Job ID: 64396

PhD position in glia research

Position: Ph.D. Student

Deadline: 15 January 2022

Contract Length: 3 years

City: Homburg/Saar

Country: Germany

Institution: University of Saarland

Department: Molecular Physiology, CIPMM


We are seeking a highly motivated PhD candidate to join the research group of Dr. Wenhui Huang within the department of Molecular Physiology (Head: Prof. Frank Kirchhoff), CIPMM, University of Saarland, to work on a project newly funded by the DFG (German Research Foundation)

The goal of this project is to identify the molecular mechanisms of adenosine signalling in regulating oligodendrocyte regeneration and remyelination in neurodegenerative pathologies such as multiple sclerosis (MS). We use a variety of transgenic mouse models combining cutting-edge cell and molecular approaches to address this scientific question.

The successful candidate should hold a Diploma/Master degree in neurobiology, molecular medicine, pharmacology or a related subject. Enthusiasm and diligence for scientific research is preferentially expected and fluency in English is a must. Experiences in animal experiments, electrophysiology, and/or live-imaging would be advantages.

We offer:

  • a three-year PhD student position with salary (TV-L, E13 65%),
  • an exciting and well-structured project focusing on de/-remyelination disease,
  • a vibrant, collaborative scientific environment,
  • state-of-the-art research facilities and
  • international (fun) group members

To apply, please submit a single .PDF file including:

  • Letter of motivation,
  • Curriculum vitae,
  • Transcript of records,
  • Summary of research experience and Master Project,
  • Contact information of two referees


The project will start as early as possible in 2022. Selected candidates will be invited for an on-line interview timely.