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Researcher position (role in the project Senior postdoctoral researcher)

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2024-07-03 - 2024-07-29
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Researcher position (role in the project  Senior postdoctoral researcher)


Recruitment for the project “RNA and Cell Biology Platform for Research and Innovation in Medicine (RACE-PRIME)” (grant agreement no. FENG.02.01-IP.05-T003/23) implemented within the framework of the International Research Agendas funded by the European Funds for Smart Economy programme, for the position of  Senior postdoctoral researcher to carry out research work in the RNA area under the direction of Prof. Gracjan Michlewski, head of the Laboratory of RNA-Protein Interactions - Dioscuri Centre at the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw (IIMCB), in collaboration with Prof. Marcin Nowotny (Laboratory of Protein Structure).


The main objective of RACE-PRIME is to transform the IIMCB into a world-class center of excellence in RNA and cell biology. The premise of RACE-PRIME is the translational use of the results of basic research, e.g. to develop the premise of new therapies, diagnostic methods, discover new therapeutic objectives or to identify molecules with desirable properties so that they can be developed into medications.


Description of the project area: RNA-dependent RNA polymerases (RdRPs) are present in all RNA viruses and are therefore important targets for developing substances with potential antiviral activity. The goal of the project is to study RdRPs from a number of RNA viruses that are human pathogens. They will be used to study the mechanism of action of polymerases and their inhibitors.
The approaches used will be structural biology (protein crystallography and cryo-EM) and biochemical methods.


Job description: the Researcher will be responsible for purification, biochemical characterization
and structural studies of viral proteins and their complexes with inhibitors.


Requirements for the candidate:

  1. Holds PhD in biological sciences or related field.
  2. Holds a minimum of 5 years of experience in research and development. At the same time,
    the period of 5 years is counted from the year of obtaining the doctoral degree.
  3. Has solid knowledge and documented laboratory experience in protein biochemistry.
  4. Has experience with structural biology methods will be a plus.
  5. Has excellent interpersonal skills, initiative, and ability to work independently
    and in a high-performance team.
  6. Has the ability to draft (in English) scientific papers for academic journals.
  7. Has the ability to communicate (in English) complex information clearly, orally and in writing.
  8. Has good presentation skills (ideally having presented during at least one international conference).
  9. Publications in international peer-reviewed journals.

Selection criteria:

  1. Technical competence, experience and fit of the expertise to the position.
  2. Scientific achievements - publications, awards, grants, etc.
  3. Soft skills – command of English language, motivation letter, communication skills, teamwork, likelihood to fit to the team, compatibility of plans for individual development with the goals of the project.

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  

We offer:

  1. Full employment contract initially for 6 months with further extension
  2. Competitive salary from 9 800 pln gross/month to 11 400 pln gross/month  (depending on experience).
  3. Benefits including reduced-rate for an individual private medical care package and membership in the MultiSport programme.
  4. Full technical, administrative and organizational support from professional English-speaking personnel.
  5. Participation in courses, scientific trainings and support from peers.


 Deadline for applications is 29.07.2024. Job starting date is 01.09.2024 or later.

How to apply:

  1. Apply now to
  2. In the subject include "RNA 3 Researcher MAB" and your first and last name
  3. Your application must be submitted in English and should contain a CV including a full list
    of publications, a motivation letter with description of your key achievements, and contact details (e-mail and telephone number) of least two potential referees, including one
    of your direct supervisor.
  4. 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

The competition may be extended until a suitable candidate who fulfils all requirements is found.


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