Job ID: 63590

PhD student/doctoral student

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 training program SynAGE (RTG 2413 / seeks a highly motivated

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

to join a team of researchers from the Research Group Neuroplasticity NPLast at the Leibniz-Institute for Neurobiology in Magdeburg ( The training program is focused on the different facets of synaptic aging in health and disease. The posts are available initially for  a 3-year fixed-term period with a salary of TV-L E13 (65%) starting January 1st 2022.

The thesis projects will address the interplay of synaptic insulin resistance and amyloid-pathology in high-risk aging and provide an inventory of membrane lipids as well as the synaptic proteome in senescent mice. We will try to understand which synaptic changes underlie cognitive decline in aging and which measures can be taken to improve cognition. The Research Group NPlast offers a broad range of techniques to address these questions (

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:

Applications  will be considered until the positions are filled.