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


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

Number of available positions: 1

Place of work: Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, PAS, Laboratory of Mitochondrial Biology and Metabolism

Researcher career profiles: R2
Field of science: Biology

Type of recruitment: NCN OPUS-LAP



  • Doctoral degree in the field of molecular biology, biochemistry, or biotechnology, obtained not earlier than 7 years before the year of employment in the project (not including maternity leaves).
  • Experience in laboratory work in biochemistry or molecular biology field.
  • An important criterion in the selection will also be experience in work with laboratory animals.
  • Good knowledge of English.
  • Scientific achievements documented by publications from the JCR list.
  • Teamwork skills.
  • High motivation for experimental work. It is expected that during the period of employment at the Institute, Post-doc will not undertake any other work.

Scope of tasks:

The main aim of the project (The role of impaired autophagy and peroxisome function in NAFLD development and their targeted recovery for improved efficacy of n-3 fatty acids) is better understanding the exact role of autophagy in the progression of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). We plan to investigate whether strategies to stimulate/activate autophagy and proper peroxisomal function could prevent/reverse the development of NAFLD while improving the efficacy of n-3 PUFA supplementation.

The tasks will include characterization of autophagy, mitochondrial metabolism, bioenergetics, ROS production, the status of the antioxidant defense system in cellular models of steatosis. Moreover, an established model of human-like, obesity-associated exacerbated NAFLD mice model will be used to investigate whether autophagy stimulation in vivo may be a strategy to reduce hepatic damage at different time-points of NAFLD development and its progression to NASH.


This is a research position and does not include teaching.

Summary of the project:

Further information can be obtained by contacting prof. Mariusz Więckowski (

See our Lab Websites:



Employment conditions:

An employment contract for a period of 36 months within the frame of the NCN OPUS-LAP project; post-doc position;

Monthly salary ~8 200 PLN gross (~6000 PLN net)

The starting date: 01.03.2023

Application procedure and deadline:

Closing date for applications: 2022.12.30

Applications should be sent to  with a note „Postdoc MitoLab MW”.

Required documents:

  • CV along with a list of publications
  • Summary of the doctoral thesis
  • Letter-of-intent
  • Copy of PhD diploma (or equivalent)
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • The list of techniques and methods that the applicant if familiar with
  • The candidate's statement that she/he is not financed from other projects of the National Science Center
  • Declaration that the Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology will be the primary place of employment.


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


From those who meet the criteria set out in the announcement, the best candidates will be invited for the interview with the recruitment committee. We reserve the right to invite only selected applicants for the interview.


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Date of publication
25 October 2022