Post-Doc In Experimental Biophysics

Universities and Institutes of Poland


September 30, 2022


  • Organisation/Company: Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw
  • Research Field: Physics › Biophysics
  • Researcher Profile: Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • Application Deadline: 30/09/2022 16:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • Location: Poland › 02-668 Warsaw
  • Type Of Contract: Temporary
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Hours Per Week: 40
  • Offer Starting Date: 01/10/2022
  • Reference Number: #JOB42/2022
  • Job Summary:

    The postdoctoral researcher will join the Laboratory of Biological Physics at the Institute

    of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, to be involved in the research project entitled

    “Studies of interactions and dynamics of intrinsically disordered proteins in crucial

    biological processes - biophysical perspective including single molecule approach”. The

    candidate will perform both wet-lab experiments as well as spectroscopic and

    microscopic studies focused on properties and interactions of poly(A)-specific

    ribonuclease (PARN).

    Job Description:

    The project has an interdisciplinary character. PARN is the key deadenylase during

    embryogenesis and early development, and play a fundamental role in telomere

    metabolism. The 3' deadenylase activity of PARN depends on the mRNA 5' cap. PARN

    is a homodimer with three domains and an intrinsically disordered C-terminal fragment

    in each monomer. The C-terminal IDR constitutes significant part of the protein and

    contains a nuclear localization signal. The research topics will concern the structural

    dynamics of the full-length protein, verification of the hypothesis of the circular mRNA

    bound by a single PARN molecule, properties of NLS and the possibility of PARN

    participation in the liquid phase separation process. The research methodology will be

    based mainly on experimental methods of molecular biophysics.


    - PhD degree in one of the following disciplines: biophysics, physics, chemistry,

    molecular biology, biochemistry or biotechnology, obtained no earlier than seven

    years before the opening date of the call (excluding parental leaves);

    - Previous relevant experience in protein science documented by publications;

    - Strong interest in molecular biophysics, ability to work in an interdisciplinary team;

    - Experience with experimental techniques in biophysics and/or molecular biology;

    - Good command of spoken and written English;

    - Diligence, intellectual curiosity, teamwork skills, resposibility for the assigned tasks,

    reliability, creativity, analytical thinking, consistency in achieving results, abity to

    work under the pressure of time.

    Selection process

    Application deadline: September 30th, 2022 Applications sent after the deadline will not

    be considered.

    Required materials:

    • Curriculum Vitae

    • List of publications

    • Motivation letter

    • Contact data (e-mail) to at least two potential referees.

    • If applicable - documents confirming scientific stays in foreign institutions (foreign

    relative to the country of your doctoral degree).

    • Consent to process your personal data (expressed on the form attached to this

    announcement) https:// www.

    • Certificate of obtaining a doctorate issued by an institution recognised in Poland. In the

    case of institutions not recognised in Poland, the doctorate will have to be nostrified before


    All materials should be submitted in electronic form to the address: with Job ID in the subject

    Additional comments

    Main research field: Physics, Biology

    Sub Research Field: Biophysics

    Career Stage: Experienced researcher or 4-10 yrs (Post-Doc)

    Research Profile (details): Recognised Researcher (R2)

    Type of Contract: Temporary (October 2022 - April 2023 with possibility of

    prolongation up to 17 months)

    Status: Full-time

    Salary: Approximately 8300 PLN per month (before ~ 30% taxes, exact amount depends

    slightly on applicable social security contributions).


    More information can be obtained from Dr. Anna Niedźwiecka


    https:// www.

    Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: Institute of Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw
  • Department: Scientific Secretariat - -
  • Organisation Type: Public Research Institution
  • Website: https://
  • Country: Poland
  • City: 02-668 Warsaw
  • Street: al. Lotników 32/46