Job ID: 58740

Ph.D Student: Modulation of Stress and Resilience

Position: Ph.D. Student

Deadline: 20 September 2021

Employment Start Date: 1 October 2021

Contract Length: 3 years with option for extension

City: Bonn

Country: Germany

Institution: University Bonn / Medical Faculty

Department: Institute of Physiology II


The research group “Modulation of Stress and Resilience” led by Dr. Anne-Kathrin Gellner from the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Bonn offers a PhD position (f/m/d) (E13 65% TV-L), starting as soon as possible and for a period of 3 years, with the possibility of an extension.


The group is embedded in the Institute of Physiology II, University of Bonn (headed by Prof. V. Stein) and the PhD position is funded by the Sonderforschungsbereich 1089 (SFB 1089) on Synaptic Microcircuits in Health and Disease (


We study the effects of acute and chronic stressors on cortical neuronal and glial networks in mice and explore pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches to modulate stress vulnerability. We use a broad set of behavioral testing and learning paradigms, in vivo-imaging techniques (two-photon microscopy, intrinsic optical signal imaging), electrophysiology as well as molecular approaches.


Successful candidates will work under the direct supervision of Dr. Anne-Kathrin Gellner and Prof. Valentin Stein. We are looking for outstanding and highly motivated, team-oriented candidates with a strong interest in neurobiology. Prior research experience with animal experimentation, microscopy, or electrophysiology techniques is advantageous. Candidates should hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in Neuroscience, Biological Science, Biomedical Engineering, or a related field.


The University of Bonn is committed to diversity and equal opportunity.


We look forward to receiving your online application including the following documents in a single PDF: cover letter stating your motivation for this position, a comprehensive CV, copies of degree certificates. For further information about the group visit  and


Please send your complete application documents in a single PDF to Dr. Gellner by email