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Termin ważności:
2020-02-05 - 2020-03-30
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The recently created Center of Excellence for Neural Plasticity & Brain Disorders BRAINCITY ( seeks to appoint two group leaders to develop ambitious and innovative research programmes investigating neural plasticity related to brain disease. Topics of particular interest for BRAINCITY include genomics and epigenomics, clinical neuroscience, circuitry, neurodevelopment, and disease modeling. Candidates with expertise in iPSC-derived organoids, bioimaging, in vivo and in vitro gene editing, bioinformatics, high-content behavioral assessment, and drug screening are particularly encouraged to apply. The group leaders will have full freedom to develop their own scientific projects and responsibility for forming and leading an independent research group. Initial fixed-term positions will be offered with the possibility of obtaining tenure at the Nencki Institute upon successful review. Appointments will include core funding and internationally competitive salaries for the PI and several group members, as well as access to state-of-the-art research facilities, and the possibility to apply for large equipment funding.

BRAINCITY is a partnership between the European Molecular Biology Laboratory and the Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology, located in Warsaw, Poland. The Nencki Institute is the leading Polish research institution in the field of neurobiology located on the largest Polish biomedical research campus in one of the most vibrant cities of Europe.

Project title:

Nencki-EMBL Center of Excellence for Neural Plasticity and Brain Disorders: BRAINCITY
Project is carried out within the MAB/IRA programme of the Foundation for Polish Science.

Key responsibilities:

  • development of individual scientific projects
  • forming and leading an independent research group


Successful candidates are expected to:

• hold a doctorate or medical degree in a relevant discipline

• demonstrate outstanding research achievements

• present plans for an ambitious and competitive research programme

• possess the leadership skills required to direct an independent research group

• exhibit openness to internal and external collaborations

Applications should include:

  • curriculum vitae
  • cover letter including a motivation statement
  • full list of peer-reviewed publications
  • up to three publications (pdf) with a brief explanation of their significance and the candidate’s contribution
  • description of past accomplishments and future research plans (max. 5 pages)
  • three letters of reference from senior researchers sent directly to

Materials should be deposited at before March 30, 2020, 23:59 CEST.

Further information related to the scientific programme can be obtained by contacting Project Leaders:
Leszek Kaczmarek ( and Ewelina Knapska (

For other inquiries please contact Marta Rucinska (

The BRAINCITY project is carried out within the International Research Agendas programme of the Foundation for Polish Science co-financed by the European Union under the European Regional Development Fund.


We offer:

· full freedom to develop scientific projects and responsibility for forming and leading an independent research group

· initial fixed-term position with the possibility of obtaining tenure at the Nencki Institute upon successful review

· core funding of 400 000 PLN/yr (ca. 90 000 EUR)

· internationally competitive salaries for several group members, including:

® 1 postdoctoral salary of 12 450 PLN/month, gross (ca. 2 000 EUR/month net),

® 1 technician salary of 8 300 PLN/month, gross (ca. 1 300 EUR/month net)

® and 2 PhD stipends of 4 500 PLN/month (ca. 1 000 EUR/month net each)

· full access to Nencki Institute state-of-the-art research facilities

· lab space, appropriate for the type of research

· HR, administrative, accounting, ordering/purchasing, technology broker support

· Nencki Institute seminars, lectures, active research environment, etc.

· doctoral school and PhD degree conferred by the Nencki Institute

· fringe benefits, e.g., private health insurance, fitness programme, etc.

· possibility for extensive interdisciplinary collaborations within the Nencki Institute, as well as international collaborations with Academia

· location in the largest biomedical campus in the Central & Eastern Europe (universities, research institutes, the biggest clinical hospital in Poland, start-ups, etc.)

· EMBL-Nencki partnership

Opis firmy

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