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 PhD Student position at the Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology of the University of Gdansk and Medical University of Gdansk 

We are looking for PhD Student to join the Structural Biology Laboratory at the Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology of the University of Gdansk and Medical University of Gdansk (IFB UG & MUG), Gdansk, Poland, headed by Dr. Michal R. Szymanski. PhD Student will join our “MitoRepairosome” ERC project to investigate the mechanism of human mitochondrial DNA repair pathway (


Our laboratory uses biochemical and structural methods to study macromolecular machines engaged in nucleic acid metabolism. The laboratory is located in a new Institute of Biotechnology building ( and has an access to Core Facilities ( We routinely use in-house Tecnai G2 Spirit BioTWIN transmission electron microscope for negative stain screening and 200kV Glacios cryo-TEM microscope equipped with a Falcon 3EC direct detection camera in CENT, Warsaw, for cryo screening. For high resolution data collection, the laboratory has access to Krios TEM located at the National Cryo-Electron Microscopy Centre in Cracow.

More information about the Szymanski lab can be found here:


The ideal candidate will:

  1. Hold a master’s degree in biochemistry, bioinformatics, chemistry, molecular biology or related fields
  2. Have documented experience in at least one of the following: Structural Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry.
  3. Have excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  4. Show a good level of independence, self-motivation and reliability


Conditions of employment:Duration of contract: Full-time, 4 yearsCompetitive stipend

Deadline for submitting documents: August 5th, 2022Starting date: October 1st, 2022 (negotiable)

Interested candidates should send: (1) cover letter, (2) CV, including lab experience and list of achievements , (3) copy of MSc diploma, (4) contact information of at least one academic reference by August 5th, 2022 to Only selected candidates will be contacted regarding further selection procedures. The competition may be closed without selecting the candidate.


The application form also must include: „I hereby authorize you to process my personal data included in my job application for the needs of the recruitment process” (in accordance with the Act of 29 August 1997 on the protection of personal data, Dz. U.No 133, item. 883, as amended).


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