Post-doctoral position in fMRI/sMRI studies of developmental dyslexia

The Laboratory of Psychophysiology, at the Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology (Warsaw, Poland) is seeking 1 postdoctoral fellow for a minimum commitment of 4 years to perform research  within the “Maestro” project (PI: Prof. Anna Grabowska) funded by the National Science Centre.


The main objective of the project is to define the etiology of developmental dyslexia by studding the relationship between a variety of deficits known to contribute to reading disorder at three levels of analysis: behavioral, cognitive and neuronal.

Job requirements:

  • PhD received within last 5 years before the application date
  • background in neuroimaging
  • ambitious and highly motivated for pursuing a career in science
  • PhD dissertation in neuroimaging, computational neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, psychology or equivalent
  • strong background and interest in neuroscience, psychology and MRI analysis and statistics
  • significant publication record
  • programming and advanced data analyses skills are appreciated
  • knowledge of Polish is desirable

Candidates with a strong interest in and experience with methods for integrating multimodal imaging measures, including quantitative structural MRI and functional MRI as well as longitudinal data analysis are in particular encouraged to apply.

LAB facilities:

The position is based at Laboratory of Psychophysiology ( in collaboration with Laboratory of Brain Imagining (LOBI,, Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology in Warsaw ( LOBI provides state-of-the-art facilities with a fully research-dedicated 3 Tesla MRI Siemens Trio machine, well-established infrastructure for neurophysiological testing (electro-encephalography, transcranial magnetic stimulation and eye-tracker).

Research environment:

The project offers a stimulating, young environment. We are currently collaborating with:

  • Laboratoire de Sciences Cognitives et Psycho Linguistiques, ENS, France – Dr F. Ramus
  • Haskins Laboratories, New Haven, US - Prof. K. Pugh
  • Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, RWTH Aachen University, Germany – Dr S. Heim
  • Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Salzburg, Austria – Dr F. Richlan
  • Department of Educational Neuroscience, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands – Prof. N. van Atteveldt
  • Institute of Radioelectronics, Warsaw University of Technology, Poland – Prof. P. Bogorodzki


Starting date: August 2016

Application deadline: 15th July 2016


To apply:

Please send a CV including list of publications and other achievements, PhD diploma (or equivalent document), letter of motivation (addressed to the Director of the Nencki Institute) and three references


Urszula Dziewulska

Dział Spraw Pracowniczych i Rekrutacji

Instytut Biologii Doświadczalnej im. M. Nenckiego PAN

Ul. Pasteura 3, 02-093 Warszawa


and an e-mail copy to:

u.dziewulska[at] and k.jednorog[at]

contact: dr Katarzyna Jednorog  k.jednorog[at]


Date of publication
1 June 2016