Experienced postdoctoral researcher in biochemistry and structural biology 
Bujnicki group in IIMCB, Warsaw, Poland 

We are looking for an experienced postdoctoral researcher, interested in molecular and structural biology of RNA and RNPs, and motivated to develop a career in an interdisciplinary and international team.

About us:

  • Our group successfully combines experimental and theoretical analyses of RNA, proteins, small molecules, and their complexes. Our main area of experimental research is to study RNAs and proteins acting on RNAs, analyze their structures, interactions and mechanisms of action, and to design and engineer enzymes with new functions. Experiments are planned and carried out in close collaboration with theoretical research focused on macromolecular modeling. We offer opportunities for international and national collaborations with academia and industry. We expect the candidate to fit into the profile of the laboratory, contribute his/her own unique skills, use the collaborative opportunities to generate significant synergy, and participate actively in our success. To have an idea of the working activity of the group, check the website http://genesilico.pl 
  • We are hosted by IIMCB (http://iimcb.gov.pl), the top-ranked (A+) Polish research institute in biology. The institute provides cutting-edge equipment and facilities, in particular for bioinformatics (e.g. a computing cluster with >2000 cores), experimental molecular biology, and structural biology. IIMCB also provides support for science commercialization, development of spin-off companies etc. IIMCB is an equal opportunity employer, distinguished by Human Resources Excellence in Research logo. 

We offer:

  • Initially we offer a postdoctoral position in an ongoing grant project (until June 2018) focused on analysis and engineering of ribonucleases that cleave specific sequences in RNA (“restriction enzymes for RNA”). We are looking forward to recruit a scientist who is at a mid-early stage of their postdoctoral career, interested in longer collaboration and professional development, and who could continue this or similar line of work in our laboratory, as a postdoctoral researcher or as senior scientist. The degree of independence of the follow-up position (after June 2018) will be commensurate with experience of the candidate and willingness to be involved in leadership and management, and will depend on the candidate’s success in raising additional funding for joint research projects in the future. 
  • We offer strong institutional support (e.g. grants office, couching by experienced scientists etc.) for candidates able and willing to apply for grants or fellowships that can provide full or partial support for the extension of their employment (e.g. from Polish sources such as FNP: HOMING or FIRST TEAM, NCBR: LIDER, NCN: SONATA or SONATA-BIS or from international sources such as EMBO LTF, FEBS LTF, MCS IF, etc.), and hence we expect the candidates to present a CV compatible with requirements of one or more of such grant/fellowship schemes, including a list of significant achievements and scientific publications.
  • Initial contract (September 2017 – June 2018): gross salary 11000 PLN/month (av.net salary 6000 PLN/month)
  • Reduced-rate for individual medical care packages for you and your family.
  • Reduced-rate memberships in MultiSport programme (https://www.benefitsystems.pl/en/for-you/multisport/).
  • Position with 100% focus on research, with elements of research management (no teaching obligations).
  • Access to modern equipment.
  • Participation in courses, conferences, scientific training, support from peers, academic mentoring.
  • Follow-up employment depending on success in research and in efficiency of grant/fellowship applications. 
  • For those interested: support towards habilitation and full independence in the future (e.g. coaching towards ERC StG or CoG grant application).

Requirements: 

  • PhD in biochemistry, structural biology, molecular biology or related discipline.
  • Documented experience in biochemical and/or biophysical analyses of biomacromolecules.
  • ~2-4 years of postdoctoral experience with demonstrated significant research output will be strong advantage.
  • Publication track record. 
  • Excellent organizational skills: self- time- and project-management. 
  • Ability to plan and execute tasks assigned by the supervisor as well as to report progress, combined with creativity and initiative to propose, discuss, adapt, and lead new actions contributing to the key goals of the team.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work in a dynamic, interdisciplinary environment.
  • Excellent command of English, spoken and written, is a must. 
  • Command of Polish is advantageous, but not essential.
  • Experience in experimental studies on RNA is advantageous, but not essential.
  • Experience in protein engineering is advantageous, but not essential.
  • Experience in structural biology is advantageous, but not essential.
  • Priority will be given to candidates with expertise most relevant to the initial project (protein engineering of RNases) as well as to the general profile of the laboratory (strong potential to develop new, joint projects). 

