Job ID: 99217

Postdoctoral Researcher in the Laboratory of Host-Microbiota Interactions

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 28 February 2022

City: Warszwa

Country: Poland

Institution: Instytut Biologii Doświadczalnej im. M. Nenckiego PAN



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

Postdoctoral Researcher in the Laboratory of Host-Microbiota Interactions

Place of work: Laboratory of Host-Microbe Interactions, Nencki Institute

Researcher career profiles: R2 Field of science: Neuroscience, Immunology, Microbiome

Type of recruitment: NCN OPUS-21


  • 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 and flow cytometry
  • The ability to analyze RNA-seq data (R/Python)
  • Enthusiasm and passion for research

Project description and the scope of tasks:

You will explore the therapeutic potential of the gut microbiome in the context of multiple sclerosis (MS). You will screen candidate therapeutics using in vitro methods, validate them in a mouse model of MS, and decipher their mechanisms of action via RNA sequencing. In addition to performing experiments, you will develop new directions for the project, train/supervise junior staff members, and write manuscripts. We offer a fun and dynamic work environment that will prepare you to become a fully independent researcher. A competitive net salary ca. 6’000 PLN /month is offered, as well as a medical care package and social benefits.

Employment conditions:

  • type of contract: full-time employment contract
  • net monthly remuneration: approx. 6000 PLN/month
  • duration of contract: 3 years (1 year probation period)
  • the starting date: negotiable, earliest 1st March 2023

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

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: purposes/recognition-of-scientific-degrees-and-titles

The documents should be sent to with note “Postdoc OPUS21 TW”, the deadline is 28.02.2023 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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