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Technical assistant in IIMCB, Warsaw, Poland

Posted by , on 29 January 2014

Closing Date: 15 March 2021

IIMCB ( is the top-ranked Polish research institute in the field of biology.

The institute provides cutting-edge equipment and facilities, including a newly established zebrafish facility, bioimaging facilities, strong bioinformatics cluster, and structural biology. The IIMCB is committed to provide a supportive and inclusive work environment.

A full time technical assistant position is available starting from April 2014 for a highly motivated researcher in the laboratory of Zebrafish Developmental Genomics. This position is funded by the EC FP7 grant “FishMed – Fishing for medicines and their targets using zebrafish models of human diseases” and will be available for 2 years with the possibility of extension.

The group will apply state-of-the-art genomics approach to study the gene regulatory networks regulating embryonic development in zebrafish. Responsibilities include providing technical expertise to support research (e.g. general molecular biology and biochemistry techniques, FACS, in situ hybridization, microscopy, zebrafish embryo techniques), and general management of the laboratory which include keeping track and purchasing of laboratory stock reagents or equipment.

Position requirements

The candidate should hold a first degree in biology or other equivalent fields and demonstrated laboratory experience with expertise in basic molecular biology and biochemistry techniques including nucleic acid and protein isolation, molecular cloning, real-time PCR, and western blot among others. Experience with FACS, preparation of next generation sequencing libraries, and working with zebrafish is highly desirable but not essential. The ideal candidate should be self-motivated and have excellent organisational skill and attention to detail. He/she must be capable to work as part of a team and possess good communication and interpersonal skills.

The successful candidate is expected to start work by 1st of April, 2014. We offer a competitive monthly salary which is adjusted to the cost of living in Warsaw.

Please forward your complete application including a CV, a motivation letter, and the names of two referees to cwinata[at] by 15th of March, 2014.

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