Laboratorium Neurobiologii Molekularnej i Komórkowej

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PhD Student position
in the Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology

Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology at the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IIMCB), Warsaw, headed by Professor Jacek Jaworski is looking for a PhD Student.

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. The project 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.

Laboratory interest: 
Research of the Laboratory of Molecular and Cell 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


As a PhD Student you will be responsible for: performing experiments including in vitro kinase assays, ATPase assays, protein-protein interaction analysis (biochemical and microscopy based), analysis of network activity with microscopy approaches, preparation of cell cultures and lentiviral vectors, data analysis, presentation of the results at the International meetings and contribution to manuscript writing.

Candidates will be selected according to the procedure in an open competition, 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.) 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

Requirements for candidate:

  • MSc degree in biology, biotechnology or related area of science
  • Eligibility for PhD studies in Poland and PhD student status at the time of employment
  • 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
  • Good knowledge of principles of molecular and cell biology and neuroscience as well as basic knowledge of statistics
  • Hands-on experience in culturing cell lines and primary neuronal cultures and molecular (e.g., cloning, viral vectors production) and cell biology techniques (confocal microscopy), will be a great advantage

We offer:

  • Full-time PhD scholarship for 48 months
  • Total gross scholarship up to a maximum 4500 PLN/month (depending on experience)
  • A position with 100% focus on research (no teaching obligations)
  • Benefits including reduced-rate for an individual 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
  • Administrative and organizational support from professional English-speaking personnel

The deadline for applications is March 28th, 2021. Preferred job starting date is  April 15th, 2021 (or as soon as possible after this date).

How to apply:

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  2. In the subject include "PhD Student Maestro_Jaworski"and your first and last name
  3. Your application must be submitted in English and should contain a CV including a full list of publications, educational record, a motivation letter, a description of your key achievements, and contact details at least two potential referees, including referees of your MSc supervisor
  4. 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 who fulfils all requirements is found.

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

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