Job ID: 117561

Postdoctoral Researcher at Laboratory of Host-Microbiota Interactions

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 15 February 2024

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 Host-Microbiota Interactions


Number of available positions: 1

Place of work: Laboratory of Host-Microbiota Interactions

Researcher career profiles (R1-R4): R2

Field of science: Neuroscience, Immunology, Microbiome

Type of recruitment: NCN OPUS-21 grant



  • Ph.D. degree in a relevant field,
  • Research experience in the field of neuroscience, immunology or microbiome,
  • Extensive training in animal experimentation (especially mouse models of neuroinflammation),
  • Excellent skills in cell culture (especially organoids) and flow cytometry,
  • Doctoral degree obtained not earlier than 7 years before the year of employment in the project. The period of 7 years may be extended by the duration specified in the NCN regulations.
  • Good command of written and spoken English.


Project description:

You will explore the therapeutic potential of the gut microbiome in the context of multiple sclerosis (MS). You will screen candidate microbial metabolites using brain organoids and a mouse model of MS, and decipher their mechanisms of action. In addition to performing experiments, you will develop new directions for the project, train/supervise junior staff members, and write manuscripts. We offer a dynamic work environment that will prepare you to become a fully independent researcher. An employer’s gross salary of PLN 11’667/month (ca. 7’000 net) is offered, as well as a medical care package and social benefits.


Employment conditions:

  • full-time employment contract,
  • gross monthly remuneration: 11 667 PLN/month (employer’s gross, net approx. 7000 PLN/month;
  • duration of contract: 2 years (3 month probation period),
  • the starting date: negotiable, earliest 1st March 2024


Application procedure and deadline:

Required documents:

  • CV with a publication list,
  • Copy of a Ph.D. diploma,
  • Cover letter,
  • Contact details for 2 academic referees,
  • Statement by the candidate that he/she will not receive remuneration from other projects funded by the National Science Centre.
  • Declaration that the candidate will not take up other jobs during the period of employment in the project.

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:


Applications should be sent to with note: Postdoctoral Researcher TW till 15.02.2024 or until the position is filled.

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


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