Job ID: 95557

Postdoctoral Researcher at the BRAINCITY

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 8 October 2022

City: Warsaw

Country: Poland

Institution: Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology of the Polish Academy of Sciences



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

Postdoctoral Researcher at the BRAINCITY

Number of available positions: 1
Place of work: Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, Polish Academy of Sciences
Researcher career profiles (R1-R4): R2
Field of science: Neuroscience and /or Biological Data Analysis

The ideal candidate has:

  • Strong interest in neuroscience research and/or analyses of biological data
  • PhD degree, or equivalent, in either one: neuroscience, molecular biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, biology, psychology, physics, medical and veterinary sciences, physics, chemistry, informatics, etc. (optionally, for candidates who, at the time of application, did not complete their PhD studies, please provide the expected date of obtaining PhD degree)
  • Exceptional motivation for scientific research (demonstrated via publications, references of the candidate’s thesis tutor)
  • Proficiency in English
  • Prior training in neurosciences, data analysis expertise, programming skills (Python, MATLAB, R) will be considered advantageous

Project leaders: Prof. Leszek Kaczmarek (Laboratory of Neurobiology)

Project title: Nencki-EMBL Center of Excellence for Neural Plasticity and Brain Disorders: BRAINCITY
Project is carried out within the MAB/IRA programme of the Foundation for Polish Science

Project description:
Molecular and cellular mechanisms of synaptic plasticity
Within the Nencki-EMBL Center of Excellence for Neural Plasticity and Brain Disorders: BRAINCITY (, our research focuses on synaptic plasticity that underlies, e.g., learning and memory, as well as development of epilepsy, schizophrenia, drug addiction or autism spectrum disorders. The major molecules we study are c-Fos transcription regulator and its targets: matrix metalloproteinase-9, MMP-9 and tissue inhibitor of matrix metalloproteinase, TIMP-1 ( We employ a variety of experimental approaches from biochemistry through molecular and cell biology to animal behavior. We apply fluorescent, light sheet, two-photon microscopy imaging, electrophysiology, as well as we collaborate with clinicians to pursue joint human research. Therefore, we produce multiple sets of biological data that require advanced analyses.
Postdoctoral candidates are welcome to propose their own research project, that would be complementary to our research.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Planning and conducting experimental work
  • Data analysis
  • Manuscript preparation
  • Supervision of PhD students

Employment conditions:
Job starting date: October 2022 or later
Duration of the position: max. period of employment 31.12.2023

Application procedure and deadline: Closing date for applications: October 8th, 2022.
Applications should be sent to Please, use ”Postdoc MAB LK” as a title of your message.

We offer:

  • Full-time employment contract in the top-ranked research institute in Poland.
  • Access to state-of-the-art equipment and support from other experienced researchers.
  • Extensive interdisciplinary collaborations within the team and in the Institute, as well as international collaborations with academia
  • Engagement in ongoing projects
  • Remuneration amount/month: 15 000 PLN of full remuneration cost, i.e. expected net salary at c.a. 9 000 PLN/month (ca. 2 000 EUR/month)

Required documents (in English):

  • CV
  • Letter-of-intent
  • 2 letters of recommendation to be sent separately to with a note “Postdoc MAB LK”.
  • Copy of PhD diploma (or thesis title and expected date of defense)
  • Contact information, including e-mail address and phone number
  • The candidates may include additional information or copies of documents/certificates in support of the application

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

Contact information:
For more details about the position please contact:
Euraxess job/stipend offer (in case of PhD and postdoc positions): EURAXESS offer ID: 833965

Additional information:

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