Ability and interest to pursue challenging, interdisciplinary problems, and the ability to work in strong collaboration with the team and deliver results are essential. Highly motivated individuals with a strong desire to work in an interdisciplinary environment, who are comfortable working in strict collaboration with colleagues, and are willing to be directly responsible for their duties are encouraged to apply. 

How to apply:

  • We will collect applications until 14 July 2017.
  • Best candidates will be invited for an interview that will take place in IIMCB on 21 July 2017.
  • Apply now (or ask any questions you may have) to employment@genesilico.pl 
  • In the subject include "Postdoc-PBS-biochemist" and your first and last name.
  • Your application must be in English and should contain a CV, a motivation letter (What is your scientific dream and how to you want to fulfill it? What are your key strengths? Why do you want to work with us?), a list of your significant achievements, and contacts to at least two potential referees, including at least one former or current direct supervisor. 
  • Please include the following statement in your application: "I hereby give consent for my personal data included in my application to be processed for the purposes of the recruitment process under the Personal Data Protection Act as of 29 August 1997, consolidated text: Journal of Laws 2016, item 922 as amended.” 

 


 

advertisement publication date: 14 June, 2017

 

Postdoctoral fellow position in modeling of RNA-small molecule interactions
Bujnicki group in IIMCB, Warsaw, Poland 

We are looking for a junior postdoctoral researcher interested in software development, bioinformatics and molecular modeling, and motivated to develop a career in an interdisciplinary and international team. Our big goal is to model RNA-ligand interactions, towards the development of new drugs, and to design new RNA molecules that bind to selected ligands. This project offers opportunities for international collaborations with academia and industry. We are one of the most successful RNA modeling teams in the world: see rankings of RNA Puzzles. We offer you a chance to be a part of this success as a software programmer or molecular modeler

TEAM-programmer: You will be a leading programmer in the development of a new method for modeling of RNA-ligand complexes, based on our successful tool SimRNA. 
You must have skills in programming: experience with C/C++ is essential, coding in Python is advantageous. Experience in bioinformatics, molecular modeling etc. is advantageous, but not essential. 

TEAM-modeler: You will be involved in the application of modeling methods to predict RNA 3D structures and their complexes with small molecules. 
You must have experience in structural bioinformatics, molecular simulations, and/or computational chemistry. Experience in programming (especially C/C++ or Python) is advantageous, but not essential. 

Requirements: 

  • PhD in computer science, computational biology, computational chemistry, computational biophysics or related area, defended in 2012 or later
  • Documented experience in programming (C/C++ & Python) and/or in molecular modeling
  • Priority will be given to candidates with expertise most relevant to the project and to the general profile of the laboratory. The ability and interest to pursue challenging, interdisciplinary problems, and the ability to deliver results are essential. Highly motivated individuals with a strong desire to work in an interdisciplinary environment, who are comfortable working in strict collaboration with colleagues, and are willing to be directly responsible for their duties are encouraged to apply. To have an idea of the working activity of the host group, check the website http://genesilico.pl 

Key information about us:

  • We are an interdisciplinary team that combines basic science (to solve the mysteries of nature) and applied science (to make the discoveries practically useful). In our laboratory, software developers meet with experimental biologists, and high-throughput data analysis combines with sophisticated studies of individual biomacromolecules. We develop new computational methods, new tools for biotechnology, and molecules that will hopefully become drugs against diseases. Our current research goals are based on a wild ambition: to understand the structure of all RNA molecules that exist, and design molecules that do not exist yet. 
  • We are driven towards publication and application of our results. Our recent focus and biggest successes are in computational and experimental analyses of RNA and protein-RNA complexes. For examples, see: Smietanski et al. Nature Commun 2014, Boniecki et al. Nucleic Acids Res 2015. We are also involved in efforts towards commercialization of our results. 
  • We are hosted by IIMCB (http://iimcb.gov.pl), the top-ranked (A+) Polish research institute in biology. The institute provides cutting-edge equipment and facilities, in particular for bioinformatics (e.g. a computing cluster with >2000 cores), experimental molecular biology, and structural biology. IIMCB also provides support for science commercialization, development of spin-off companies etc.

