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Biomedical Sciences [MCB] (26.09.2021)
Structural insight into the peroxisomal protein import – the PEX translocon

Pursuant to § 7 sections 1 and 3 of Resolution No. 5/I/2020 of the Senate of the Jagiellonian University of 29 January 2020 on: the rules of recruitment for the Doctoral School of Exact and Natural Sciences at the Jagiellonian University in the academic year 2020/2021, the Director of the Doctoral School of Exact and Natural Sciences announces a competition for 1 doctoral student/s with a scholarship financed from the research project funds OPUS 20 as part of the PhD study programme Biomedical Sciences.
Within the NCN funded project entitle „Structural insight into the peroxisomal protein import – the PEX translocon”, a commission set up at the School will conduct recruitment for the PhD study programme Biomedical Sciences in the academic year 2020/21.
The project manager prof. dr hab. Grzegorz Dubin offers an opportunity to complete the doctorates in the following area: “Structural and functional characterization of peroxisomal protein transport system (PEX)”
After the interviews and the evaluation of the candidates, the Chairman of the committee presentsa report to the Director containing a list of candidates recommended for admission to the school as part of the research project.

Schedule of the competition:

  • 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

Detailed terms and procedures of admission.

Required documents:

(required as part of a given education program and resulting from the specificity of the research project)
  • CV
  • motivation letter
  • Msc Diploma and transcript of records
  • references.

To make the application process fast and easy, please follow the rules. Please send your application documents to the e-mail address of the Project Manager, prof. dr hab. Grzegorz Dubin: and


More information about the Protein Crystallography Research Group is avaiable here.


Documents required for enrollment:

  •  the original application and a photograph;
  • a photocopy and the original for inspection:
  •    a. a diploma certifying the holding of a degree of Master, Master Engineer or equivalent in
  • afield of study from among those indicated in the detailed conditions of recruitment, or
  •    b. a diploma of completion ofstudies abroad, giving the right to enrol in a course of doctoral
  • studies in the issuing country or recognised as equivalent to the appropriate Polish
  • diplomaconfirming the qualifications of the second degree;
  • • if the candidate has not yet been issued with such a diploma by the deadline for admission,
  • he/she shall submit a certificate of completion of such studies and a written undertaking to
  • provide the diploma of higher education entitling to enrol in a course of doctoral studies within
  • the prescribed deadline;
  • • for inspection: identity document (passport in case of foreigners);
  • • originals of all other documents provided at the registration stage in the form of a scan.
In the event of exposure to harmful, noxious or hazardous factors, the applicant will, at the time of registration, be referred for a medical examination by an occupational medicine physician. The candidate shall be obliged to deliver, within the time limit set by the programme manager, a medical certificate confirming the absence of contraindications to take up education.
Higher education diplomas awarded abroad should:
  1. bear an apostille clause if the issuing country is covered by the Convention abolishing the requirement legalisation for foreign public documents, done at The Hague on 5 October 1961 (Journal of Laws of 2005, No. 112, item 938) or
  2. be subjected to legalisation, in other cases.

    Any document submitted in a language other than Polish or English must be accompanied by a certified translation into Polish or English.


Each doctoral student, including a foreigner, admitted to the doctoral school is obligatorily subject to health insurance if he/she is not covered by such insurance on other grounds (e.g. employment relationship, contract of mandate, business activity, insured as a family member under 26 years of age, as the spouse of an insured person). The health insurance contribution is paid by the Jagiellonian University and is financed from the State budget. In addition, a doctoral student receiving a doctoral scholarship is subject to compulsory retirement and disability insurance and accident insurance


A person admitted to the doctoral school begin education and acquire doctoral student rights upon taking the oath. The Department of Personal Affairs reports each doctoral student admitted to the School to compulsory health and social insurance at the commencement of education, i.e. from 1 October at the earliest. Until that time foreign candidates are obliged to cover the costs of insurance for the time of travel, treatment, etc. individually.