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Postdoctoral Fellow in Molecular Neuroscience

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Termin ważności:
2020-03-01 - 2024-02-29
Województwo / region:

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



Number of available positions: 1

Place of work: Center of Excellence for Neural Plasticity & Brain Disorders BRAINCITY

Researcher career profiles (R1-R4): R1
Field of science:  biology

Type of recruitment :  MAB/IRA program of the Foundation for Polish Science


Project description:

To study aberrant synaptic plasticity that underlies diseased mind

Knapska lab research is focused on investigation of neural representations of emotional states in interacting animals and humans. Using behavioral models of socially transferred positive and negative emotions as well as high-throughput behavioral measures of social interactions of their own design (Eco-HAB system, Puscian et al., eLife, 2016), neuronal tracing and optogenetic,s as well as brain imaging, they characterize neuronal circuits and cellular mechanisms underlying social interactions of humans rats and mice and validate tissue-specific therapeutic interventions using mouse models of synaptopathies relevant to autism spectrum disorders (Meyza et al., Neurosci Biobehav Rev., 2017). Postdoctoral candidates are expected to propose their own research project, complementary to these studies.


Scope of tasks:

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


Application procedure and deadline:
Required documents (CV, scientific achievements, cover letter, diplomas, employment certificates, certificates, credentials):


  • CV 
  • Letter-of-intent
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Copy of PhD diploma (or equivalent)
  • 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


The documents should be sent  to , the deadline is October 20th, 2019.

The selected candidates may be invited for a scientific interview, to demonstrate her/his scientific achievements.


Contact information: prof. dr hab. Ewelina Knapska

Link to website:




  • Strong interest in the brain research, especially in understanding the brain-mind connection
  • PhD degree, or equivalent, in molecular biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, physics/biophysics, biology, psychology, medical or veterinary sciences
  • Exceptional motivation for the scientific research (demonstrated viapublications, references of the candidate's thesis tutor)
  • Proficiency in English


Employment conditions:

  • type of contractfull-time employment contract in the top-ranked research institute in Poland
  • duration of contract: definite time 48 months (including 3 months of probation time)
  • position starts on: March 1st, 2020 or later
  • Access to modern equipment and support from other experienced researchers.
  • Possibility for extensive interdisciplinary collaborations within the team and in the Institute, as well as international collaborations with Academia

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