Research Specialist

Laboratorium Neurobiologii Molekularnej i Komórkowej

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Research Specialist position
in the Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology

Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology at the International Institute for Molecular and Cell Biology (IIMCB), Warsaw, headed by Prof. Jacek Jaworski, seeks motivated Research Specialist to join a project that aims to characterize in detail the influence of mTOR on Brg1 cellular functions in activated neurons and the role of mTOR-dependent Brg1 phosphorylation in the regulation of neuronal activity in physiology and pathology. You will join the project entitled: “The role of mTOR-Brg1 interaction in normal and aberrant neuronal activity” which is carried out as the MAESTRO (UMO-2020/38/A/NZ3/00447) grant of the Polish National Science Centre.

Laboratory interest: Research of the Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology focuses on molecular aspects of development and stability of neuron morphology. We are especially interested in role of mTOR and mTOR related brain diseases such as Tuberous Sclerosis Complex, Epilepsy and autism. More info can be found at

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

As a Research Specialist
you will be responsible for the preparation of neural stem cells and primary neuron culture, preparation of lentiviral vectors and plasmids, crossing and genotyping zebrafish lines.

Requirements for the candidate:

  • MSc degree in biology, biotechnology or related area of science,
  • High motivation, analytical skills and independent thinking,
  • Ability to work in a team, good organization of work,
  • Have very good written and oral communication skills in English and Polish,
  • Hands-on experience in culturing cell lines (particularly iPSC and their derivatives) and primary patient cells and molecular and cell biology techniques (e.g., cloning, viral vectors production).

We offer:

  • Full employment contract for 60 months
  • Gross monthly salary: 5170 PLN/month - 5320 PLN/month, net approx. 3730 PLN/month - 3830 PLN/month (the final monthly gross salary will be calculated individually during the employment process, taking into account the length of service). Additional bonuses such as the 13th salary after working
    for the Institute for six months in a given calendar year, or Christmas bonus may supplement this salary.
  • Benefits including a reduced-rate for an individual private medical care package
    and membership in MultiSport programme
  • Full technical, administrative and organizational support from professional English-speaking personnel
  • Participation in courses, scientific training, support from peers, and academic mentoring

for applications is March 21st, 2021. Job starting date is April 1st, 2021 (or as soon as possible after this date).

How to apply:

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  • In the subject include "RS MAESTRO_Jaworski" and your first and last name.
  • Your application must be submitted in English and should contain a CV, a motivation letter and letter as well as contact to at least one potential referees.
  • Please include the following statement in your Curriculum vitae: "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 fulfils all requirements is found.

We would like to inform that the competition for Research Specialist position has been resolved, the selected candidate is Katarzyna Machnicka.

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