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Post-doctoral Researcher

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Termin ważności:
2020-07-23 - 2020-08-27
Województwo / region:

The Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAS is seeking
a candidate for the position of:


Postdoctoral Researcher


Number of available positions: 1

Place of work: Laboratory of Protein Homeostasis

Researcher career profiles (R1-R4): R2
Field of science: Molecular biology, Biochemistry, Cell biology

Type of recruitment: An open competition complying with HR Excellence in Research rules



  1. PhD degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, or a related field. PhD degree received not earlier than seven years ago (with possible extension for mothers)
  2. Strong publication record and experimental training
  3. Ability to work both independently and as a part of a team
  4. Ability to communicate fluently in English (written and spoken)
  5. Strong motivation and passion for research work


Scope of the project:

The Postdoctoral Researcher will be involved in the realization of the Sonata BIS project ‘Ubiquitin as a modulator of the mitochondrial protein import process’ founded by the National Science Center. The project focuses on quality control mechanisms in the biogenesis of the mitochondrial proteome. Most mitochondrial proteins originate from the cytosol and require active import into the organelle. Efficient regulation and quality control of the protein translocation process is vital for the maintenance of protein homeostasis (proteostasis) and cell fitness. Multiple lines of evidence indicate the role of the cytosolic ubiquitin-proteasome system in the regulation of mitochondrial precursor proteins. Our recent observation indicates that the attachment of ubiquitin can directly interfere with the import of a precursor protein. Thus, we hypothesize a new role for ubiquitination as a direct regulator of mitochondrial precursor proteins import. The main objective of the project is to uncover how precursor proteins that utilize different mitochondrial import pathways are affected by ubiquitination. We will also identify the factors that regulate this process at the molecular level, and aim to understand their role in physiology and pathology. The study will use human cell lines as a model system, supported by the experiments using yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae.


Key responsibilities of the Postdoctoral Researcher include:

  1. Performing experiments using biochemical, cell biology and molecular biology techniques (independently and in collaboration with other team members)
  2. Participation in experimental design and data analysis
  3. Participation in data preparation for publication and writing of manuscripts
  4. Active participation in lab meetings, scientific seminars, and conferences


Employment conditions:

Full-time employment contract. Gross salary of up to 8 300 PLN per month.

Job starting date: October 1st, 2020

Duration of the position of up to four years.


Application procedure and deadline:

Closing date for applications: August 27th, 2020. We continuously monitor applications and may consider applications submitted after the deadline until the position is filled. We will contact the selected candidates only.


Applications should be sent to Please, use ”Postdoc Proteostasis” as a title of your message

We offer:

- Participation in an exciting research project

- Work in a young, active team in the excellent scientific environment and with good access to research infrastructure

- Participation in courses and conferences


Required documents (in English):

  1. Motivation letter
  2. A description of your key achievements
  3. CV with the list of publications
  4. Contact information to at least two potential referees, including the direct supervisor of applicant’s PhD


Contact information:

Substantive inquiries can be addressed directly to the project leader Dr. Piotr Brągoszewski


Link to website:


Please include the following clause in your CV:

“I give consent for my personal data included in the recruitment form to be processed by Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAS with its registered seat in Warsaw at Pasteur Street No. 3 (data controller) for the purposes of recruitment for First TEAM project pursuant to Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and to the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC in compliance with a legal obligation to which the data controller is subject to (Art. 6 section 1 letter a) and the Act on personal data protection of 10 May 2018 (Journal of Laws of 2018, item 1000).”



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