Job ID: 103759

Postdoctoral Researcher at the Laboratory of Neurobiology

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 25 February 2023

City: Warszwa

Country: Poland

Institution: Instytut Biologii Doświadczalnej im. M. Nenckiego PAN



The Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAS is seeking a candidate for the position of:

Postdoctoral Researcher at the Laboratory of Neurobiology

 Place of work: Laboratory of Neurobiology, Nencki Institute

Researcher career profiles: R2

Field of science: Biology

Type of recruitment: NCN grant


  • Postdoctoral candidates should hold a PhD degree in one of the following fields: neuroscience, cell biology, molecular biology, physics, medicine or similar.
  • We require excellent work organization skills, a creative approach to research problems, team collaboration skills and motivation.
  • Experience in laboratory work is necessary.

Project description and the scope of tasks:

This is the NCN-funded project on understanding molecular mechanisms of synaptic plasticity. The technical approach involves photo-uncaging of neurotransmitter Glutamate to activate individual excitatory synapse to increase its size and efficacy. We are particularly interested in a role played in this phenomenon by MMP-9, extracellular matrix metalloproteinase.

Employment conditions:

Type of contract: full-time employment contract.

We offer a vibrant, highly collaborative, and stimulating environment for scientific growth.

Find out more about our laboratory, projects, and members at our website:

Application procedure and deadline

Required documents:

  • Recent CV, including publication list,
  • Copy of the Ph.D. diploma,
  • Cover letter briefly describing previous research, scientific interests, future goals and why the candidate thinks s/he would be a fit in the lab,
  • Copy of the candidate’s best paper with a brief description (5-7 sentences) of the candidate’s contribution to this work and why the candidate chose this article.

You can use the foreign equivalent of a Polish academic degree if it meets at least one of the following criteria:

  • is covered by the provisions of an international agreement on the equivalence of education,
  • was issued by an authorized institution operating in an EU, OECD or EFTA Member State,
  • was issued in another country and recognized on the basis of the regulations on the recognition of academic degrees obtained abroad (learn more about the procedure for the recognition of academic degrees: purposes/recognition-of-scientific-degrees-and-titles

Applications should be sent to with note: “Postdoc Lab Neurobiology” till the Feb. 25, 2023.

For more information please contact:

Link to website:

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