Postdoctoral Researcher position (role in the project Junior Postdoctoral Researcher)

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 30 Jun 2024

3 Jun 2024
Job Information

International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw

Laboratory of RNA-Protein Interactions - Dioscuri Centre
Research Field

Biological sciences » Biology
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)

Application Deadline

30 Jun 2024 - 23:55 (Europe/Brussels)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Hours Per Week

Offer Starting Date

1 Aug 2024
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Reference Number

(grant agreement no. FENG.02.01-IP.05-T003/23)
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

Recruitment for the project “RNA and Cell Biology Platform for Research and Innovation in Medicine (RACE-PRIME)” (grant agreement no. FENG.02.01-IP.05-T003/23) implemented within the framework of the International Research Agendas funded by the European Funds for Smart Economy programme, for the position of Junior Postdoctoral Researcher to carry out research work in the RNA area under the direction of Prof. Gracjan Michlewski, head of the Laboratory of RNA-Protein Interactions - Dioscuri Centre, in collaboration with Prof. Marcin Nowotny (Laboratory of Protein Structure).

The main objective of RACE-PRIME is to transform the IIMCB into a world-class center of excellence in RNA and cell biology. The premise of RACE-PRIME is the translational use of the results of basic research, e.g. to develop the premise of new therapies, diagnostic methods, discover new therapeutic objectives or to identify molecules with desirable properties so that they can be developed into medications.

Description of the project area: RNA-dependent RNA polymerases (RdRPs) are present in all RNA viruses and are therefore important targets for developing substances with potential antiviral activity. The goal of the project is to study RdRPs from a number of RNA viruses that are human pathogens. They will be used to study the mechanism of action of polymerases and their inhibitors. The approaches used will be structural biology (protein crystallography and cryo-EM) and biochemical methods.

Research Field
Biological sciences » Biology
Education Level
PhD or equivalent


Job description: thePostdoctoral Researcher will be responsible for purification, biochemical characterization and structural studies of viral proteins and their complexes with inhibitors.

Specific Requirements

Requirements for the candidate:

  • Holds PhD (or will defend before the start date of employment) in biological sciences or related fields obtained no later than 5 years from the start of employment.
  • Has solid knowledge and documented laboratory experience in protein biochemistry.
  • Has experience with structural biology methods will be a plus.
  • Has excellent interpersonal skills, initiative, and ability to work independently
    and in a high-performance team.
  • Has the ability to draft (in English) scientific papers for academic journals.
  • Has the ability to communicate (in English) complex information clearly, orally and in writing.
  • Has good presentation skills (ideally having presented during at least one international conference).
  • Publications in international peer-reviewed journals.

  • Languages

    Research Field
    Biological sciences » Biology
    Years of Research Experience
    1 - 4

    Additional Information

    We offer:

  • Full employment contract initially for 6 months with further extension
  • Competitive salary from 8 740 pln gross/month to 10 280 pln gross/month  (depending on experience).
  • Benefits including reduced-rate for an individual private medical care package and membership in the MultiSport programme.
  • Full technical, administrative and organizational support from professional English-speaking personnel.
  • Participation in courses, scientific trainings and support from peers.

  • Eligibility criteria

    Selection criteria:

  • Technical competence, experience and fit of the expertise to the position.
  • Scientific achievements - publications, awards, grants, etc.
  • Soft skills – command of English language, motivation letter, communication skills, teamwork, likelihood to fit to the team, compatibility of plans for individual development with the goals of the project.

  • Selection process

    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  

    Additional comments

    How to apply:

  • Apply now to [email protected]
  • In the subject include "RNA 3 Postdoc MAB" and your first and last name
  • Your application must be submitted in English and should contain a CV including a full list of publications, a motivation letter with description of your key achievements, and contact details (e-mail and telephone number) of least two potential referees, including one of your direct supervisor.
  • Please include the following statement in your CV: “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.

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    International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw
    Postal Code
    ks. Trojdena 2

    Where to apply

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