Job ID: 116472

Postdoctoral Researcher at Laboratory of Preclinical Testing of Higher Standard

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 30 September 2023

Employment Start Date: 1 January 2024

Contract Length: 36 months

City: Warsaw

Country: Poland

Institution: Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAS



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

Postdoctoral Researcher at Laboratory of Preclinical Testing of Higher Standard


Number of available positions: 1

Place of work: Laboratory of Preclinical Testing of Higher Standard, Neurobiology Center

Researcher career profiles (R1-R4): R2

Field of science: biological sciences; computational biology, molecular biology, biochemistry

Type of recruitment: NCN OPUS-24 grant “Blood plasma microRNA profile as a basis for detecting Alzheimer’s disease and dementia risk in pre-symptomatic individuals ”



  • PhD degree in computational biology, bioinformatics, molecular biology, biochemistry, or related disciplines,
  • documented experience and achievements in the application of in the use
    of computational methods, especially machine learning, for analysis of molecular biology data, such as transcriptomic data (e.g. publications, abstracts, previous employment, speeches at conferences, research internships, awards, scholarships, patent applications),
  • knowledge and experience in methods of statistical data analysis,
  • some knowledge of molecular biology methods, especially in the field of nucleic acid isolation and RT-qPCR,
  • experience in finding and testing new biomarkers is welcome,
  • high motivation to work in science,
  • very good command of spoken and written English,
  • It is expected that the post-doc will not take up other jobs during the period
    of employment in the project.


Project description:

Further information can be obtained by contacting the project manager, prof. dr hab. Urszula Wojda (


Scope of tasks:

  • machine learning-based collection and computational analysis of miRNA profiling data obtained by RT-qPCR
  • in silico data integration to identify the miRNA-mRNA network regulated by miRNAs tested,
  • support in statistical analysis of all data,
  • participation in data interpretation, preparation of manuscripts for publication,
  • preparation of seminars,
  • direct supervision of a doctoral student profiling miRNA using RT-qPCR.


Employment conditions:

  • type of contract: employment contract,
  • commencement date: January 1, 2024,
  • fixed-term contract, 36 months,
  • additional benefits: medical package, social fund.

The researcher will have the opportunity to work in the scientifically stimulating research environment of the Nencki Institute, in one of the most modern laboratories of the Neurobiology Center. She/he will collaborate with internationally recognized experts in the field of neurodegenerative research.


Application procedure and deadline:

The documents should be sent to: with the annotation In the subject “Postdoctoral Researcher LapRec” by 30.09.2023.


The application should include:

  • curriculum vitae with a list of publications,
  • letter of motivation,
  • a copy of the diploma confirming obtaining the doctoral degree,
  • letters of recommendation and contact details of two independent researchers ready to provide references,
  • a list of research techniques used by the applicant,
  • candidate’s declaration that it is not financed by other National ,
  • Science Center projects,
  • a statement that the Institute of Experimental Biology M. Nencki PAN will be primary place of employment,


The candidates may include additional information or copies of documents/certificates in support of the application.

You can use the foreign equivalent of a Polish 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:


Contact information:

Link to the Laboratory’s website:


Additional information:

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