Postdoc position in Molecular Biology/ Stem Cell Biology

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    Jagiellonian University
    Biological sciencesBiological engineering
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    Established Researcher (R3)
    14/02/2021 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
    Poland › Krakow


The job offer is associated with a PostDoc position (Research Assistant) in Molecular biology/ Stem cell biology field, within research project funded from MAESTRO 11 Program from the National Science Center, NCN, PL).

The position is opened in the Stem Cell Team (led by Prof. Ewa Zuba-Surma, PhD, DSc) at the Department of Cell Biology at the Faculty of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Biotechnology (FBBB JU) at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow (PL).

MAESTRO 11 grant entitled "Molecular and cellular mechanisms of pro-regenerative potential of stem cell- derived extracellular vesicles (EVs) in ischemic myocardial injuries: Role of microRNAs" will focus on the role of selected miRNAs carried by EVs from genetically modified iPSCs and MSCs, in various types of cardiac tissue cells both in vitro and in vivo, including examining regenerative properties of these EVs in acute and chronic myocardial injury models.

The main role of the Postdoc will be to create genetically modified iPSCs and MSCs with modified expression of selected miRNAs and their molecular characterization.

More Information


  • Working in a dynamic and well funded Research Team
  • Doing innovative Science
  • Getting support, friendship and teamwork cooperation from/with current Team Members
  • Working in one the oldest and most prestigious University in Europe
  • Working in the best Biotechnology Institute in Poland (A+ Category of Excellence)
  • Leaving in one of the most historical and academic/ Student friendly city in Europe
  • Salary: app. 2200 Eur/ month (including Tax; 2.5 year employment)

Selection process

  • The application deadline is 17th of February 2021.
  • Interviews with selected Candidates (in the online form) will take place between 18-23 of February 2021.
  • Final recruitment results will be announced until 1st of March 2021.


Questions regarding the offer and the Candidate application (including documents listed below) should be sent to the Project Leader (Prof. Ewa Zuba-Surma, PhD, DSc) to the following e-mail address: ewa.zuba-surma@uj.edu.pl; and to Dr Elżbieta Karnas, PhD: e.karnas@uj.edu.pl


List of required documents to be sent by the Candidate:


1. Application with motivation letter;


2. Curriculum vitae (obligatory including a list of publications, list of experimental methods used by the Candidate in her/ his work);


3. One (1) recommendation letter concerning the Candidate’s scientific experience and ability to work as postdoctoral researcher, issued by a former scientific supervisor or other independent senior scientist; additional recommendation letters will be welcome;


4. Information on the Candidate’s scientific, teaching and organisational achievements as well as a list of scientific achievements of the Candidate;


5. Copy of PhD diploma (accompanied with detailed information about any maternity leaves or sabbaticals - if applicable);


6. Certificate of English language proficiency;


The unit presenting the job offer reserves the right to contact only with selected candidates.

Additional comments

Please include the following clause in your documentation:


"I consent to the processing of my personal data contained in the scholarship offer for the purposes necessary for the recruitment process, in accordance with the Act of 29.08.97 on the Protection of Personal Data, J. of Laws No. 133, item 883".

Offer Requirements

    OTHER: Excellent


Experience in experimental work in the field of cell biology and advanced molecular biology will be required, in particular in:

  1. advanced molecular biology methods including techniques related to analysis and modification of DNA, and in analysis and interfering of RNA, miRNA expression; genetic analyses including gene expression on transcriptomic level;
  2. genetic cell modifications and interference with gene expression by employing various techniques of cell transfection, transduction and gene editing;

Candidates with practical experience with use of CRISPR/ Cas9 system will be especially welcome.

  1. animal cell culture methods and cell function evaluation in vitro;

Specific Requirements

1. PhD degree in biology, biotechnology, biochemistry or related sciences.

(PhD degree obtained within last 6 years, excluding maternity leave and longer sabbaticals – please, provide information)


2. Experience in the experimental work (as mentioned specifically above in this job offer).


3. Motivation for scientific work, ability to work in a group and good organization of work, self-reliance and diligence.


4. Very good English language skills.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Jagiellonian University
7 Gronostajowa Str.

EURAXESS offer ID: 580396


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