Job ID: 63546

Two PhD student positions in Molecular Neuroscience

Position: Ph.D. Student

Deadline: 20 December 2021

Employment Start Date: 3 January 2022

Contract Length: 3 years

City: Magdeburg

Country: Germany

Institution: Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology, Brenneckestrasse 6,39118 Magdeburg, Germany

Department: Research Group Neuroplasticity


The DFG – funded research unit Syntophagy “Membrane trafficking processes underlying presynaptic proteostasis” (5228)seeks two highly motivated

PhD students/doctoral students (f/m/d)

to join a team of researchers in Hamburg and Magdeburg for a project dealing with synaptic autophagy funded by the DFG – FOR5228 Syntophagy “Membrane trafficking processes underlying presynaptic proteostasis”. The posts are available initially for  a 3-year fixed-term period with a salary of TV-L E13 (65%) starting from January 1st 2022.

About the project: We will address the specific contribution of autophagy to presynaptic proteostasis with emphases on the question how is presynaptic function and plasticity regulated by autophagy. We will investigate non-canonical functions of autophagosomes in signalling and its impact on presynaptic development, maintenance and function. The two participating labs in Hamburg and Magdeburg cover a broad range of techniques and are at the technological forefront in molecular neuroscience research (see and

Your profile

  • completed university degree (master, diploma or similar qualification) in neuroscience, biology, biochemistry or otherrelevant discipline
  • experience in cell biology, microscopy, imaging and/or biochemistry
  • independent, self-reliant and dedicated style of work

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.

Please submit your application in one PDF file including a detailed CV and names of two referees and brief statements ofmotivation and research interest via e-mail to: Please indicate which projects you are applying for. Applications  will be considered until the positions are filled.