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We are searching for 2 outstanding postdoctoral candidates for the research project supported by the Foundation for Polish Science

Pursuing addiction: appetitive learning and synaptic plasticity in the amygdala

Leszek Kaczmarek, Laboratory of Neurobiology, the Nencki Institute, Warsaw, Poland

http://neurogene.nencki.gov.pl

 

We are searching for 2 outstanding postdoctoral candidates for the research project supported by the Foundation for Polish Science (FNP TEAM, 2016-2019).

The studies aim at identifying specific neuronal microcircuitry within mouse and rat amygdala that supports appetitive learning and alcohol addiction.

Requirements for postdoctoral candidates are:

 

  • Strong interest in the brain research, especially in understanding the brain-mind connection,
  • PhD degree, or equivalent (awarded not sooner than 2011) in molecular biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, physics/biophysics, biology, psychology, medical or veterinary sciences.
  • Strong publication record,
  • Proven proficiency in one or more of the following techniques: mouse/rat behavior, electrophysiology, optogenetics, neuroanatomy, advanced light microscopy (2-photon, light sheet, etc.), stereotactic surgery,
  • Exceptional motivation for the scientific research (demonstrated via publications, references of the candidate's thesis tutor),
  • Proficiency in English.

 

Admission

The application should contain the following documents/information:

 

  • CV
  • Letter-of-intent
  • 2 letters of reference
  • Copy of PhD diploma (or equivalent)
  • Contact information, including e-mail address and phone number
  • The candidates may include additional information or copies of documents/certificates in support of the application.

 

Applications in English (pdf format) should be sent to team@nencki.gov.pl 

Application deadline: September 15, 2016

 

Short-listed candidates with the highest score will be selected for personal interviews. Interviews will take place at the Nencki Institute on September 22, 2016.

Start date: October 2016

Stipend’s amount:  8 500 PLN/month (net)

Date
24 August 2016