Job ID: 58802

PhD Position/Cellular and network mechanisms underlying the sleep-promoting effect of natural compounds

Position: Ph.D. Student

Deadline: 15 September 2021

Employment Start Date: 1 November 2021

Contract Length: 3 years

City: Münster

Country: Germany

Institution: Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität

Department: Institute for Physiology I (neurophysiology)


Starting from 01/11/2021 the Institute of Physiology I is recruiting a scientific doctoral candidate for the duration of 36 month (in part-time, 65% of regular working hours, 25.05 hours; salary according to pay group TV-L E13). The job comprises investigations on the cellular and network mechanisms underlying the sleep-promoting effect of natural compounds. The PhD position is funded by the “Innovative Medizinische Forschung” program (IMF grant number: Z0 12 20 01) of the Medical Faculty, University of Münster (Ref.06329). In addition, the PhD student has the possibility to join the research training group of “chemical biology of ion channels (Chembion)”.

We offer an optimal working atmosphere in a small team in an excellent scientific environment.

Who should apply? We are looking for a highly motivated student with a scientific master degree (in neuroscience, biology, biochemistry, experimental medicine or related fields), a strong interest in neuroscience, willingness to perform animal research, ability to work independently and  as a part of an interdisciplinary team. Experience in standard molecular biology and in vitro or in vivo electrophysiology is desirable but not essential. Experience in working with rodents is a plus. The candidate must have a good command of written and spoken English.

Successful candidate will work under the direct supervision of Dr. Mehrnoush Zobeiri and Prof. Thomas Budde.

How to apply:

please send your application as a single pdf file containing:

(1) Letter of motivation

(2) Curriculum vitae

(3) List of publications (if available)

to the personnel recruitment department of the Münster University Hospital (address: GB-P, Personnel Recruitment, Applicant Management, Domagkstraße 5, 48149 Münster; Email:   Ref.06329 ).

The UKM supports the work-life balance and has therefore been certified as a family-friendly company since 2010.  Applications from women are welcomed; women are given preference within the framework of legal regulations. Candidates with special needs will be given special consideration if they are equally qualified.