Job ID: 110965

Postdoctoral researcher in cardiac optogenetics

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 25 June 2023

Employment Start Date: 1 July 2023

Contract Length: 3 years

City: Würzburg

Country: Germany

Institution: University Hospital Würzburg

Department: Institute of Clinical Neurobiology, Systems Neurobiology


Postdoctoral researcher (f/m/d – paid according to TV-L E13)

The Defense Circuits Lab at the Institute of Clinical Neurobiology in cooperation with the German Center for Heart Failure is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to further develop our research on cardiac optogenetics.

We are looking for ambitious scientists who would like to advance their career with excellent research on a current topic and with innovative technology. Experience documented through publications in basic neuroscience and/or cardiology research in mouse models is required. Ideally, the candidate comes with knowledge of modern optical and genetic, has skills in microsurgical procedures as well as data analytic methods. The ability to work in a team and fluency in English are required. German language skills are a plus.

The researcher will lead an independent project on the further development of cardiac optogenetics and the investigation of specific neuronal communications between heart and brain. Building on extensive preliminary research, the latest techniques in systems neuroscience will be applied in freely moving mice, e.g. calcium imaging, optogenetics, viral transfection and tracing, in combination with behavioral experiments and simultaneous ECG, or blood pressure measurements. Complex, multimodal data sets are subsequently analyzed and visualized.

The University of Würzburg is an equal opportunity employer. As such, we explicitly encourage applications from qualified women. Severely handicapped applicants will be given preferential consideration when equally qualified.

Applications including CV and Motivation letter to: