The newly created Dioscuri Centre for RNA-Protein Interactions in Human Health and Disease at the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IIMCB), Warsaw headed by Dr hab. Gracjan Michlewski is inviting applications for up to three Postdoctoral Researchers.
You will join the Dioscuri Centre supported by the Max Planck Society, and the National Science Centre 2019/02/H/NZ1/00002. Dioscuri Centre of Scientific Excellence provides generous funding and mentoring to establish future-oriented research with international standards of scientific quality. It is inked to an internationally recognized researcher Prof. Juri Rappsilber from Berlin Technical University. You will work on the project to identify and characterize specific RNA-protein interactions in viral infections and test their roles in human innate immune response to RNA viruses.
As a Postdoctoral Researcher you will be uncovering functional and structural aspects of novel RNA-binding proteins, working with viruses (including lab strains of influenza A virus), identifying and characterizing RNA-binding proteins that interact with viral RNAs and testing their roles in innate immune pathways.
That said, the Centre offers a degree of flexibility to experienced applicants to pursue their own projects as long as they are broadly aligned with the Centre’s focus.
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 https://www.iimcb.gov.pl/en/institute/hr-excellence
The Dioscuri Centre will be located in the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw (www.iimcb.gov.pl) – one of the top ranked (A+) Polish research institutes that provides stimulating and interdisciplinary research environment and opportunities of the large biomedical campus. Research topics at IIMCB cover the wide area of structural biology, bioinformatics, computer modeling, molecular and cell biology, neurobiology, cancer biology, and developmental genomics (zebrafish model). The Institute is equipped with state-of-the-art technology, has excellent core facilities and supportive administration. IIMCB benefits from numerous generous funding schemes for basic research through grants from international and national sources (www.iimcb.gov.pl/en/research/grants).
Requirements for the candidate:
Deadline for applications is September 30th, 2020. Job starting date is January 1st, 2021 or later.
How to apply:
The competition may be extended until a suitable candidate who fulfils all requirements is found.
The Dioscuri Centre of Excellence Program was initiated by the Max Planck Society (MPG), managed jointly with the National Science Centre and mutually funded by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education (MNiSW) and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).