Job ID: 61255

PhD student position: neuronal basis of auditory short term memory

Position: Ph.D. Student

Deadline: 31 October 2021

Employment Start Date: 15 November 2021

Contract Length: 3 years

City: Magdeburg

Country: Germany

Institution: Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology

Department: Comparative Neuroscience


We seek a

PhD student

to study the neuronal basis of auditory short term memory in monkeys. This post is for a 3-year fixed-term period with a salary of TV-L E13 (65%). The start of employment is flexible. For more information about our group, please visit:

Your task

You will train macaque monkeys on auditory tasks, perform microelectrode recordings from the auditory cortex, apply direct electrical brain stimulation and use computational approaches to analyze the data.

Your profile

·       completed university degree (master, diploma or similar qualification) in neuroscience, physics, biology, psychology, engineering or similar discipline

·       experience in microelectrode recordings from the brain, in animal training and in quantitative (statistical and programming) methods to analyze the data

·       independent, self-reliant and dedicated style of work

We offer

·       long-standing experience with supervision of doctoral thesis and personal scientific development

•    high-standard career development

•    integration into state-of-the-art graduate training at the host institution and local university

•    a vibrant, interactive and diverse neuroscience community, embedded in the Center for Behavioral Brain Sciences

•    possibilities for participation in international conferences

Your employment, salary and employee benefits comply with the collective pay agreement (German TV-L). Equal opportunities as well as compatibility of family and work are part of our HR policy. Severely disabled applicants with equivalent occupational aptitude will be considered preferentially.

For informal inquiries about the project and post, please contact Prof. Dr. Michael Brosch ( Please send one PDF file comprising letter of motivation, CV, research profile, list of publications, copies of relevant certificates and the full contact details of two referees to Prof. Dr. Michael Brosch via Applications will be considered until the position is filled. An initial inspection of the applications will take place by October 15th 2021.

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