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Postdoc Research Group Siegert

  • Klosterneuburg (Vienna), Austria
  • € 57.680* gross/year
  • Application deadline: flexible start date

Postdoctoral opportunity with NOMIS/IST-Bridge in Siegert lab
We are at the intersection of neurobiology and immunology research and interested how microglia, the resident immune cells in the brain, influence our thinking. The brain’s visual system provides a unique system to address this kind of question. We combine multiple biological methods from behavior, functional and transcriptional aspects at either single cell or cell network level. Examples of our projects addressing for example how topological data analysis approaches help us to distinguish between microglial states (in collaboration with EPFL, Switzerland and KTH, Sweden), how distinct drugs alter spatio-temporal gene expression at the single cell level and impact in vivo brain activity, and how microglia impact visual processing and information transmission from the retina to the brain.

Your Profile

  • PhD in computational biology, statistical physics, applied mathematics, machine learning or similar
  • Prior experience in developing and applying computational methods to large datasets
  • Research experience in single-cell RNA sequencing or in vivo electrophysiological recordings is a plus
  • Proficiency in the use of programming languages such as Python, C++, Matlab or R for statistical data analysis
  • You should exhibit critical thinking skills, an independent work ethic, the motivation to implement new strategies into the research workflow and efficiently communicate to the diverse group background.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Ability to work closely with scientists of other disciplines
  • If you are interested to apply with a project in our group, please check whether you meet the eligibility criteria of NOMIS or IST-Bridge: https://ist.ac.at/en/education/ postdocs

Application documents: motivation letter, CV and the name of three references, via email with the subject title „ NOMIS IST“



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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





*This position comes with possible overpayment depending on education, qualification and work experience. For more information on how ISTA processes your personal data, please refer to www.ista.ac.at/data-protection.




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