operated by the National Science Centre.

This project will combine contemporary transcriptomic approaches such as direct RNA sequencing with functional studies on mouse KO models and is based on collaboration between three research groups. Andrzej Dziembowski, an expert in RNA biology and the founder of the mouse genome engendering facility, together with his group members, will be responsible for the transcriptomic analysis and will generate animal models. Clive Bramham, a neurobiologist from the University of Bergen, is a world-leading expert on the molecular mechanisms of synaptic plasticity, with much experience in combining live animal studies of LTP with analysis and biochemical signaling pathways, gene expression, and synaptic translation. Magdalena Dziembowska, a molecular neurobiologist from the University of Warsaw, together with her group members, will be responsible for the experiments on isolated synaptoneurosomes and neurons in culture.

The ideal candidate should be a bioinformatician proficient in transcriptomics. Prior experience in nanopore data analysis will be a benefit.  Candidates with both wet lab and in silico experience are also highly welcomed. The 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 the integration of highthruput data gathered during the project implementation

We require:

  • Holding a doctoral degree/Ph. D. in Biology, Biotechnology, Genetics, Biochemistry, Biophysics or equivalent research-related field

  • Fulfilling the formal criteria of the competition in a particular paragraph 2 point. 2

  • Strong publication record

  • Documented experience in bioinformatic analysis of RNA-seq data

  • High motivation, analytical skills, and independent thinking. A proactive approach to achieving objectives, good interpersonal skills, collaborative and adaptive attitude

  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

We offer:

  • Full employment contract for 36 months

  • Salary is negotiable starting at ~7600 PLN/month of total gross remuneration, expected initial net salary at ~6000 PLN/month. Additional bonuses such as the 13th salary (after working for the Institute for six months in a given calendar year) and Christmas bonus may supplement this salary

  • 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


The deadline for applications is February 15th, 2021.  The starting date is as soon as possible after that date.

How to apply:

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  • In the subject include "GRIEG POSTDOC " and your first and last name.

  • Your application must be submitted in English and should contain a CV, a motivation letter, a description of your key achievements and contacts to at least two potential referees, including one of your supervisors.

  • 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

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


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