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Postdoc Research Group Siegert

  • Klosterneuburg (Vienna), Austria
  • € 57,680 gross/year
  • Application Deadline: flexible start date

Postdoctoral position

Postdoc with focus on applied data analysis in Research Group Siegert. In recent years,
microglia, traditionally classified as immune-response, have been shown to adjust synaptic
connection during development and disease. However, their role in the adult nervous system
has been mostly diminished to an observer of environmental insults. We have recently shown
that selective drug manipulation stimulates microglia and restores juvenile-like plasticity. The
Neuroimmunology research group of Sandra Siegert aims now to explore how brain activity is
altered upon drug exposure. In our team, we are combining multiple biological methods from
molecular to function and behavior, and looking now for a team member, who likes to work in
this interdisciplinary environment and is curious to explore how microglia influence our brain.

Your Profile

  • PhD in computational biology, statistical physics, applied mathematics, neurobiology, or similar
  • Knowledge and prior experience in developing and applying computational methods to large (biological) datasets
  • Exhibit critical thinking skills and the ability to work independently
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Motivated to work closely with scientists of other disciplines
  • Eligible to meet the criteria of the NOMIS Fellowship or IST-BRIDGE Program

Application documents: A motivation letter, CV and two reference letters

To submit your application please email: sandra.siegert@ist.ac.at



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Your benefits

Icon Weiterbildung Education & training
Icon Kantine Cafeteria
Icon Kinderbetreuung Childcare
Icon Anbindung Free shuttle bus
Icon Gesundheitsmaсnahmen Multiple health offers
Icon Altersvorsorge Pension insurance





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