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The Laboratory of RNA Biology – ERA Chairs Group at the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IIMCB), Warsaw, headed by Professor Andrzej Dziembowski, is looking for Research Specialist.

You will join the project entitled “Oncogenic mechanisms of DIS3 mutations”, which is carried out as the MAESTRO (UMO-2016/22/A/NZ4/00380) grant of the Polish National Science Centre.

One of the most frequently mutated genes in multiple myeloma is an exosome complex associated ribonuclease DIS3, but the role of these mutations in cancer progression remains unknown. Our unpublished results strongly suggest that mutations in DIS3 have a mutator effect specific to antibody-producing B cells, from which multiple myeloma originates. The aim of this project is to understand how mutations in DIS3 promote tumor formation.

The ideal candidate should be able to pursue challenging tasks, think independently, achieve objectives and collaborate with other researchers.

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.

Requirements for the candidate:

  • MSc degree in biology, biotechnology or related area of science

  • High motivation, analytical skills and independent thinking

  • Very good organizational skills

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

  • Documented extensive experience in the molecular biology lab and/or handling mice

We offer:

  • Full-time contract (“umowa o pracę”)

  • Gross remuneration ~ 4200 – 5600 PLN/month (depending on experience)

  • Appointment available from September 2021 or as soon as possible after that date

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

  • Participation in courses, scientific training, support from peers, and academic mentoring

  • Administrative and organizational support from professional English-speaking personnel

The deadline for applications is August 22nd, 2021 (but can be prolonged if no suitable candidates are found). Job starting date is September 2021 (it will also depend on the current epidemiological situation).

How to apply:

  • Apply now (before the deadline of August 22nd, 2021) to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • In the subject include your first and last name.

  • Your application must be submitted in English and should contain: 1) a CV, 2) a cover letter including a short description of your key achievements and explicit responses to the following questions: What are your scientific interests and how do they relate to requirements of the position offered? What are your key strengths? What do you know about our laboratory and why do you want to work with us?, 3) contacts to at least two potential referees, including your MSc (or PhD) supervisor. At this stage, please do not attach copies of diplomas, etc.

  • 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://bit.ly/3ioimKu. Best candidate(s) may be given additional questions and tasks as a part of the recruitment process.

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

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This recruitment is supported by the MOSaIC project funded from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no 810425.

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