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Laboratory of Bioinformatics and Protein Engineering at the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IIMCB), Warsaw, headed by Prof. Janusz M. Bujnicki, offers a position for a


Postdoctoral Researcher

in experimental structural biology of RNA


Deadline for applications: March 15th, 2024. Preferred job starting date: May 15th, 2024 or as soon as possible


As a Postdoctoral Researcher, you will be involved in interdisciplinary analyses of RNA structure focused on mechanistic, structure-level understanding of how posttranscriptional modifications influence RNA folding and its ability to form alternative 3D structures.


This position is ideal for you if you have solid experience in experimental structural biology (for proteins and/or nucleic acids) or in the analysis of RNA modifications. We are also interested in applications from candidates with experience in other areas related to experimental studies of RNA structure, who can contribute new techniques to be used in our interdisciplinary work. We are looking for applicants interested in applying for extramural grants or fellowships.


The Institute www.iimcb.gov.pl 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. The institute is located in a large biomedical campus that offers access to equipment and various possibilities of training and collaboration. We provide opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations. The working language of the institute is English.



We offer:

• Full-time contract (“umowa o pracę”) for at least 18 months, with an intended extension depending on performance and applications for extramural funding.

• Gross monthly remuneration starting at 7500 PLN/month, net approx. 6000 PLN/month, commensurate with experience (the final monthly gross salary will be calculated individually during the employment process, taking into account the length of service). Additional bonuses such as the 13th salary after working for the Institute for six months in a given calendar year, or Christmas bonus may supplement this salary.

• Benefits including reduced-rate for an individual medical care package and membership in the MultiSport program

• Work in a multidisciplinary, international team, in a dynamic organization, with multiple opportunities for professional development, participation in courses, scientific training and academic mentoring

• Administrative and organizational support from professional English-speaking personnel


We require:

• Ph.D. in any relevant area (e.g., biology, chemistry, etc.), defended no more than 7 years before the start of the contract (according to the rules of the funding agency).

• Fulfillment of formal criteria of the competition in particular section 2.1.1: https://tinyurl.com/5em5kbah

• Experience related to at least one of the following areas: experimental structure determination of biological macromolecules (e.g., cryo-EM, X-ray crystallography, experimental molecular biology of RNA (e.g., NGS-based methods), or biophysical analyses of macromolecular structure and dynamics

• approach to achieving objectives, good interpersonal skills, collaborative and adaptive attitude

• Very good organizational skills, especially project and time management skills

• Very good command of English (written and oral communication) and presentation skills




How to apply:

• Email your application to recruitment@iimcb.gov.pl  

• In the subject of the message include "IIMCB-postdoc-structural-biologist" and your first and last name

• application must be submitted in English and should contain: 1) a CV, 2) a cover letter including a short description of key achievements and expertise how they relate to the position offered, 3) contacts to at least two potential referees, including Ph.D. . At this stage, please do not attach copies of diplomas, .

• Please include the following statement in 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.” data will the recruitment procedure by the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Warsaw. Full information is available under the link https://bit.ly/3UFWpY2.

• We will contact only selected best candidates, who may be given additional questions and tasks as a part of the recruitment process


The Postdoctoral Researcher will be selected from candidates 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://tinyurl.com/54meyr6r. The competition may be extended or repeated until suitable candidates who fulfill all requirements are found.


This position is offered within a project entitled “Unraveling the influence of posttranscriptional modifications on RNA 3D structure formation and its dynamics, with the integrated use of theoretical and experimental approaches” carried out as the OPUS grant of the Polish National Science Centre (UMO-2020/37/B/NZ2/02456).