We offer:

  • Contract 15000 PLN/month gross salary (~8000 PLN/month netto), with social security and benefits
  • Reduced-rate for individual medical care packages for you and your family
  • Reduced-rate memberships in MultiSport programme (https://www.benefitsystems.pl/en/for-you/multisport/)
  • Position with 100% focus on research (no teaching obligations)
  • Appointment starting 2 October 2017, funding guaranteed for 3 years, possible extension beyond this project. 
  • Participation in courses, scientific training, support from peers, and academic mentoring 

You will be a key member of a group working on a focused scientific project with well-defined goals that combines a big scientific challenge with opportunities to collaborate with other researchers. You will have access to modern equipment and support from other experienced researchers. The project provides opportunities for extensive interdisciplinary collaborations within the team and in the institute (e.g. with software developers, molecular modelers and experimentalists), as well as international collaborations with academia and industry.  This project offers various opportunities including leading the development of a major software package, practical application of a new cutting edge modeling approach towards computational drug development. You will have many chances to make your collaborative research a success and you will be expected to present your results at scientific conferences and co-authorize scientific publications.

How to apply:

  • We will collect applications until 14 July 2017
  • Apply now (or ask any questions you may have) to employment@genesilico.pl   
  • In the subject include "postdoc-TEAM-programmer or postdoc-TEAM-modeller" and your first and last name.
  • Your application must be in English and should contain a CV, a motivation letter (What is your scientific dream and how to you want to fulfill it? What are your key strengths? Why do you want to work with us?), a list of your significant achievements, and contacts to at least two potential referees, including at least one former or current direct supervisor. 
  • Please include the following statement in your application: "I hereby give consent for my personal data included in my application to be processed for the purposes of the recruitment process under the Personal Data Protection Act as of 29 August 1997, consolidated text: Journal of Laws 2016, item 922 as amended.”
  • Best candidates will be invited for an interview that will take place 19-21 July.

The project "Modeling of dynamic interactions between RNA and small molecules and its practical applications" is carried out within the TEAM Programme, being a Grant Project of the Foundation for Polish Science funded by the European Regional Development Fund within the framework of Smart Growth Operational Programme 2014-2020 (SG OP), Axis IV: Increasing the research potential, Measure 4.4: Increasing the human potential in R&D sector.


 

PhD student position in biochemistry and structural biology
Bujnicki group in IIMCB, Warsaw, Poland 

We are looking for a PhD student interested in biochemistry and structural biology, and motivated to develop a career in an interdisciplinary and international team. 
Our big goal is to model RNA-ligand interactions, towards the development of new drugs, and to design new RNA molecules that bind to selected ligands. This project offers opportunities for international collaborations with academia and industry. Our group successfully combines experimental and theoretical analyses of RNA, proteins, small molecules, and their complexes. We offer you a chance to be a part of this success as an interdisciplinary team as a biochemist/structural biologist, and develop your skills (both in experiment and in theory) while answering exciting scientific questions. 

You will be involved in the experimental analyses of RNA, using techniques of molecular biology, biochemistry and biophysics as well as in structure determination of RNA and its complexes using structural biology methods. You must have experience in molecular or structural biology. Experience in bioinformatics, molecular modeling etc. is advantageous, but not essential. 

Requirements: 

  • MSc in biochemistry, structural biology, molecular biology or related discipline and eligibility for PhD studies in Poland
  • Documented experience in biochemical analyses of biomacromolecules.
  • Priority will be given to candidates with expertise most relevant to the project and to the general profile of the laboratory. The ability and interest to pursue challenging, interdisciplinary problems, and the ability to deliver results are essential. Highly motivated individuals with a strong desire to work in an interdisciplinary environment, who are comfortable working in strict collaboration with colleagues, and are willing to be directly responsible for their duties are encouraged to apply. To have an idea of the working activity of the host group, check the website http://genesilico.pl 

Key information about us:

  • We are an interdisciplinary team that combines basic science (to solve the mysteries of nature) and applied science (to make the discoveries practically useful). In our laboratory, software developers meet with experimental biologists, and high-throughput data analysis combines with sophisticated studies of individual biomacromolecules. We develop new computational methods, new tools for biotechnology, and molecules that will hopefully become drugs against diseases. Our current research goals are based on a wild ambition: to understand the structure of all RNA molecules that exist, and design molecules that do not exist yet. 
  • We are driven towards publication and application of our results. Our recent focus and biggest successes are in computational and experimental analyses of RNA and protein-RNA complexes. For examples, see: Smietanski et al. Nature Commun 2014, Boniecki et al. Nucleic Acids Res 2015. We are also involved in efforts towards commercialization of our results. 
  • We are hosted by IIMCB (http://iimcb.gov.pl), the top-ranked (A+) Polish research institute in biology. The institute provides cutting-edge equipment and facilities, in particular for bioinformatics (e.g. a computing cluster with >2000 cores), experimental molecular biology, and structural biology. IIMCB also provides support for science commercialization, development of spin-off companies etc.

