Connecting European Neuroscience

Ph.D. Student in Regensburg/Germany

29 November 2019

Ph.D. Student in Regensburg/Germany

Job ID


Project: “Impact of brain neuropeptides on partner loss-induced depressive-like behaviour in prairie voles”

Positive social relationships are vital for mental and physical health. Conversely, sudden disruption of such relationships is often followed by emotional distress, triggering severe physical and psychological sequelae, including depression. Therefore, elucidating the neural systems underlying social loss-induced depression is essential to understand and, consequently, develop strategies against the psychiatric consequences of these events. We aim to reach that goal by using the monogamous prairie vole model, and by applying a variety of techniques from shRNA, intracerebral microdialysis, acute or chronic application of receptor (ant-)agonists, and epigenetic approaches to electrophysiology.

Start of funding on April 1st, 2020. Position is funded for up to three years, according to the German pay scale TV-L E13 (65%). The project is part of the DFG graduate program “Neurobiology of emotion dysfunctions” GRK 2174 (, and it involves traveling to the collaboration partners in the US.

Prof. Dr. Oliver Bosch, AG Maternal,

Job Information

Closing date:
Employment start date:
Contract length:
36 months
University of Regensburg
Department of Behavioural and Molecular Neurobiology

Contact Information

Oliver Bosch
Department of Behavioural and Molecular Neurobiology, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, DE

Jobs Archive