Postdoc position in Laboratory of Zebrafish Developmental Genomics

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 31 May 2024

29 Apr 2024
Job Information

International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw
Research Field

Biological sciences » Biology
Researcher Profile

Established Researcher (R3)

Application Deadline

31 May 2024 - 23:59 (Europe/Warsaw)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Hours Per Week

Offer Starting Date

17 Jun 2024
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

European Union / Next Generation EU
Reference Number

OPUS 2019/35/B/NZ2/0254
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

The Laboratory of Zebrafish Developmental Genomics ( ) at the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IIMCB), Warsaw, headed by Cecilia L. Winata, is looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow to work on a project entitled “Reconstructing cardiovascular cell lineage evolution, one cell at a time”, which is carried out as the OPUS 2019/35/B/NZ2/02548 grant of the Polish National Science Centre.

The successful candidate will be responsible for driving the computational analysis to integrate single cell transcriptomic and epigenomic data, with the goal of systematically identifying enhancers implicated in heart development and disease. The role includes establishing the bioinformatics pipeline for the analysis of single cell genomics data (scRNA-seq and scATAC-seq) and modeling the development of cardiac cell lineage trajectories (for references, please read: Farrell et al., Science 360:6392, 2018; Raj et al., Nat. Biotech. 36:442-450, 2018). Targeted biological validation of enhancer function is a key focus, where the candidate is expected to collaborate closely with experimental biologists. This project will be conducted in partnership with Dr. Marcin Tabaka from the International Centre for Translational Eye Research (ICTER), Warsaw, and the candidate is expected to allocate their time effectively between the two labs and provide regular progress report.

The project provides unique opportunity to develop cross-disciplinary research by applying a combination of bioinformatics and cutting-edge single cell transcriptomics under collaboration with team members and external collaborators. The ideal candidate should be able to pursue challenging tasks and achieve objectives and collaborate with other researchers. 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


  • Holds a doctoral degree in computational biology, mathematics, bioinformatics, or equivalent with a strong focus on bioinformatics.
  • Fulfills the formal criteria for the competition in particular section III § 4.
  • Extensive experience in bioinformatics analyses of NGS data and proficiency in R, Python, or other programming languages (please provide link to your Github profile or other relevant online resources). Solid understanding of statistical principles is essential. Experience in single cell genomics data analysis is highly advantageous.
  • Solid understanding of the principles of molecular biology and a keen interest in the topics of developmental biology, epigenetics, regulatory genomics, or related.
  • Has excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Enjoys working in a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment.
  • Has published at least one publication as the first author in an international peer-reviewed journal.
  • We offer:

    • Full employment contract initially for 6 months.
    • Gross monthly remuneration: 7350 PLN/month - 7600 PLN/month, net approx. 5800 PLN/month - 6000 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.
    • 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.

    Deadline for applications is 31st May 2024. Job starting date is June 17th 2024 or as soon as possible after this date.

    How to apply:

    • Apply now to [email protected]
    • In the subject include "Postdoc_OPUS_ZDG" and your first and last name.
    • Your application must be submitted in English and should contain a CV, a motivation letter, a description of your key achievements, and contact details at least two potential referees, including one of your supervisors
    • 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 thecurrent 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.
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    The competition may be extended until a suitable candidate who fulfils all requirements is found.

    Research Field
    Biological sciences » Biology
    Education Level
    PhD or equivalent


    Research Field
    Biological sciences » Biology

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    International Institute of Moleculalar and Cell Biology in Warsaw

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    [email protected]



    4, Ks. Trojdena
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