We offer:

  • PhD fellowship 3500 PLN/month 
  • Reduced-rate for individual medical care packages for you and your family
  • Reduced-rate memberships in MultiSport programme (https://www.benefitsystems.pl/en/for-you/multisport/)
  • Position with 100% focus on research (no teaching obligations)
  • Appointment starting 2 October 2017, funding guaranteed for 3 years, possible extension beyond this project. 
  • Participation in courses, scientific training, support from peers, and academic mentoring 

You will be a key member of a group working on a focused scientific project with well-defined goals that combines a big scientific challenge with opportunities to collaborate with other researchers. You will have access to modern equipment and support from other experienced researchers. The project provides opportunities for extensive interdisciplinary collaborations within the team and in the institute (e.g. with software developers, molecular modelers and experimentalists), as well as international collaborations with academia and industry. You will have many chances to make your collaborative research a success and you will be expected to present your results at scientific conferences and co-authorize scientific publications, and ultimately to include them in your PhD thesis.

How to apply:

  • We will collect applications until 14 July 2017
  • Apply now (or ask any questions you may have) to employment@genesilico.pl   
  • In the subject include "PhD-TEAM-biologist" and your first and last name.
  • Your application must be in English and should contain a CV, a motivation letter (What is your scientific dream and how to you want to fulfill it? What are your key strengths? Why do you want to work with us?), a list of your significant achievements, and contacts to at least two potential referees, including at least one former or current direct supervisor. 
  • Please include the following statement in your application: "I hereby give consent for my personal data included in my application to be processed for the purposes of the recruitment process under the Personal Data Protection Act as of 29 August 1997, consolidated text: Journal of Laws 2016, item 922 as amended.”
  • Best candidates will be invited for an interview that will take place 19-21 July.

The project "Modeling of dynamic interactions between RNA and small molecules and its practical applications" is carried out within the TEAM Programme, being a Grant Project of the Foundation for Polish Science funded by the European Regional Development Fund within the framework of Smart Growth Operational Programme 2014-2020 (SG OP), Axis IV: Increasing the research potential, Measure 4.4: Increasing the human potential in R&D sector.

 

 


 

PhD student position in modeling of RNA-small molecule interactions
Bujnicki group in IIMCB, Warsaw, Poland 

We are looking for a PhD student interested in bioinformatics, molecular modeling and software development, and motivated to develop a career in an interdisciplinary and international team. Our big goal is to model RNA-ligand interactions, towards the development of new drugs, and to design new RNA molecules that bind to selected ligands. This project offers opportunities for international collaborations with academia and industry. We are one of the most successful RNA modeling teams in the world: see rankings of RNA Puzzles. We offer you a chance to be a part of this success as a software programmer or molecular modeler. 

TEAM-modeler: You will be involved in the application of modeling methods to predict RNA 3D structures and their complexes with small molecules. 
You must have experience in structural bioinformatics, molecular simulations, and/or computational chemistry. Experience in programming (especially C/C++ or Python) is advantageous, but not essential. 

TEAM-programmer: You will be a leading programmer in the development of a new method for modeling of RNA-ligand complexes, based on our successful tool SimRNA. 
You must have skills in programming: experience with C/C++ is essential, coding in Python is advantageous. Experience in bioinformatics, molecular modeling etc. is advantageous, but not essential. 

Requirements: 

  • MSc in life sciences, computer science or related area, and eligibility for PhD studies in Poland
  • Documented experience in molecular modeling or in computer programming (C/C++ & Python) 
  • Priority will be given to candidates with expertise most relevant to the project and to the general profile of the laboratory. The ability and interest to pursue challenging, interdisciplinary problems, and the ability to deliver results are essential. Highly motivated individuals with a strong desire to work in an interdisciplinary environment, who are comfortable working in strict collaboration with colleagues, and are willing to be directly responsible for their duties are encouraged to apply. To have an idea of the working activity of the host group, check the website http://genesilico.pl 

Key information about us:

