Job ID: 98780

Postdoctoral Researcher at the Dioscuri Centre of Chromatin Biology and Epigenomic

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 31 January 2023

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:


at the Dioscuri Centre of Chromatin Biology and Epigenomic

Number of available positions: 1

Place of work: Dioscuri Centre of Chromatin Biology and Epigenomic

Researcher career profiles: R2
Field of science: Biology

Type of recruitment: NCN grant



Postdoctoral candidates should hold a PhD degree in neurosciences or molecular biology /genetics. We require excellent work organization skills, a creative approach to research problems, team collaboration skills and motivation. Experience in laboratory work is necessary.

Employment conditions:

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

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

Job description

We use stem cell models, high throughput technologies (ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq, RNA-seq, Hi-C), CRISPRCas9 mediated genome editing, and computational tools, to decipher the regulatory networks orchestrating astrocyte functions and evolution. Our lab operates within the framework of the Dioscuri is a program, which was initiated by the Max Planck Society, and is managed jointly with the National Science Centre (Poland) and mutually funded by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. We currently funded by 3 National Science Centre grants and by the EMBO Installation Grant. We are part of a newly funded Maria Skłodowska Curie Doctoral Network chrom_rare.

The project. Interlaminar astrocytes (ILAs) are a primate-specific morphotype of astrocytes present in the upper layers of the brain cortex. The functions of ILAs are unknown but the fact that ILAs disappear altogether in high grade Alzheimer’s disease patients, points to their relevance in normal brain functions. Dioscuri Centre for Chromatin Biology and Epigenomics, in collaboration with prof. Alexei Verkhratsky from the University of Manchester and dr. Amaia Arranz from the Achucarro Centre for Neuroscience in Bilbao, aims to determine the functions and the molecular markup of ILAs in primates using a combination of molecular biology techniques (e.g.: single nucleus RNA-seq), genome engineering approaches (CRISPR-Cas9), mouse chimera models and a neurophysiology toolkit.

Application procedure and deadline:

Applications should be sent to with note: “Postdoc Dioscuri AP EMBO”

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,
  • Names and contact information for three references.

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

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