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


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


Number of available positions: 1

Place of work: Laboratory of Neuroinformatics

Researcher career profiles (R1-R4): R2/R3
Field of science:  Neurophysiology

Type of recruitment:  OPUS21 “Integration of sensory and cortical input in the generation of ketamine-dependent high frequency oscillations in rodents.”



  • PhD degree in a neuroscience, or related, field.
  • Strong motivation, interest and creativity.
  • Ideally, experience working with rodent in vivo electrophysiology.
  • Ideally, ability to carry out advanced signal processing, coding/script writing for data analyses.
  • Good spoken and written English.


Project description:

Subanesthetic doses of ketamine are used to treat depression and to model certain features of schizophrenia. Ketamine, and other NMDA receptor antagonists, are known to alter oscillatory activity in the brain of humans and rodents, however how ketamine produces its effects are unclear. We have published a series of studies attempting to understand ketamine-enhanced high-frequency oscillations (around 150 Hz). Our recent work has shown that the olfactory bulb is an important region generating this rhythm. This project will use silicon probe recordings, and other techniques to better understand the nature of this rhythm.


Scope of tasks:

  • Examine changes in brain activity induced by ketamine injection using silicon probe recordings in rats
  • Develop existing lines of in vivo electrophysiology research
  • Develop methods for signal processing and advanced data analyses


Employment conditions:

  • type of contract: Full time NCN OPUS21
  • duration of contract: 3 years
  • Monthly salary 8 300 PLN gross (~6000 PLN net)
  • position starts on: January 2023


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


Please attach

  • Letter of motivation
  • CV
  • PhD certificate
  • Emails for two referees

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

The documents should be sent  to with a note “postdoc MH”, the deadline is 30.10.2022.

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


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07 October 2022