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The Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAS is seeking a candidate for the position of: Post-doc


The Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAS is seeking a candidate for the position of: Post-doc


Number of available positions: 1

Place of work: Laboratory of Molecular Membrane Biology

Researcher career profiles (R1-R4): R2
Field of science:  cell biology, immunology

Type of recruitment:  NCN Opus20 “Mechanisms controlling endocytosis of CD14 as targets for regulation of inflammatory responses of macrophages



  • PhD degree in biological or technical sciences with a specialization in cell biology, molecular biology, biotechnology, biochemistry, or related
  • doctoral degree obtained not earlier than 7 years before the year of employment in the project (excluding leaves related to the care and upbringing of children)
  • high motivation to work in research and proven achievements in the field of cell biology, immunology, biochemistry, or related (publications, speeches at conferences, research internships, awards, scholarships)
  • experience in the application of methods of cell biology, biochemistry, cell line culture. Skills in genetic manipulations including the CRISPR / Cas9 method, experience in working with lipids, confocal microscopy are welcome
  • Ability to carry out independent research work, including formulating and testing hypotheses as well as planning and performing experiments
  • knowledge of basic computer programs, including statistical programs; very good knowledge of English


Project description:

The project aims to unravel mechanisms controlling constitutive and ligand-induced endocytosis of CD14 protein as targets for the regulation of inflammatory responses of macrophages.


Scope of tasks:

  • Planning and carrying out experiments, and analysis of results
  • Conducting cell cultures and genetic manipulations of the level of proteins involved in the endocytosis of the CD14 (including microscopic observations); analysis of changes in the inflammatory response of cells (including immunoblotting, ELISA, qPCR), and the activity of enzymes involved in lipid metabolism
  • Analysis of palmitoylome using ABE and CLICK methods


Employment conditions:

  • type of contract: contract of employment
  • duration of contract: 24 months
  • position starts on: Jan 01st, 2022


I offer a job in a young team with extensive experience in research in the field of cell membrane biology and signal transduction that regulates the inflammatory response of macrophages.


Application procedure and deadline

Required documents:

  • curriculum vitae and cover letter
  • copy of PhD diploma
  • brief description of professional experience with emphasis on research techniques used by the applicant
  • contact details of two independent academics ready to provide references
  • declaration of the applicant that his work is not financed by other projects of the National Science Center


You can use the Polish equivalent of a foreign academic degree if it meets at least one of the following criteria:

  • is covered by the provisions of an international agreement on the equivalence of education,
  • was issued by an authorized institution operating in an EU, OECD or EFTA Member State,
  • was issued in another country and recognized on the basis of the regulations on the recognition of academic degrees obtained abroad (learn more about the procedure for the recognition of academic degrees:

The documents should be sent  to, the deadline is Sep 27th, 2021

The selected candidates may be invited for a scientific interview, to demonstrate her/his scientific achievements.

Contact information:

Link to website:

Personal information protection clauses to be included in application documents.


Please include the following clause in your CV:

I give consent for my personal data included in the recruitment form to be processed by Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAS with its registered seat in Warsaw at Pasteur Street No. 3 (data controller) for the purposes of recruitment for post-doc position pursuant to 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 in compliance with a legal obligation to which the data controller is subject to (Art. 6 section 1 letter a) and the Act on personal data protection of 10 May 2018 (Journal of Laws of 2018, item 1000).

Additional information:

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Personal data in the recruitment form is collected and will be processed only for the purposes of recruitment for  post-doc position conducted by Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAS.

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20 August 2021