Postdoctoral Researcher

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 Professor Jacek Jaworski is looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher.

You will join the project entitled: “Role of TBC1D5 phosphorylation in neurodevelopment and TSC-related cell pathology” which is carried out as the OPUS (UMO-2017/27/B/NZ3/01358) grant of the Polish National Science Centre. The project aims to define, which aspects of neuronal development and formation of functional neuronal network require mTOR-controlled retromer-dependent protein sorting as well as to check whether disturbed retromer regulation contributes to the pathology of Tuberous Sclerosis Complex, a prototypical neurodevelopmental mTORorophaty.

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 IIMCB Annual Reports (

As a Postdoctoral Researcher you will be responsible for: planning and performing biochemical and cell biology experiments using neuronal cultures and IPSC-derived models, including more complex live imaging analysis. You are also expected to collaborate with team members, help head of the grant to supervise a PhD student and perform literature research, participate in lab meetings and activities, write publications.

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 Recruitment of Researchers as a part of HR Excellence in Research strategy

The laboratory is at 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 including Lightsheet microscope, and has excellent core facilities including NGS facility, and supportive administration. IIMCB benefits from numerous generous funding schemes for basic research through grants from international and national sources (

Requirements for the candidate:

  • Doctoral degree in biology, biotechnology or related fields

  • Fulfilment the formal criteria of the competition particular section 2.1

  • High motivation, analytical skills and independent thinking

  • Experience with scientific data presentation and manuscript preparation

  • Ability to work in a team, good organization of work

  • Very good written and oral communication skills in English

  • Good knowledge of principles of molecular and cell biology or neuroscience as well as statistics,

  • Hands-on experience, documented with peer-revied publications, in molecular and cellular neuroscience (incl. primary neuronal cultures, time lapse microscopy, confocal microscopy, design of lentiviral vectors and shRNAs, morphometric analysis, protein-protein interactions analysis)

  • Willingness to learn and take new challenges, ability to work independently and to take an initiative, analytical thinking

We offer:

  1. Full employment contract for 6 months

  2. Gross salary about 7500 PLN/month (the final monthly gross salary will be calculated individually during the employment process, taking into account the length of service)

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

  4. Benefits including a reduced rate for an individual medical care package and membership in MultiSport program

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

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

  7. Participation in international conferences

The deadline for applications is June 14th, 2021. The job starting date is  July 1st, 2021 (or as soon as possible after this date).

How to apply:

  1. Apply now to Ten adres pocztowy jest chroniony przed spamowaniem. Aby go zobaczyć, konieczne jest włączenie w przeglądarce obsługi JavaScript.
  2. In the subject include "Postdoc Opus_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 one of your direct supervisors

  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 Postdoctoral Researcher position has been resolved, the selected candidate is Aleksandra Tempes.

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