Connecting European Neuroscience

Ph.D. Student in Hamburg/Mainz/Germany

07 December 2018

Ph.D. Student in Hamburg/Mainz/Germany

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PhD positions are available within the DFG-funded research unit FOR 2419 “Plasticity versus Stability: Molecular Mechanisms of Synaptic Strength” at the Center for Molecular Neurobiology Hamburg (ZMNH) of the UKE, the Centre for Structural Systems Biology (CSSB) of Universität Hamburg and the Institute of Developmental Biology and Neurobiology of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz. Subject to approval, the PhD student positions are guaranteed for three years (65 % German TV-KAH scale 13).

FOR 2419 is coordinated by Prof. Matthias Kneussel and is an interdisciplinary neurobiology research initiative with 6 projects, mostly at the UKE. Further details are available at:

We seek highly motivated applicants with a passion for neuroscience who hold a Master’s degree in biology or other fields of natural sciences. Some prior experience in one or more methods of molecular and cell biology, biochemistry, electrophysiology, optogenetics, or imaging techniques such as 2-photon or confocal live imaging, STED, PALM, cryo electron microscopy or tomography are desirable. Excellent oral and written English communication skills and the ability to efficiently integrate in an interdisciplinary and multinational research team are expected. We offer a work environment that offers everyone the same chances, regardless of age, sex, sexual preference, disability, ethnic background or religion.

To apply: Please submit your application including a brief statement of research interests, Curriculum Vitae, publication record, transcripts and degree certificates together with the contact details of two referees compiled into a single PDF file (< 5 MB) to the Human Resources Division of the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf ( and to Dr. Eva-Maria Suciu ( quoting reference number 2018-661. Applications will be considered until January 14, 2019.

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Funding is guaranteed for 3 years
University of Hamburg/Johannes Gutenberg University

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Dr. Eva-Maria Suciu
Center for Molecular Neurobiology Hamburg
Falkenried 94
20251 Germany
+49 (0) 40 7410 - 55028

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