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Recruitment 2021/2022 — Biomedical Sciences

Ph.D. Programme in Biomedical Sciences is a programme of the Doctoral School of Exact and Natural Sciences with a strong interdisciplinary, international, inter-sectoral research and training dimension.

The programme covers various areas of biology (synthetic, structural, molecular, cellular, developmental) and medicine (studies on endothelium) and utilises plants, viruses, bacteria, invertebrates, and vertebrates.

Training will be focused on the interests and expertise of researchers working at the Malopolska Centre of Biotechnology (MCB), Jagiellonian Centre for Experimental Therapeutics (JCET) and National Synchrotron Radiation Centre (SOLARIS).

Successful applicants will then work in at least one of the three excellent and interdisciplinary institutes  – MCB, JCET or SOLARIS. The institutes are staffed by international world-class scientists and are publishing research at the highest level. 

Students offered a place in our funded Ph.D. programme will obtain full financial support regardless of nationality. Since our studentships are extremely competitive, we also encourage you to seek your own funding.

The programme is run in English, either in an eight-semester or in six-semester system.

During their Ph.D., students are expected to attend training courses in transferable and general research skills, participate in the students' and outreach activities, present their work regularly and attend seminar. More information about the programme can be found here.

Detailed terms and procedures of admission

Required documents [in English language only]

Recruitment schedule:

  • Opening of the competition: 09.11.2021
  • Application submission deadline: 28.11.2021
  • Entrance exams: 08-09.12.2021
  • Announcement of results: 10.12.2021
  • Enrollment: 20-21.12.2021
  • Enrollment: (reserve list): 22.12.2021

Please send your applications to and

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The role of epitranscriptomic marks on translation elongation (Supervisor: dr hab. Sebastian Glatt)

Project description:

We plan to study ribosomes of prokaryotic and eukaryotic origin by single particle cryo-EM during their translation elongation cycle. In particular, we aim to take advantage of available in vitro translation and RNA modification systems to study the role of individual mRNA, tRNA and rRNA modification during the transitions from initiation, elongation and termination. Furthermore, we would like to define the roles of unique elongation and termination factors during these transitions and their dependency on specific RNA modifications. The project will include an international collaboration partner at the MPI for Biophysical Chemistry (Goettingen, Germany).

The research will be carried out within the framework of the ERC Consolidator grant “tRNAslation”