Undergraduate student/technician in Experimental Medicine Laboratory

Dziedzina: cancer biology


Salary: 1500 PLN brutto-brutto (contract)

Position starts: 1 August 2019

Period of contract: 6 months (possibility of extension to 3 years total)

Institution: Centre of New Technologies, University of Warsaw

Project leader: dr Anna Marusiak

Project title: “The importance of MLK4 signalling in the communication between breast cancer cells and tumour-associated macrophages.”

Project is carried out within the “Sonata” programme of the National Science Centre.


Project description:

The main objective of this project is to describe the role of MLK4-dependent communication between breast cancer cells and macrophages, which are the most abundant immune cells in tumour microenvironment. MLK4 is a serine/threonine kinase that plays an important role in various cellular processes including proliferation, differentiation, migration of cells. We have recently proven that MLK4 is highly expressed in breast carcinoma and that it contributes to invasive phenotype of breast cancer cells. In our new project, we will evaluate the role of MLK4 on the abundance and behaviour of immune cells, macrophages, in tumour surroundings.


Key responsibilities of candidates:

  1. Performing experimental research under the supervision of the project leader (including cell culture, buffer preparation, 3D cell culture, molecular cloning, transfections, various phenotypic assays, kinase assays).
  2. Participation in group meetings, preparing reports.

Requirements of candidates:

  1. Undergraduate student of biotechnology, biology, medicine or similar field.
  2. Good written and oral communication skills in English.
  3. Enthusiastic, open and motivated for doing science. Willing to spend approx. 10-12 hours a week (flexible hours) in the lab.
  4. Experience in laboratory work (e.g. cell culture, immunoblotting) is a benefit.

Required documents:

  1. Motivation letter.
  2. CV
  3. Transcript of records from the undergraduate program.

We offer:

  1. Possibility to work in a young, active team in an excellent scientific environment (access to the state-of-the-art equipment).
  2. Learning various laboratory techniques.
  3. Competitive salary.

Application deadline: 1 July 2019 (extended until the candidate is selected)

The required documents must be sent by e-mail in PDF format to a.marusiak@cent.uw.edu.pl. The recruitment committee will interview selected candidates before making the final decision. In the case of resignation of the winner of the competition from signing the contract, we reserve the right to choose the second person from the ranking list.

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Termin nadsyłania aplikacji: 01/07/2019