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Job Offer - masters student to project FNP POWROTY (REINTEGRATION)


Position in the project: 

Master student

Scientific discipline:

Molecular virology

Job type:


Number of job offers: 


Stipend amount

1500 PLN/month (stipend, no taxes)

Position starts on: 

1 January 2018

Stipend agreement:

18 months


Laboratory of Virus Molecular Biology, Intercollegiate Faculty of Biotechnology UG-MUG, Gdansk, Poland

Project leader:

Dr Alicja Chmielewska

Project title:


Antiviral activity of interferon induced transmembrane proteins (IFITM) as a novel therapeutic strategy to control viral infections – evaluation in vitro and in vivo

Project is carried out within the POWROTY (REINTEGRATION) programme of the Foundation for Polish Science

Project description:

The project aims at investigating the activity of interferon induced transmembrane proteins (IFITM) against tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. IFITM proteins are intensely investigated from 2009, when their antiviral activity was discovered in influenza model. The unique mode of action (blocking the entry of viruses to host cells) and versatility (ability to inhibit infection of many viruses like HCV, HIV, Ebola, ZIKA,) make them candidates for future antiviral therapeutic strategies. In the study we will investigate the IFITM proteins in terms of the mechanism of action and future use in such therapies.

Key responsibilities include:

1.       Performing experimental work under supervision of Principal Investigator. Construction and evaluation of adenovirus vectors: work with cell lines, molecular cloning, DNA recombination, molecular virology methods.

2.       Writing reports, analyzing results, presenting data on seminars.

Profile of candidates/requirements:

1.       Good English skills - written and spoken

2.       Experience in experimental work (preferably with cell cultures, molecular cloning or protein detection methods) will be an additional advantage

3.       High motivation for performing research

4.       At the moment of starting the project the candidate must have a student status in biotechnology or related discipline

Required documents:

1.       CV

2.       Motivation letter

3.       Copy of a document confirming student status

4.       A reference letter

We offer:

1.       Scientific work with use of modern techniques, including the platform of adenovirus vectors construction

2.       Work in an international project

3.       Competitive stipend

Please submit the following documents to:


Application deadline:

5 November 2017

Please include in your offer:

“I hereby give consent for my personal data included in my application to be processed for the purposes of the recruitment process under the Personal Data Protection Act as of 29 August 1997, consolidated text: Journal of Laws 2016, item 922 as amended.”


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2017, October 3 - 7:34am