The Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAS is seeking a candidate for the position of: Postdoctoral Researcher at Laboratory of Emotions’ Neurobiology


The Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology PAS is seeking a candidate for the position of: Postdoctoral Researcher at Laboratory of Emotions’ Neurobiology


Number of available positions: 1

Place of work: The Nencki Institute of experimental Biology, Laboratory of Emotions’ Neurobiology

Researcher career profiles: R2
Field of science: neurobiology

Type of recruitment: National Science Center (Poland) grant -Sonata Bis



We are looking for a creative person with experience in neuroscience and research on mouse models that would investigate how epileptiform changes in the brain are related to cognitive impairments. We invite applicants with the following qualifications:

  1. PhD in biological sciences (or the equivalent of MD-PhD) with a specialization in neurobiology (obtained not earlier than 7 years before the date of project start).
  2. Documented achievements and scientific activity (publications, speeches at conferences, research internships, awards, scholarships).
  3. Practical and theoretical knowledge in the field of basic epilepsy research.
  4. High motivation for independent and collaborative research.
  5. Experience in electrophysiology and behavioral research.
  6. Experience in animal research (mouse).


Scope of tasks:

Participation in the implementation of the research project entitled " Dispersed mossy fiber synapses as a possible cause of cognitive dysfunctions in epileptiform neuropsychiatric conditions" financed by the National Science Center (Poland).

  • conducting research on genetic and pharmacological mice models of temporal lobe epilepsy
  • preparing scientific documentation
  • presenting results
  • writing scientific publications.


Employment conditions:

  • dynamic international team
  • professional development - you will expand your research workshop and contribute to the development of knowledge about the pathophysiology of temporal epilepsy
  • flexible working hours
  • collective creation of new and useful knowledge
  • full-time fixed-term employment contract
  • salaries: 8.300 PLN (gross) per month
  • employment period: up to 48 months
  • the date of project start: 01/10/2023


Application procedure and deadline:

Interested individuals are encouraged to send their scientific CV (along with a cover letter, a copy of PhD diploma, e-mail addresses of two people who will provide references) to the e-following e-mail address with note “Postdoctoral Researcher AG”.

Application deadline: 31/08/2023

Contact information:

More information about the project and the laboratory on the following pages:

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:


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Date of publication
26 June 2023