Laboratory of Molecular Neurobiology is currently seeking a post-doc

Position in the project:  PostDoc

Scientific discipline: Neurobiology, neurooncology

Job type (employment contract/stipend): Employment contract

Number of job offers: 1

Position starts on: 2017/07/01

Maximum  period of contract/stipend agreement: 3 years

Institution: Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology

Project leader: Prof. Bozena Kaminska


Project title:

NGS platform for comprehensive diagnostics and personalized therapy in neuro-oncology

Project is carried out within the TEAM Tech Core-Facility programme of the Foundation for Polish Science


Project description:

Project will include original biomedical research using DNA sequencing, DNA methylation profiling, high-throughput screening techniques, and cell- and animal-based models. Our lab is part of the vibrant neurobiology research community at Nencki Institute Neurobiology Center. A multidisciplinary team of molecular biologists, cell biologists, bioinformaticians and clinicians studying the role of genetic/epigenetic dysfunctions in a pathology of pediatric brain tumors. Successful candidate will work in a joint computational and experimental environment with excellent resources for experimental validation of hypotheses generated by genomic analysis.


Key responsibilities include:

1. Building cell-, brain organoid and animal-based models for high-throughput screening techniques validation

2. Creating a knowledge database of existing therapies in a field of neuro-oncology

3. Analysis and interpretation genetic variants occurring in brain tumors


Profile of candidates/requirements:

1. PhD in biology/biotechnology/molecular biology/neurobiology/medicine or other related field

2. High motivation to work in science

3. Experience in handling animal and cellular models

4. Experience in basic laboratory techniques: qPCR, western blots, immunohistochemistry

5. Very good English, written and spoken


Required documents:

1. Curriculum vitae with publications

2. Motivation letter

3. Two reference letters from current/former supervisors


We offer:

Work in one of the best laboratories in Poland. We give an opportunity to become a part of NGS platform for comprehensive diagnostics and personalized therapy in neuro-oncology. In terms of our project we will design solutions for patients with brain tumors, with a special emphasis on pediatric brain tumors.


Please submit the following documents to:


Application deadline: June 10, 2017, interview with selected candidates June 22-23, 2017

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Date of publication
15 May 2017