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2021-09-21 - 2021-10-31
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The Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAS is seeking
a candidate for the position of:



Number of available positions: 1

Place of work: Laboratory of Molecular Basis of Behavior, headed by Prof. Katarzyna Radwanska

Researcher career profiles: R2
Field of science: neuroscience/bioinformatics

Type of recruitment: Grant NCN MAESTRO Memory mechanisms in the ageing brain- alternative synaptic processes and neuronal networks.


A postdoc positions in the Laboratory of Basis of Behavior to study how ageing affects memory and neuronal activity. Our aim is to look for new molecular and neuronal targets that can prevent cognitive ageing.

A Postdoctoral researcher will study neuronal basis of memory and how aging affects memory encoding in animal model. Our analyses will employ characterization of the neuronal networks participating in memory processes using whole brain light-sheet microscopy, neuronal activity using in vivo brain imaging with mini-endoscopes, transgenic mouse models, local genetic brain manipulations, and advanced behavioral tasks. Our project aims to provide novel insights into the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying cognitive impairments that are characteristic for the aged individuals. This is the international project involving scientists from USA (Stanford University) and Germany (Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry).

Our Laboratory

is interested in understanding how the memory is formed. For our experiments we combine molecular, electrophysiological and morphological analyses of neurons with behavioral studies on laboratory animals. We employ both behavioral analysis of transgenic mice in the IntelliCage system as well as whole cell patch-clamp electrophysiology, confocal, electron and correlative 3D microscopy. The long-term aim to our research is to develop insights for treatments for memory dysfunctions in psychiatric illnesses and cognitive ageing.


We require:

• Ph.D. in any relevant area (e.g., neuroscience, biology, veterinary, bioinfomatics, psychology etc.)

• Strong publication record, including at least one first-author publication in a very good journal

• Experience in machine learning and Python is not essential, but will be a strong advantage

• Documented experience in behavioral neuroscience is not essential, but will be a strong advantage

• Expertise and competence in designing and carrying out scientific experiments and in interpreting their results

• Experience in writing manuscripts for publication, and fellowship or grant proposals

• Vision of your professional growth within ~5 years, including the capacity to apply for fellowship/grant funding within the first year of your employment, with projects that synergize the core strengths of the team with your own ideas

• Proactive approach to achieving objectives, good interpersonal skills, collaborative and adaptive attitude

• Very good organizational skills, especially project and time management skills

• Very good command of English (written and oral communication) and presentation skills


We offer:

• Full-time contract (“umowa o pracę”) for at least 18 months, with an intended extension depending on performance up to 60 months;

• Gross monthly remuneration: 10000 PLN/month, net approx. 6000 PLN/month

• Benefits including reduced-rate for an individual medical care package and membership in the MultiSport program

• Work in a multidisciplinary, international team, in a very dynamic organization, with multiple opportunities for professional development, participation in courses, scientific training, support from peers, and academic mentoring

• Administrative and organizational support from professional English-speaking personnel


Required documents:

  • scientific CV including your personal data, education, research experience,
  • list of publications,
  • PhD certificate,
  • contact details for two people that can provide recommendations.

Application deadline:

  • offers will be accepted till October 31st, 2021; the shortlisted candidates will be interviewed
  • planned start date: November 15th, 2021 (flexible).

Documents should be sent to the following address: with note “postdoc KR”.


Additional information:


Please include the following clause in your CV:

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