Research Associate in Molecular Neuroscience

Research Associate in Molecular Neuroscience

David Keays

Vienna, Austria

Research Associate in Molecular Neuroscience


The Keays laboratory at the Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP) in Vienna seeks to recruit a passionate scientist in the field of molecular neuroscience.  We are interested in understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms that underlie the magnetic sense – arguably the last great mystery in sensory biology.  To gain insight into this problem we employ pigeons and mice as model systems, aiming to exploit nature’s magnetoreceptor to engineer new tools in neuroscience. 


The ideal candidate for his position will have a background in molecular biology and/or neuroscience. Technical expertise in cloning, western blot analysis, co-immunoprecipitation, next generation sequencing, and cell culture would be advantageous. 


We encourage applications from recent graduates from top tier universities who wish to gain additional practical experience before embarking on doctoral studies. Previous associates from the Keays lab have secured doctoral positions at Harvard, Oxford, Cold Spring Harbor, and Johns Hopkins University. 


The Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP) offers the opportunity to work in a dynamic internationally competitive environment with excellent benefits in a stunning city. Our in house scientific services are unparalleled.  The working language at the IMP is English. 


Applicants should send their CV, and names of referees to:


David Keays (


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Research Associate in Molecular Neuroscience