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ref2003: Research Assistant in Sensory Neuroscience – Keays Lab

The Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP) in Vienna pursues world-class research in basic molecular biology. It is located at the Vienna BioCenter and largely sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim. With over 200 scientists from 40 countries, the IMP is committed to scientific discovery of fundamental molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying complex biological phenomena.  

An opportunity exists for a Research Assistant at the Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP) in Vienna. The Keays Lab is interested in understanding how animals detect magnetic fields, and where this information is processed with the central nervous system.

The successful applicant will work with Dr. Lukas Landler on a project that is focused on magnetosensation in rodents. The successful applicant will gain experience in whole brain clearing, light sheet microscopy, as well as genetic methods. Existing experience with mice, as well as histological and genetic methods is beneficial. Passion and perseverance in equal measure are essential attributes.

The Keays lab is embedded within the Vienna Biocenter (,  a leading research campus in Europe. The campus has an outstanding childcare facility, scientific services and infrastructure, that includes a broad array of bio-optic, histological, and sequencing tools. Vienna is frequently ranked the world’s most liveable city and English is the working language. The institute is an equal opportunity employer.  

The annual gross salary will be € 31,647, - or higher, - full-time (40 hrs/week), depending on qualification and experience.

Applications with a covering letter, CV and the names of three referees should be sent to: keays[at] and lukas.landler[at]

This project is funded by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF).