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Termin ważności:
2021-03-23 - 2021-04-25
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Międzynarodowy Instytut Mechanizmów i Maszyn Molekularnych PAN

The International Institute of Molecular Mechanisms and Machines (IMol) Polish Academy of Sciences, was constituted in December 2020, in partnership with University Medical Center Göttingen, Germany.
IMol has been established to conduct scientific research and provide training in the fields of biological, chemical, medical, biotechnological, bioinformatics, biophysical, pharmacological, and similar sciences, in the international environment conducive to collaborative efforts, research and development interactions with biotechnological industry, and wide dissemination of our results.
We aim at the development of solutions that will help everyone on this planet live a safer life.

Position in the project:  PhD Student
Location: Warsaw, Poland
Scientific discipline: Structural biology, molecular biology, biochemistry.
Job type (employment contract/stipend): Full-time position, stipend/contract
Number of job offers:  1
Remuneration/stipend amount/month: 3 500,00 – 4 000,00 PLN net/month; depending on experience
Position starts on:  1st Jun 2021
Maximum period of contract/stipend agreement: 31st Oct 2022 with option for prolongation.
Institution:  "ReMedy" International Research Agenda Unit, IMol PAS
Project leader: Agnieszka Chacińska and Magda Konarska, Directors of ReMedy
Project title: “Regenerative Mechanisms for Health”
Subproject: “Metabolic Quality Control”
Laboratory of Metabolic Quality Control, Head: Karolina Szczepanowska, PhD
Project description: The main objective of this project is to identify and trace the molecular signals that attract the mitochondrial proteases and steer the turnover of respiratory complexes in response to stress conditions underlying the pathogenesis of metabolic syndrome and cancer. You will apply the advanced proteomic and biochemical approaches to investigate the intramitochondrial degradation tokens using various cell culture models.
For more information, please contact Karolina Szczepanowska at:


Key responsibilities include:
The IMol is looking for a highly motivated person to:

  • Perform experiments using biochemical, structural and molecular biology techniques (independently and in collaboration with other team members),
  • Participate in experimental design and data analysis,
  • Participate in the data preparation and writing of manuscripts,
  • Actively participate in lab meetings, scientific seminars and conferences.

Profile of candidates/requirements:

  • MSc degree (or equivalent) in molecular biology, biophysics, biochemistry or related fields of life sciences (or perspective of obtaining one),
  • Solid knowledge and familiarity with laboratory techniques in at least one of the following disciplines: molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, genetics, transcriptomics,
  • Very good command of English,
  • Motivation and passion for experimental work.

Required documents (in English):

  • Motivation letter,
  • CV with the list of publications,
  • Contact details of the scientific supervisor and other referee/s  if available (preferably including direct supervisor of applicant’s MSc thesis).

We offer:

  • Work in a young, active, team in an excellent scientific environment,
  • Comprehensive training in genetics, biochemistry and molecular biology,
  • Access to the state-of-the-art equipment and facilities,
  • Participation in courses and conferences.


Please submit the following documents to:
Please send us your application as a single pdf document and use “PhD Student ReMedy / Metabolic Quality Control” as a title of your message.
You can also apply at

To allow us to process your data, please include the following statement in your application:
“I hereby consent to have my personal data processed by The International Institute of Molecular Mechanisms and Machines Polish Academy of Sciences, with its registered office ul. Smetany 2, 00-783 Warszawa for the purpose of carrying out a recruitment process and I agree for a transfer of provided data to any entity responsible for the implementation of ReMedy project. I have been informed of my rights and duties. I understand that provision of my personal data is voluntary.”

More information on data protection and privacy policy in IMol:
We will contact selected candidates only.


Application deadline: 25th Apr 2021
FNP programme Project is carried out within the International Research Agendas Programme of the Foundation for Polish Science


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