Job ID: 64372

Two PhD positions and a Postdoc position in Molecular & Cellular Neuroscience (m/f/d)

Position: PhD position and Postdoc position

Deadline: 31 January 2022

City: Ulm

Country: Germany

Institution: Medical Faculty of Ulm University, Germany

Department: Institute of Applied Physiology


The Institute of Applied Physiology at the Medical Faculty of Ulm University, Germany offers

Two PhD positions and a Postdoc position in Molecular & Cellular Neuroscience (m/f/d).

We offer an interdisciplinary research team with international collaborations, integrated in an exciting scientific environment at the University of Ulm & the University of Oxford.
In a Wellcome Trust funded project, together with the Oxford Parkinson‘s disease Centre (OPDC), as well as within the DFG-funded SFB-1506 , we analyse the mechanisms of differential neuronal vulnerability in Aging and in Parkinson‘s disease. We focus on the role of ion channels and activity-related Ca2+ signalling.

Our methods deployed include state-of-the-art in vivo and in vitro neuroscience techniques like high-end imaging & electrophysiology, targeted CRISPR/Cas9, and single cell transcriptomics approaches (further info at:

As start-date, summer-term 2022 is envisioned, but a prior or later start is possible.

The positions are funded according to the German TV-L system. The PhD positions can be embedded within the International Graduate school “Molecular Medicine” at Um University (IGradU).

Applicants will hold an outstanding MSc degree or equivalent in neuroscience, life science or a related subject, and are fluent in English. Applicants for the postdoctoral position will have completed a respective PhD program or equivalent.

Experience in neuroscience as well as in molecular biology, bioinformatics, imaging, and/or electrophysiological techniques are desired and of advantage. Successful applicants are self-motivated team workers and enthusiastic about science, with strong communication skills and diligent work ethics.

If you are interested, please send in your full application, by mail or by e-mail (as one merged PDF-file only), containing a cover letter, statement of research interest / motivation (max. 1 page), CV, all certificates (BSc, MSc, PhD, other degrees), and the contact details of two references, to:

Prof. Birgit Liss,
Reference No: 01/2022-PhD or 01/2022-Postdoc, respectively.
Institute of Applied Physiology, Ulm University, N27
Albert-Einstein-Allee 11, 89081 Ulm, Germany

Please send copies only, as all application documents will be destroyed after the selection process. Please note that expenses related to your application can not be reimbursed.

Deadline: January 31th, 2022

Employment takes place through the administration department of the University Medical Center Ulm, which acts in the name and on behalf of the federal state of Baden-Württemberg. Handicapped people with equal qualifications will be employed preferentially. The Ulm-University strives for an increased proportion of women in research and teaching and therefore strongly encourages qualified female scientists to apply for the position.