The Institute of Applied Physiology at the Medical Faculty of Ulm University, Germany offers
PhD position 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 AI-based imaging, electrophysiology, targeted CRISPR/Cas9, Seahorse, and
single cell transcriptomics approaches (see also: https://www.uni-ulm.de/med/angewphys/
As start-date, summer-term 2023 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 Ulm University
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
Prof. Birgit Liss,
Reference No: 09/2022-PhD or 09/2022-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: November 30th, 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.