Postdoctoral Researcher

Universities and Institutes of Poland


February 20, 2022


  • Organisation/Company: The International Institute of Molecular Mechanisms and Machines Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Research Field: Biological sciences › Biology
  • Researcher Profile: Recognised Researcher (R2) Established Researcher (R3)
  • Application Deadline: 20/02/2022 23:00 - Europe/London
  • Location: Poland › Warsaw
  • Type Of Contract: Temporary
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Hours Per Week: 40
  • Offer Starting Date: 01/03/2022
  • Reference Number: Postdoc OPUS 18 A.Ch
  • The International Institute of Molecular Mechanisms and Machines (IMol) Polish Academy of Sciences, was constituted in December 2020, in partnership with University Medical Center Göttingen, Germany and University of Warsaw, Poland.

    IMol has been established to conduct scientific research and provide training in the fields of biological, chemical, medical, biotechnological, bioinformatics, biophysical, pharmacological, and similar sciences, in the international environment conducive to collaborative efforts, research and development interactions with biotechnological industry, and wide dissemination of our results.

    Currently IMol is seeking for highly motivated candidates for a position of:

    POSTDOC in OPUS 18 project – Prof. Agnieszka Chacińska, PhD

    A few words about the research group:

    Laboratory of Mitochondrial Biogenesis led by Prof. Agnieszka Chacińska is a research group with an excellent publication record in molecular cell biology. We are interested in fundamental cellular mechanisms in physiology as well as in pathology and ageing. Our research is focused on mechanisms of protein import to mitochondria and on the cellular response to dysfunction of these mechanisms. We use diverse model systems such as human cells, yeast, fish Danio rerio and worm Caenorhabditis elegans.

    Project leader: Prof. Agnieszka Chacińska, PhD

    Project title: “Molecular mechanisms modulating the function of UCH-L1 deubiquitinase in human mitochondria”

    Project description: Ubiquitin Proteasome System (UPS) is involved in quality control of mitochondrial proteome. Ubiquitin carboxyl-terminal hydrolase isozyme L1 (UCH-L1), a part of the UPS, is associated with neurodegeneration in Parkinson and Alzheimer diseases, which also share an involvement of mitochondria in their etiology. The aim of this project is to explore molecular mechanisms of UCH-L1 function as well as its implication in the mitochondria linked neurodegeneration.

    Description of your tasks:

    - Performing experiments using biochemical, cell and molecular biology techniques (independently and in collaboration with other team members)

    - Designing experiments and analysing data

    - Writing manuscripts

    - Participation in supervision of MSc and PhD students

    - Participation in preparation of grant applications

    - Active participation in lab meetings, scientific seminars and conferences


    - Work in an active team in an excellent scientific environment

    - Access to the state-of-the-art equipment and facilities

    - Participation in courses and conferences

    - Comprehensive training in biochemistry, cell and molecular biology techniques

    - Type of contract: full time, fixed time contract of employment, 48 months, 10k. pln total cost (ca. 5.950 net)/month

    Selection process

    Please apply by sending required documents:

    - Motivation letter;

    - CV;

    - A list of publications and conferences attended;

    - One letter of support from an academic supervisor.

    to with subject: "Postdoc position in OPUS 18 Prof. A Chacińska"

    To allow us to process your data, please include the following statement in your application:

    “I hereby consent to have my personal data processed by The International Institute of Molecular Mechanisms and Machines Polish Academy of Sciences, with its registered office: Smetany 2, 00-783 Warszawa for the purpose of carrying out a recruitment process and I Agree for a transfer of provided data to any entity responsible for the implementation of project OPUS 18 Prof. A Chacińska. I have been informed of my rights and duties. I understand that provision of my personal data is voluntary.”

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    Offer Requirements
  • Biological sciences: PhD or equivalent

  • ENGLISH: Excellent


    - Doctoral degree in molecular biology, genetics or biochemistry;

    - Strong publication record and experimental training;

    - Ability to work both independently and as a part of a team;

    - Ability to communicate fluently in English (written and spoken);

    - Strong motivation to work and pursue scientific questions, creativity and analytical thinking;

    - Research experience in another area of molecular biology will be advantageous

    Specific Requirements Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: The International Institute of Molecular Mechanisms and Machines Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Organisation Type: Public Research Institution
  • Website: https:// imol.instiutute
  • E-Mail:
  • Country: Poland
  • City: Warsaw
  • State/Province: mazowieckie
  • Street: Smetany