Phd Student In Molecular And Structural Biology

Universities and Institutes of Poland

Poland

August 16, 2021

Description

  • Organisation/Company: University of Warsaw
  • Research Field: Biological sciences › Biology
  • Researcher Profile: First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • Application Deadline: 16/08/2021 21:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • Location: Poland › Warsaw
  • Type Of Contract: Temporary
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Hours Per Week: 40
  • Offer Starting Date: 06/12/2021
  • Reference Number: Sonata-PhD
  • We are looking for a PhD student to join the project team of Dr Katarzyna Bandyra at the University of Warsaw to work on the structure and function of human mitochondrial PNPase in the SONATA 16 grant funded by the National Science Centre, Poland. This is an opportunity to learn the exciting technique of cryoelectron microscopy which is revolutionizing structural biology and drug discovery. The project aims to discover ways that RNA may be imported into mitochondria, with important therapeutical implications for example in CRISPR gene therapy.

    For the latest example of Dr Bandyra's work, see: A cooperative PNPase-Hfq-RNA carrier complex facilitates bacterial riboregulation. Molecular Cell (2021) https: // doi.org/10.1016/j.molcel.2021.05.032

    Benefits

    The position will be available from December 2021 for 48 months. SONATA funding will provide net monthly studentship ~3780 PLN (5000 PLN brutto brutto) in the first 3 years. The 4th year of PhD studies will be covered by the University of Warsaw with basic net studentship around 3240 PLN.

    The PhD student will be enrolled in the Doctoral School of Exact and Natural Sciences of the University of Warsaw and be subject to social and health insurance.

    Eligibility criteria

    Certified copy of the diploma confirming graduation or a certificate confirming graduation (in the case of diplomas issued by foreign higher education schools, diploma stipulated in article 326, section 2, passage 2 or article 327, passage 2 of the act of July 20th, 2018 – Law on Higher Education and Science (Journal of Laws of 2018, item 1668, as amended), entitling to apply for conferment of a doctoral degree in the state in where such a certificate was issued by the relevant higher education school. In the event when the candidate is not in possession of the aforementioned documents, he/she is obliged to submit them prior to admission to University of Warsaw Doctoral School. Additional information on foreign school diplomas are available at: https: // nawa.gov.pl/en/recognition/recognition-for-academic- purposes/applying-for-admission-to-doctoral-studies

    Selection process

    The candidates should provide the following information with the application:

  • A Motivation letter,
  • 2 Letters of recommendation (preferably; including one from the thesis supervisor) or 2 e-mail contact details for referees
  • CV including: grade average from the studies, awards, studentships, major conference presentations, internships, publications, and any other relevant information.
  • The Clause of consent (“I agree to the processing of personal data provided in my application (CV, cover letter, and other submitted documents) by the University of Warsaw for realising my recruitment process.”; Please sign and date the consent) – see the Information clause, https: // gorna.uw.edu.pl/en/jobs or e.g. https:// www. chem.uw.edu.pl/oferty-pracy
  • The application should be sent by email by the end of August 2021 with a reference in the topic Sonata-PhD.

    The most promising candidates will be invited for an interview.

    Incomplete applications will not be considered.

    Additional comments

    Information clause

    Pursuant to Article 13 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation), University of Warsaw hereby informs:

  • The Controller of your personal data is the University of Warsaw with its registered office at Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28, 00-927 Warszawa;
  • The Controller has designated the Data Protection Officer who supervises the processing of personal data, and who can be contacted via the following e-mail address: iod@adm.uw.edu.pl;
  • Your personal data will be processed for the purpose of carrying out a recruitment process and selecting a student and concluding a contract for studentship at the University of Warsaw;
  • The provided data will be processed pursuant to Article 221 § 1 of the Act of 26 June 1974 Labor Code (uniformed text: Dz.U. of 2018, item 917) and your consent for processing of personal data;
  • Provision of data in the scope stipulated in the Labor Code is mandatory, and the remaining data are processed according to your consent for processing of personal data;
  • The data will not be shared with any external entities;
  • The data will be stored until you withdraw your consent for processing of personal data;
  • You have the right to access your personal data, to rectify, erase them, restrict their processing, object to processing, and to withdraw the consent at any time;
  • You have the right to lodge a complaint to the President of the Office for the Protection of Personal Data
  • Web site for additional job details

    https: // gorna.uw.edu.pl/en/jobs

    Offer Requirements
  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
  • Biological sciences: Master Degree or equivalent

    Skills/Qualifications

    We are looking for an outstanding young researcher who should have:

  • A Master's degree in molecular biology, biotechnology or a related field
  • Good knowledge and experience with basic molecular biology techniques
  • Good organisation skills
  • Good spoken and written English (at least B2 level)
  • Experience with RNA manipulation and structural biology would be an advantage
  • Specific Requirements

    The scope of work will include:

  • cloning, mutagenesis of protein expression constructs
  • protein expression in bacterial and mammalian systems,
  • protein purification,
  • characterisation of the enzymatic activity
  • protein structural analysis.
  • Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: University of Warsaw
  • Department: Department of Chemistry - Structural Biology Group
  • Organisation Type: Higher Education Institute
  • Website: https: // gorna.uw.edu.pl
  • E-Mail: recruit.bandyra@gmail.com
  • Country: Poland
  • City: Warsaw
  • State/Province: mazowieckie
  • Postal Code: 02-089
  • Street: CNBCh Zwirki i Wigury 101
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