Job ID: 119034

PhD candidate in Neurobiology and Metabolic Research (f/m/x)

Position: Ph.D. Student

Deadline: 30 June 2024

Employment Start Date: 1 September 2024

Contract Length: 3 years

City: Leipzig

Country: Germany

Institution: Helmholtz Institute for Metabolic, Obesity, and Vascular Research



We invite applications for a fully funded PhD candidate position at the Helmholtz Institute for Metabolic, Obesity and Vascular Research (HI-MAG), located in Leipzig. The project aims to unravel the complex neurobiological mechanisms that link brain function with metabolic outcomes. Through this research, the candidate will explore how certain neural pathways influence whole-body metabolism and contribute to the overall energy homeostasis.

  • Participate in research activities focusing on the neural control of metabolism and adipose tissue function
  • Conduct experimental research using advanced techniques such as chemogenetics, intracranial injections, and metabolic profiling of mouse models
  • Analyze genetic and physiological data from both animal models and human samples
  • Collaborate with an interdisciplinary team to integrate findings and contribute to high-impact publications
  • Present research findings at national and international scientific meetings