PhD student

Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology

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Laboratory of Molecular and  Cellular Neurobiology at the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IIMCB), Warsaw, headed by Jacek Jaworski, Prof. is looking for a PhD student. You will join the project entitled “The role of mTOR-Brg1 interaction in normal and aberrant neuronal activity” carried out as the MAESTRO grant (UMO-2020/38/A/NZ3/00447) of the National Science Centre, Poland.

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. 

As a PhD student you will be responsible for conducting research including: preparation of zebrafish lines, morpholino injections, analysis of zebrafish brain activity using light-sheet microscopy, analysis of zebrafish behavior, experiments with cultured in vitro neurons and analysis of gene expression and protein-protein interactions. The successful candidate will also participate in data analysis, presentation of the results at the International meetings and manuscript writing.

The admissions process is conducted through the Doctoral School website system. The PhD student can apply to this specific project carried out as part of the Warsaw-4-PhD doctoral school via website  (the application system will be activated from 24th May, deadline for sending application is 6th, June).
For more information, please follow the link

Candidates will be selected 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. Master's degree in biology, biochemistry or related field.

  2. Eligibility for PhD studies in Poland

  3. Good knowledge of basics of molecular and cell biology and/or neurobiology

  4. Basic hands-on experience in one of the fields: molecular & cell biology, genetic engineering, fluorescent microscopy, danio rerio animal model

  5. Basic programing skills (e.g., R).

  6. Written and spoken fluency in English

  7. Willingness to learn and take new challenges, ability to work independently, analytical thinking

  8. Good interpersonal skills and a collaborative attitude

We offer:

  1. Full-time PhD scholarship for 48 months in amount: a) before the mid-term evaluation 3700 pln net/month; b) after mid-term evaluation 4500 pln net/month

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

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

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

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

Deadline for applications is June 6th, 2021.
The summer semester at the Doctoral School shall begin on October 1st, 2021.

How to apply:

  • Apply via website (the application system will be activated from 24th May, 2021 deadline for sending application is 6th June, 2021).  If you have any enquiries about the recruitment process or the project, please send your request to Ten adres pocztowy jest chroniony przed spamowaniem. Aby go zobaczyć, konieczne jest włączenie w przeglądarce obsługi JavaScript.

  • Please include the following statement in your email: “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

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

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