Job ID: 114122

Injury-induced glial reactivity and functional recovery in the Axolotl brain (Ambystoma mexicanum)

Position: Ph.D. Student

Deadline: 15 August 2023

Employment Start Date: 1 September 2023

Contract Length: 3 years

City: Munich

Country: Germany

Institution: Lmu

Department: Neurobiology


We are looking for a PhD student (m/f/x) to work with us at the Neurobiology department (LMU) in Munich, Germany.  The project focuses on understanding how the injury-induced glial reactivity (scarless vs scarring) (Sanchez-Gonzalez et al., 2022; can impact neural plasticity and recovery in the Axolotl brain (Ambystoma mexicanum). On-going and planned experiments include electrophysiological and behavioral studies, and confocal microscopy.

Applicants should hold a Master’s degrees in the natural sciences. Skills in electrophysiology and are very welcome, but more important is interest and commitment to learn the techniques. The ideal PhD applicant should be fascinated not only about regeneration but also about working with Axolotl (

We are committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcome applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities. Persons of any sexual orientation, persons of any gender identity or gender expression, or any other aspect which makes them unique.

The position is available from September 2023 (3 years) and is paid according to TV-L E13, 65%. Review of applications will begin on 15 July 2023 until the position is filled. Interested students can contact Dr. Rosario Sanchez Gonzalez: Please provide a curriculum vitae, your master’s degree certificate or a current transcript of grades, information on your most recent final thesis, as well as a letter of motivation and the contact details of two people who supervised you during your studies.