Job ID: 81421

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

Position: Ph.D. Student

Deadline: 15 June 2022

Employment Start Date: 1 July 2022

Contract Length: three years

City: Magdeburg

Country: Germany

Institution: Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology Magdeburg

Department: Research Group Neuroplasicity NPLast (


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 July 1st 2022.

The thesis project will address which changes in synaptic function over the lifespan underlie cognitive decline in normal ageing. We will try to understand which synaptic changes underlie cognitive decline in ageing and we will test interventions that atrget nodal points of age-related synaptic dysfunction. 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
  • profound knowledge in molecular cell biology 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.