Job ID: 54567

Ph.D. position in Neurobiology

Position: Ph.D. Student

Deadline: 30 June 2021

Employment Start Date: 1 September 2021

City: Mainz

Country: Germany

Institution: Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

Department: Institute of Developmental Biology and Neurobiology, Faculty of Biology


The Faculty of Biology at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz ( is composed of three institutes: Developmental Biology and Neurobiology (IDN), Organismic and Molecular Evolution (IOME), and Molecular Physiology (IMP), each constituted of several research groups. The open position is located in the IDN in the research laboratory of Prof. Dr. Claire Jacob.

Description: The Jacob’s group studies the functions of chromatin remodeling enzymes in the regeneration process of the nervous system ( The successful applicant will work on this topic and will have the opportunity to use a wide range of in vivo (rodents) and in vitro techniques already established in the lab, and will contribute to the development of innovative technologies.


  • High motivation for research and eagerness to contribute to the scientific output of the lab,
  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Life Sciences,
  • Fluency in English (written and spoken)
  • Good organizational and communication skills,
  • Ambition to pursue a scientific career
  • Experience in handling mice (ideal, but not mandatory)

Please send a CV, a letter of motivation, a brief description of research experience and interests, and the contact information (name, email address, phone number) of 2 to 3 referees, in pdf format at the following email address: