We currently offer the following positions in the Bujnicki group in IIMCB, Warsaw, Poland
 

  1. PhD Student Position in computational design of RNA molecules with new 3D structures
  2. PhD Student Position in software development, bioinformatics, molecular simulations and modeling

 

red - jobs focused on software development (with some molecular modeling)
orange - jobs focused on modeling and data analyses (with some software development)
green - jobs focused on experimental biochemistry and biophysics

 

 


 

PhD Student Position in computational design of RNA molecules with new 3D structures

 

You will join to the project entitled “Development of new methods for designing RNA molecules that fold into desired spatial structures and their use for development of new functional RNAs and for prediction of noncoding RNAs in transcriptome sequences", which is carried out as the OPUS 2017/25/B/NZ2/01294 grant of the Polish National Science Center. The goal of the project is to develop and test in practice a new method for designing RNA molecules with programmed structures and functions. You will be involved in collaborative work on software development (coding in C/C++ and in Python) and in computational design/modeling of RNA 3D structures. We provide opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations within the team, in the institute (with software developers, molecular modelers, and experimentalists), as well as with international partners.

The PhD student will be selected from candidates in an open competition, according to the procedure complying the rules for granting scholarships for young scientists in research projects funded by the National Science Centre (NCN Council Resolution No. 96/2016 dated October 27, 2016 r.) and 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.

We are hosted by IIMCB (http://iimcb.gov.pl), the top-ranked (A+) Polish research institute in biology, with cutting-edge equipment and facilities, in particular for bioinformatics, experimental molecular and structural biology.

Requirements:

  • MSc degree (or equivalent) in computer science, physics, molecular biology, chemistry or related area (defended before the start of the work on the project) 
  • Eligibility for PhD studies in Poland under the supervision of prof. Bujnicki
  • Documented experience in programming (preferably Python and/or C/C++). However, knowledge of Python or C/C++ is not mandatory, and experience with other programming languages will also be considered, but the candidate must be willing to learn C/C++.
  • A proactive approach to achieving tasks and objectives, good interpersonal skills, collaborative attitude.
  • Experience in bioinformatics, molecular modeling, data analysis etc. is advantageous, but not essential.
  • Priority will be given to candidates with expertise most relevant to the project and to the profile of the laboratory
  • Have very good written and oral communication in English
  • Enjoy working in a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment

We offer:

  • Full-time PhD scholarship for 36 months 
  • 3500 PLN of full stipend cost per month
  • Position with 100% focus on research (no teaching obligations)
  • Benefits including reduced-rate for an individual medical care package and membership in MultiSport programme 
  • Full technical, administrative and organizational support from professional English-speaking personnel 
  • Participation in courses, scientific training, support from peers, and academic mentoring

Deadline for applications is November 4th, 2018. Job starting date is December, 2018.

How to apply: 

  • Apply now to recruitment@iimcb.gov.pl
  • In the subject include "PhD-OPUS-RNAbioinfo" and your first and last name.
  • Your application must be submitted in English and should contain a CV, a motivation letter, a description of your key achievements, and contacts to at least two potential referees, including one of your supervisors. 
  • Please include the following statement in your application: “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 https://www.iimcb.gov.pl/pl/information-clause
  • The competition may be extended until a suitable candidate who fulfils all requirements is found. 

Substantive inquiries can be addressed directly to Prof. Janusz M. Bujnicki, Head of Laboratory iamb@genesilico.pl
In administrative matters please contact Katarzyna Fiedorowicz, Head of HR Unit kfiedorowicz@iimcb.gov.pl

 

 


 

PhD Student Postion in software development, bioinformatics, molecular simulations and modeling

 

We are looking for a junior scientist, interested in software development, bioinformatics, molecular simulations and modeling, and motivated to develop a career in an interdisciplinary and international team.

The project “A coarse-grained method for RNA 3D structure modeling, with emphasis on non-canonical base pairing" (PI: dr. Michal Boniecki) is carried out as the OPUS 2016/23/B/ST6/03433 grant of the Polish National Science Center. The PhD student will be selected from candidates in an open competition, according to the procedure complying the rules for granting scholarships for young scientists in research projects funded by the National Science Centre (NCN Council Resolution No. 96/2016 dated. October 27, 2016 r.) The goal of the project is to further develop SimRNA, which is now one of the best methods for 3D RNA structure prediction and simulations, in the field. We intend to improve the prediction of non-canonical base-pairs, and to improve the overall specificity. Additional tasks include RNA 3D structure prediction with additional restraints and setting up a web server. We provide opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations within the team, in the institute, as well as with international partners.

The PhD student will be selected from candidates in an open competition, according to the procedure complying the rules for granting scholarships for young scientists in research projects funded by the National Science Centre (NCN Council Resolution No. 96/2016 dated October 27, 2016 r.)  and 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


We are hosted by IIMCB (http://iimcb.gov.pl), the top-ranked (A+) Polish research institute in biology, with cutting-edge equipment and facilities, in particular for bioinformatics, experimental molecular and structural biology.

Requirements: 

  • MSc in computer science, physics, chemistry or related area (defended before the start of the work on the project)
  • Eligibility for PhD studies in Poland
  • Documented experience in programming/designing in C/C++ and/or Python
  • Understanding issues of 3D geometry, derivation of statistical potentials, running simulations, working in Linux
  • Proactive approach to achieving tasks and objectives, good interpersonal skills, collaborative attitude
  • Experience in bioinformatics, molecular modeling etc. is advantageous, but not essential. 
  • Priority will be given to candidates with expertise most relevant to the project and to the profile of the laboratory

We offer:

  • PhD fellowship 3000 PLN/month 
  • Position with 100% focus on research (no teaching obligations)
  • Participation in courses, scientific training, support from peers, and academic mentoring
  • Benefits including reduced-rate for an individual medical care package and membership in MultiSport programme

Deadline for applications is November 19th, 2018. Job starting date is December, 2018.

How to apply:

  • Apply now to recruitment@iimcb.gov.pl 
  • In the subject include "PhD-SimRNA-devel" and your first and last name.
  • Your application must be in English and should contain a CV, a motivation letter (What are your key strengths? Why do you want to work with us? Your scientific dream?) preferably in one pdf file, below 5 MB, a description of your key achievements, and contacts to at least two potential referees, including at least one direct supervisor. 
  • Please include the following statement in your application: “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 https://www.iimcb.gov.pl/pl/information-clause

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

 

Substantive inquiries can be addressed directly to dr. Michał Boniecki, PI of the project mboni@genesilico.pl

In administrative matters please contact Katarzyna Fiedorowicz, Head of HR Unit kfiedorowicz@iimcb.gov.pl

 


 

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.