Job ID: 117721

Ph.D. position in the field of inhibitory neurotransmission in respiration and pain

Position: Ph.D. Student

Deadline: 26 February 2024

Employment Start Date: 1 April 2024

Contract Length: 3 Years

City: Augsburg

Country: Germany

Institution: Universityhospital of Augsburg

Department: translational Anesthesiology and intensive care medicine


For the workgroup „in vivo functions of glycine transporters” we are offering a

Doctoral position (0.65 x TvL 13)

A doctoral position  (0.65 x TvL 13) is available in the  WG Eulenburg in the field of neuroscience for initially three years. We are interested in the regulation of inhibitory neurotransmission in the brain stem and spinal cord by neurotransmitter transporters in the context of the neuronal control of breathing and pain perception. We are tackling these questions by state of the art biochemical, genetical, electrophysiological and behavioural methods.

New colleagues will benefit from a highly collaborative international environment, state-of-the-art facilities, on-site educational programs and numerous networking opportunities within the young and rapidly developing research environment in Augsburg.

We welcome applications from candidates fulfilling the following criteria:

  • Master of Science or Diploma (in biochemistry, neuroscience, biology or similar), medicine or elated disciplines.
  • High level of motivation and enthusiasm for independent scientific research in an ambitious, international team.
  • Knowledge in: Molecular biology, protein biochemistry, cell biology, imaging are advantageous.
  • Interest to work with animals (rodents).
  • Fluent English, knowledge of German language is not necessarily needed, as we are an international lab and our lab language mostly is English but is of course appreciated.

Further information can be found on our homepage ( In case of additional questions please contact: Prof. Volker Eulenburg (

Enclosures: The following documents must be enclosed with your application as a single pdf file: updated CV, 1-2 page motivation letter, copies of degree certificates and contact details (name, address and email) of 2 people who can provide reference letters. Please apply via our online application system Only applications submitted before 18.02.2024 will be considered.

We are looking forward to your application!