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Cellular Models and Organoids Facility Head

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2024-06-24 - 2024-07-30
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Cellular Models and Organoids Facility Head

The International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw (IIMCB), Poland

invites applications for the position of Cellular Models and Organoids Facility Head.

Are you passionate about method development and technology? Are you interested in developing a career in a core facility (CF) of an academic research institute?

As we plan to expand the core facilities portfolio and develop three new CFs, the IIMCB is currently looking for an expert in Cellular Models and/or Organoids to develop and manage the newly established core facility.

The IIMCB hosts a vibrant, multinational community of scientists and is well-connected internationally, as exemplified by the composition of the IIMCB's International Advisory Board and the IIMCB's membership in EU-LIFE, an alliance of 15 top European research institutions. The IIMCB is on its way to unprecedented scientific and institutional growth, in part supported by: the RACE project entitled: “RNA and Cell Biology - from Fundamental Research to Therapies” funded in the Teaming for Excellence programme under Horizon Europe and National Recovery Plan under the "Molecular and Cell Research Infrastructure" project.

Through the investment of over 16 M Euro into the equipment and planned expansion to eventually 20 research groups, we aim to become a unique Polish center where excellent science profits from state-of-the-art technologies and services provided by core facilities. To this end, the IIMCB is establishing institutional support for the development of current and the creation of new core facilities.

The idea behind this Facility is to generate cellular models for internal and external clients and to train young IIMCB researchers. The Head should demonstrate initiative in developing the Facility and will be responsible for hiring its personnel. Knowing the current IIMCB needs, we foresee high interest in services related to:

  • Generation of genetically engineered cell lines, presumably ES or iPS (molecular biology part can be performed in collaboration with IIMCB Genome Engineering Facility)
  • Development of organoid models, including patient-derived cells
  • Help with the generation of models derived from primary cells
  • Production of viruses
  • Implementation and execution of screening platforms (Chemical or CRISPR) in collaboration with the Microscopy Facility

Key responsibilities:

  • Management of a new core facility, including team members
  • Coordination of the equipment purchase
  • Provision of expert services for internal and external clients according to the needs of the Institute
  • Collaboration with other Core Facilities (
  • Training of young scientists at IIMCB
  • Continued professional development by maintaining awareness of progress in the field.

Necessary qualifications:

  • PhD in or equivalent by experience
  • Demonstrated scientific achievements in the related field
  • Effective communication & networking skills, including building and maintaining relationships

The IIMCB offers:

  • Employment contract with the IIMCB
  • Full-time salary in the range of 11 000 – 13 000 PLN gross per month
  • Full-time salary is complemented by an additional 13th salary* plus an annual bonus
  • Attractive social package (co-financing Multisport cards, Christmas, Easter and summer holiday bonuses, etc.)
  • Additional paid vacation time starting from the 2nd year of employment
  • Work in hybrid mode
  • Professional development and business travel opportunities
  • Full organizational and administrative support by professional English-speaking staff
  • Friendly, inclusive, international working environment

The application should include:

  • Cover letter explaining the motivation for joining the IIMCB
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A concise statement of 1-3 professional achievements
  • Contact information for two referees

Applications should be sent to; in the subject, please include "CFH" and your first and last name.

Informal inquiries about the offer are welcomed and should be addressed to prof. Andrzej Dziembowski (

The deadline for applications is July 30, 2024.

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

Funded by the European Union. Views and opinions expressed are however those of the author(s) only and do not necessarily reflect those of the European Union or the European Research Executive Agency. Neither the European Union nor the granting authority can be held responsible for them.


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