Univ.-Prof. Dr. Tibor Harkany

Postdoctoral/senior scientist position available in the field of

The Center for Brain Research, Medical University of Vienna, is an internationally leading research institution in neuroscience. We offer a vibrant academic environment, outstanding career development plans as well as competitive salaries and social benefits in Vienna, Austria, the city with the world`s best quality of living according to Mercer 2009 – 2020. The present recruitment is for the Department of Molecular Neurosciences headed by Tibor Harkany. We are looking for a talented and experienced postdoctoral fellow with experience in developmental biology particularly related to maternal influences on fetal development, hormonal, neurotransmitter or neuromodulator (endocannabinoid) biology. The successful applicant is expected to work on state-of-the-art questions on single-cell analysis of cell-type diversity and function determination.

Requirements: In this case, a 5-year contract is offered. We are looking for an individual with a doctoral degree (or equivalent) in the life sciences, preferably neuroscience or developmental biology. Documented knowledge of developmental biology or metabolomics or trans-generational studies or neurophysiology, as well as experience with single-cell analysis and in vitro/in vivo experiments is a must.

Advantages: Publications in relevant and top-tier peer-reviewed journals, knowledge with Western blotting, molecular biology/cloning and/or brain anatomy will be positively assessed. Knowledge in hormone-driven neuronal development and/or obesity research and a good command of English will allow the successful candidate to work in a competitive and internationally-recognized research group.

Starting date is September, 1st 2021. The call is open until all positions are filled. Please send requests and applications to Alexandra Tilscher,