  • We are an interdisciplinary team that combines basic science (to solve the mysteries of nature) and applied science (to make the discoveries practically useful). In our laboratory, software developers meet with experimental biologists, and high-throughput data analysis combines with sophisticated studies of individual biomacromolecules. We develop new computational methods, new tools for biotechnology, and molecules that will hopefully become drugs against diseases. Our current research goals are based on a wild ambition: to understand the structure of all RNA molecules that exist, and design molecules that do not exist yet. 
  • We are driven towards publication and application of our results. Our recent focus and biggest successes are in computational and experimental analyses of RNA and protein-RNA complexes. For examples, see: Smietanski et al. Nature Commun 2014, Boniecki et al. Nucleic Acids Res 2015. We are also involved in efforts towards commercialization of our results. 
  • We are hosted by IIMCB (http://iimcb.gov.pl), the top-ranked (A+) Polish research institute in biology. The institute provides cutting-edge equipment and facilities, in particular for bioinformatics (e.g. a computing cluster with >2000 cores), experimental molecular biology, and structural biology. IIMCB also provides support for science commercialization, development of spin-off companies etc.

We offer:

  • PhD fellowship 3500 PLN/month 
  • Reduced-rate for individual medical care packages for you and your family
  • Reduced-rate memberships in MultiSport programme (https://www.benefitsystems.pl/en/for-you/multisport/)
  • Position with 100% focus on research (no teaching obligations)
  • Appointment starting 2 October 2017, funding guaranteed for 3 years, possible extension beyond this project. 
  • Participation in courses, scientific training, support from peers, and academic mentoring 

You will be a key member of a group working on a focused scientific project with well-defined goals that combines a big scientific challenge with opportunities to collaborate with other researchers. You will have access to modern equipment and support from other experienced researchers. The project provides opportunities for extensive interdisciplinary collaborations within the team and in the institute (e.g. with software developers, molecular modelers and experimentalists), as well as international collaborations with academia and industry. This project offers various opportunities including leading the development of a major software package, practical application of a new cutting edge modeling approach towards computational drug development. You will have many chances to make your collaborative research a success and you will be expected to present your results at scientific conferences and co-authorize scientific publications, and ultimately to include them in your PhD thesis.

How to apply:

  • We will collect applications until 14 July 2017
  • Apply now (or ask any questions you may have) to employment@genesilico.pl   
  • In the subject include "PhD-TEAM-programmer or PhD-TEAM-modeller" and your first and last name.
  • Your application must be in English and should contain a CV, a motivation letter (What is your scientific dream and how to you want to fulfill it? What are your key strengths? Why do you want to work with us?), a list of your significant achievements, and contacts to at least two potential referees, including at least one former or current direct supervisor. 
  • Please include the following statement in your application: "I hereby give consent for my personal data included in my application to be processed for the purposes of the recruitment process under the Personal Data Protection Act as of 29 August 1997, consolidated text: Journal of Laws 2016, item 922 as amended.”
  • Best candidates will be invited for an interview that will take place 19-21 July.

The project "Modeling of dynamic interactions between RNA and small molecules and its practical applications" is carried out within the TEAM Programme, being a Grant Project of the Foundation for Polish Science funded by the European Regional Development Fund within the framework of Smart Growth Operational Programme 2014-2020 (SG OP), Axis IV: Increasing the research potential, Measure 4.4: Increasing the human potential in R&D sector.

 

 


Research technician biochemistry, molecular biology
Bujnicki group in IIMCB, Warsaw, Poland 

We are looking for a technician interested in biochemistry and molecular biology, and motivated to develop a career in an interdisciplinary and international team. 
Our big goal is to model RNA-ligand interactions, towards the development of new drugs, and to design new RNA molecules that bind to selected ligands. This project offers opportunities for international collaborations with academia and industry. Our group successfully combines experimental and theoretical analyses of RNA, proteins, small molecules, and their complexes. We offer you a chance to be a part of this success as an interdisciplinary team as a biochemist/structural biologist, and develop your skills (both in experiment and in theory) while answering exciting scientific questions. 

You will work in one of the top-ranked research institutes in Poland. You will have access to modern equipment and support from other experienced researchers. The project provides opportunities for extensive interdisciplinary collaborations (e.g. with software developers, molecular modelers and experimentalists), as well as international collaborations with academia and industry. You will have many opportunities to make your collaborative research a success.
You must have experience in experimental analyses of RNA, techniques of molecular biology, biochemistry and biophysics, RNA structure probing and high-throughput analyses of small molecules (screening, binding assays).

