Open competition for the position of Group Leader

We are seeking highly motivated scientists, who have completed at least two years of post-doctoral training, have demonstrated outstanding scientific achievements, and are ready to start their independent careers.

We offer employment in the leading Polish research institution in life sciences located on the largest Polish biomedical research campus in one of the most vibrant cities of Europe. The Nencki Institute is active in basic and translational research in the fields of molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, neurophysiology and bioinformatics. The candidate's scientific interests should fall within the research fields of the Nencki Institute.

The initial contract in this position will be for 5 years with the possibility of obtaining tenure at the Nencki Institute upon the successful review. A group leader will have full  freedom to develop his/her own scientific projects and responsibility for forming and leading an independent research group. Appointment will include core funding and up to three group members, as well as access to state-of-the-art research facilities.

Successful candidates are expected to:

• hold a doctorate or medical degree in a relevant discipline

• demonstrate outstanding research achievements

• present plans for an ambitious and competitive research program

• possess the leadership skills required to direct an independent research group

• exhibit openness to internal and external collaborations

Applications should include:

• curriculum vitae

• full list of peer-reviewed publications

• up to three experimental publications (pdf) with a brief explanation of their significance and the candidate’s contribution

• description of past accomplishments and future research plans (max. 5 pages)

• contact information to at least 3 referees

Application deadline: September 15, 2019

Applications should be sent to:

For additional information please contact Ms. Urszula Dziewulska:

The selection process will be conducted by the Recruitment Committee established by the Director of the Nencki Institute. Short-listed candidates with the highest score will be selected for personal interviews. Interviews will take place at the Nencki Institute in the second half of October 2019. The results of the competition will be announced in the end of November 2019.

Date of publication
19 August 2019