Job Vacancy is announced
by the Director of Mossakowski Medical Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences
for the position of
assistant professor
in the Laboratory of Protein Engineering

City: Warsaw
Position: assistant professor
Number of positions: 3
Scientific discipline: medical sciences
Announcement date: March 28th, 2024
Application deadline: April 12th, 2024
Expected date of competition results announcement: the second half of April 2024

Date of taking the position: May 2024

Keywords: protein biochemistry, recombinant proteins, microbiology, pathogenic bacteria.

Current research program of the Laboratory of Protein Engineering:

  • isolation and characterization of bacterial proteins,
  • protein engineering,
  • assessment of the activity of peptidoglycan hydrolases,
  • structural studies of proteins,
  • investigation of the role and relevance of selected autolysins in physiology of bacterial cells.

The area of the research in which the candidate would participate:

  • biochemical and structural characterization of bacterial proteins,
  • optimization of the production and purification of recombinant proteins.

Description of job position activities:

  • active participation in the scientific activities of the Laboratory, the Institute, and the scientific community,
  • active acquisition of research funding by preparation of grant applications in accordance with competition rules,
  • analysis of the obtained data,
  • preparation of manuscripts and their publication,
  • preparation of conference presentations, and representing the Institute at scientific conferences,
  • active participation in seminars, courses, and training.

Obligatory requirements:

  • at least a Ph.D. degree in medical, biological or related sciences,
  • at least 2 original articles in scientific journals indexed in JCR, including at least one of which the candidate is the first author, the first equal author or a corresponding author, published after obtaining the Ph.D. degree, but not containing the results of the Ph.D. thesis,
  • documented participation in the implementation of research projects for which financing has been obtained through competition,
  • experience in molecular biology and biochemistry methods and in conducting bacterial cultures,
  • documented active participation in national and international conferences and symposia,
  • indicating the Mossakowski Medical Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences as the first-place
  • fluency in English, both spoken and written.

Additional requirements (desirable):

  • knowledge of methods used in structural biology (crystallography, NMR, HDX),
  • ability to work with bacteria and fungi,
  • experience in microscopic techniques,
  • knowledge of statistical methods,
  • creativity, readiness for new challenges, and ability to work in a team.

We offer:

  • employment contract (full-time position),
  • opportunity for scientific development and independence in project management for which funding was obtained independently by the candidate,
  • participation in the implementation of other projects,
  • opportunity to attend conferences and to participate in internships abroad,
  • additional support from the social fund,
  • opportunity to join a group insurance program, medical service package, and to obtain a Multisport card on preferential terms,
  • work in a good team, in a nice atmosphere.

Required documents:

  • cover letter with information about scientific interests,
  • CV containing information on education, scientific achievements, and previous work positions,
  • a list of publications with the indication of papers published before and after the Ph.D. defense,
  • a copy of the diploma confirming the possession of the required academic degree,
  • documents confirming the fulfillment of other requirements specified in the announcement of the competition.

How to apply:
The application should be addressed to the Director of Mossakowski Medical Research Institute, Polish Academy
of Sciences. The required documents in electronic form (pdf format only) should be sent to the following e-mail address:
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and must be received by the Institute by April 12th, 2024.

Please include the following job offer identification number in your application:  SDI.111.2.2024
The date of receipt of documents by MMRI PAS is decisive - the applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
Anticipated result announcement date: the second half of April 2024.
Envisaged job starting date: May 2024.
The competition for the post of assistant is carried out in accordance with “Regulations of the employment for the scientific positions in MMRI PAS”.


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