Requirements: 

  • MSc or PhD in biochemistry, molecular biology or related discipline
  • Documented extensive experience in biochemical/biophysical analyses of biomacromolecules and/or in next-generation sequencing of RNA
  • Priority will be given to candidates with expertise most relevant to the project and to the general profile of the laboratory. The ability and interest to pursue challenging, interdisciplinary problems, and the ability to deliver results are essential. Highly motivated individuals with a strong desire to work in an interdisciplinary environment, who are comfortable working in strict collaboration with colleagues, and are willing to be directly responsible for their duties are encouraged to apply. To have an idea of the working activity of the host group, check the website http://genesilico.pl 

Key information about us:

  • We are an interdisciplinary team that combines basic science (to solve the mysteries of nature) and applied science (to make the discoveries practically useful). In our laboratory, software developers meet with experimental biologists, and high-throughput data analysis combines with sophisticated studies of individual biomacromolecules. We develop new computational methods, new tools for biotechnology, and molecules that will hopefully become drugs against diseases. Our current research goals are based on a wild ambition: to understand the structure of all RNA molecules that exist, and design molecules that do not exist yet. 
  • We are driven towards publication and application of our results. Our recent focus and biggest successes are in computational and experimental analyses of RNA and protein-RNA complexes. For examples, see: Smietanski et al. Nature Commun 2014, Boniecki et al. Nucleic Acids Res 2015. We are also involved in efforts towards commercialization of our results. 
  • We are hosted by IIMCB (http://iimcb.gov.pl), the top-ranked (A+) Polish research institute in biology. The institute provides cutting-edge equipment and facilities, in particular for bioinformatics (e.g. a computing cluster with >2000 cores), experimental molecular biology, and structural biology. IIMCB also provides support for science commercialization, development of spin-off companies etc.

We offer:

  • Contract: 8000 PLN of full remuneration cost, i.e. expected net salary at ~4500 PLN/month, with social security and benefits 
  • Reduced-rate for individual medical care packages for you and your family
  • Reduced-rate memberships in MultiSport programme (https://www.benefitsystems.pl/en/for-you/multisport/)
  • Appointment starting 2 October 2017, funding guaranteed for 3 years, possible extension beyond this project. 

You will be a member of a group working on a focused scientific project with well-defined goals that combines a big scientific challenge with opportunities to collaborate with other researchers. You will have access to modern equipment and support from other experienced researchers. The project provides opportunities for extensive interdisciplinary collaborations within the team and in the institute (e.g. with software developers, molecular modelers and experimentalists), as well as international collaborations with academia and industry. You will have many opportunities to make your collaborative research a success.

How to apply:

  • We will collect applications until 14 July 2017
  • Apply now (or ask any questions you may have) to employment@genesilico.pl   
  • In the subject include "PhD-TEAM-technician" and your first and last name.
  • Your application must be in English and should contain a CV, a motivation letter (What is your scientific dream and how to you want to fulfill it? What are your key strengths? Why do you want to work with us?), a list of your significant achievements, and contacts to at least two potential referees, including at least one former or current direct supervisor. 
  • Please include the following statement in your application: "I hereby give consent for my personal data included in my application to be processed for the purposes of the recruitment process under the Personal Data Protection Act as of 29 August 1997, consolidated text: Journal of Laws 2016, item 922 as amended.”
  • Best candidates will be invited for an interview that will take place 19-21 July.

The project "Modeling of dynamic interactions between RNA and small molecules and its practical applications" is carried out within the TEAM Programme, being a Grant Project of the Foundation for Polish Science funded by the European Regional Development Fund within the framework of Smart Growth Operational Programme 2014-2020 (SG OP), Axis IV: Increasing the research potential, Measure 4.4: Increasing the human potential in R&D sector.


 

Frequently asked questions:

 
Q: Is health insurance provided?
A: For postdoctoral and technician positions associated with a full work contract ("umowa o pracę"), full health insurance and social security (ZUS) is included. For undergraduate and gratuate students, and for volunteers, basic health insurance is provided, and if they wish, they may insure themselves individually to make their contribution to ZUS.
 
Q: Are references required?
A: Yes, references are an important part of the selection process and candidates for postdoctoral positions are asked to provide at least two names of referees (one name for students), including at least one former or current supervisor.
 
Q: I am not from Poland and I don't speak Polish. Am I eligible to apply?
A: Yes, IIMCB welcomes applications from outside Poland. IIMCB has an international culture, and the official working language is English.