Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology at the International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology (IIMCB), Warsaw, headed by Professor Jacek Jaworski is looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher.
The project aims to unravel how the interplay between various pathways that converge on Rac1 may participate in the brain connectivity development and underlie Tuberous Sclerosis Complex-associated neuropsychiatric disorders and will include behavioral testing, extensive microscopy imaging and image analysis, and transcriptome analysis. The project will be conducted using zebrafish as an animal model.
- Full employment contract initially for 1 year with possible extension to 3-4 years in total.
- Gross salary about 7600 PLN/month (* Additional bonuses such as the 13th salary after working for the Institute for six months in a given calendar year, or Christmas bonus may supplement this salary)
- Position with 100% focus on research (no teaching obligations)
- Benefits including a reduced rate for an individual medical care package and membership in MultiSport program
- Full technical, administrative and organizational support from professional English-speaking personnel
- Participation in courses, scientific training, support from peers, and academic mentoring
- Participation in international conferences
- Holds a PhD degree in biological sciences or related fields
- Fulfills the formal criteria for the competition https://ncn.gov.pl/sites/default/files/pliki/uchwaly-rady/2020/uchwala35_2020-zal1.pdf#page=33 particular section 2.1.1.
- Has solid knowledge and documented laboratory experience in at least one of the following disciplines: neuroscience, developmental biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, or microscopy and novel imaging techniques
- Solid understanding of the principles of brain development or computer vision will be a plus
- Willingness to work with a zebrafish animal model
- Prior experience in NGS or working with animal models (mouse or zebrafish), as well as basic programming skills would be an advantage but not essential
- Keen interest in neurodevelopment, connectivity development, and molecular mechanisms underlying behavior
- Proficiency in written and spoken English
- Willingness to learn and take new challenges, ability to work independently and to take an initiative, analytical thinking
- Good interpersonal skills and a team player
- Has good presentation skills (ideally having presented during at least one international conference)
- Has published at least one publication as the first author in an international peer-reviewed journal
Poland › Warsaw
31 January 2021
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