Postdoctoral Researcher

Laboratory of RNA Biology



Postdoctoral Researcher position in the Laboratory of RNA Biology

The Laboratory of RNA Biology at the International Institute of RNA Biology (IIMCB), Warsaw, headed by Prof. Andrzej Dziembowski, is seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher to join the project entitled “Functional interactions of human proteins involved in post-transcriptional regulatory mechanism” (POIR.04.04.00-00-1A72/16-00). This project is carried out within the TEAM programme of the Foundation for Polish Science co-financed by the European Union under the European Regional Development Fund. The project focuses on identification of novel factors involved in RNA metabolism and description of novel functional interactions between the existing ones.

We are now looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher interested in the post-transcriptional gene expression regulatory mechanism. Expirence in the biology of RNA viruses and/or transcriptomics (bioinformatics) will be a benefit.  For relevant recent publications, please see: Warkocki et al (2018) Cell; Bliska et al (2020) Nature Com;  Gewartowska et al (2020)  bioRxiv. The work will be carried out in collaboration with other group members, so we need a person who likes teamwork.

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

The institution: 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

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

Requirements for the candidate:

  1. PhD in biology, medical sciences or a related area at the moment of starting the job (a PhD degree obtained no earlier than  in 01.01. 2016 according to the rules of the funding agency)

  2. Documented extensive experience in animal models and/or molecular biology

  3. Expertise and technical competence in designing and carrying out scientific experiments and in interpreting their results

  4. Proactive approach to achieving objectives, good interpersonal skills, collaborative and adaptive attitude

  5. Very good organizational skills

  6. Very good command of English (written and oral communication)

  7. Experience in RNA biochemistry will be a strong advantage


We offer:


  1. Full-time contract (“umowa o pracę”), guaranteed for at least one year

  2. Extension and increased funding available, depending on successful performance and grant/fellowship proposals

  3. ~8700 PLN/month of total gross remuneration cost with social security

  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 program

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

  7. Administrative and organizational support from professional English-speaking personnel


Deadline for applications is February 27th, 2021 but can be extended if no suitable candidate is found. Job starting date is March 15th, 2021 (or as soon as possible after this date).

How to apply:

  • Apply now (before the deadline of February 27th, 2021) to Ten adres pocztowy jest chroniony przed spamowaniem. Aby go zobaczyć, konieczne jest włączenie w przeglądarce obsługi JavaScript.

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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.

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  • Best candidate(s) may be given additional questions and tasks as a part of the recruitment process.

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