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Job Type: Wissenschaftliche Jobausschreibungen

Postdoc Research Group Shigemoto

Life Sciences
Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria)
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Full Time

Klosterneuburg (Vienna), Austria

€ 56,000 gross/year*


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Shigemoto group works on localization and function of receptors and ion channels in major synaptic connections in the brain and examine how plasticity of these synapses contributes to the memory formation. The group is also developing chemical tagging technologies to visualize or manipulate target molecules using interdisciplinary approaches. Your responsibility would be to develop new chemical probe-mediated technologies for:

• Visualizing single channel subunit compositions in situ, and asking how the subunit composition changes in physiological learning process and contributes to memory formation

• Manipulation of ion channel activities by tagging with functional nanocrystals

• Non-invasive manipulation of vesicular release in specific pathways by infrared light and nanocrystal-tagged optogenetic tools

• Proximity labeling of receptors and ion channels to screen interacting molecules Tasks are cross-disciplinary involving organic chemistry, light and electron microscopy, electrophysiology, optogenetics, biochemistry and behavioral experiments using mice.


Your profile

• Shigemoto group is looking for a highly motivated postdoc with a strong interest in developing interdisciplinary approaches for elucidating mechanisms for synaptic plasticity and

physiological learning

• Experience in one of the disciplines described above is preferable

• PhD in biology, chemistry, neuroscience, medicine or others

• Excellent command of English (working language)

• short listed candidates will apply for NOMIS fellowship with potential secondary supervisors,

Maria Ibáñez (internal), Akio Ojida (external), or other external scientists. For more information, please visit our website:


Your benefits

• Education & training

• Cafeteria

• Childcare

• Free shuttle bus

• Multiple health offers

• Pension insurance


Application documents: cover letter, CV, publication list and the contact details of at least two referees. To submit your application please email: ryuichi.shigemoto(at)


* This position comes with possible overpayment depending on education, qualification and work experience.

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Main contact
Name: Prof. Ryuichi Shigemoto

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