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Post-doctoral position in Cologne/Germany

23 January 2020

Post-doctoral position in Cologne/Germany

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Two post-doctoral positions are available at the Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research in the group “Neurocircuit Wiring and Function” of Dr. Sophie Steculorum ( We are seeking to appoint enthusiastic, highly motivated scientists with a strong interest in the sensory-dependent control of feeding and glucose homeostasis and/or in perinatal programming processes.

These projects will utilize modern techniques such as chemogenetics, optogenetics, and in vivo calcium imaging in concert with a broad range of tests assessing metabolism and behavior in mice.

Required education/skills:

Applicants should have a PhD with research experience in neurobiology, neurophysiology or related topics with a background in the regulation of feeding/glucose homeostasis, sensory perception and/or metabolic programming. Previous work experience with mouse handling is required. Prior experience in utilizing technologies in system neuroscience such as chemogenetics, optogenetics and/or in vivo calcium imaging are beneficial.

Candidate should be a team player, hard-working and willing to work in highly collaborative and interactive research environment.

About the Max-Planck Institute for Metabolism Research:

The Max-Planck Institute for Metabolism Research ( is a renowned research institute dedicated to the study of metabolism and more notably to the CNS-control of metabolism and the onset of metabolic diseases (e.g. obesity and type 2 diabetes). The institute has state of the art facilities in systems neuroscience, mouse genetics, molecular biology and in vivo physiology.

Application (deadline: March 1st 2020):

Interested candidates should send a single PDF containing: a CV including a full publication list, a statement on their motivation, research interests and accomplishments together with a list of three references to before March 1st 2020.

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Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research
Neurocircuit Wiring and Function Group

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Sophie M. Steculorum, Ph.D.
Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research
Group of Neurocircuit Wiring and Function
Gleueler Strasse 50
50931 Köln, Germany

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