The department of Neurology of the University Medical Center Ulm (medical director: Professor Dr. A. Ludolph) is instantly looking for a
PhD student ( f/m/d)

With more than 25 departments and 13 institutes (1,150 beds) the University Medical Center Ulm is a leading health care provider in Southwest Germany. We provide inpatient treatment to about 44,000 patients each year. Our outpatient cases amount to approximately 60,000. We attach great importance to qualified employees who ensure extremely high quality in the treatment of our patients by the use of the latest scientific knowledge and who enjoy their work.

for our Neurochemistry/Neurodegeneration working Group for Neuroproteomics and Biomarker research

Your tasks:
  • Develop customized panels of immunoassays for analysis of novel biomarker candidates
  • Optimize panels for biomarker detection in both cerebrospinal fluid and blood using state-of-the-art technologies
  • Technically and clinically validate these novel tests in relevant patient samples from different cohorts
  • Depending on the level of qualification also a neuropsychological evaluation of the different diseases can be a major part of the project
  • Process and analyze the data
  • Communicate results by means of oral presentations and scientific publications
  • Perform a six month secondment (internship) abroad

We offer:
  • Excellent opportunity to publish on high impact level
  • Payment in accordance with the Marie Curie Actions
  • Support in compatibility of career and family
  • work place health Promotion
  • The University of Ulm also offers an excellent international PhD program in Molecular Medicine which the PhD students are encouraged to participate in

Your profile:
  • Highly motivated and enthusiastic early-stage Researcher with a strong interest in biochemistry and clinical chemistry of dementia
  • Pro-active and precise, excellent communication skills, talents for organizing and to work optimally when collaborating with others.
  • Like to solve scientific problems and have an intrinsic motivation and capacity to continuously improve yourself
  • Must be within the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research career
  • Must not already hold a PhD
  • Must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) within Germany for more than 12 months in the three years immediately prior to their recruitment
  • Aiming to obtain a PhD degree
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Research master’s degree in the field of life sciences (biology, biochemistry, psychology or related). In addition, training in mass spectrometry and/or antibody based methods is advantageous
  • Ability to generate scientific outputs for publication in peer reviewed journals
  • Willing to travel to attend internships, training and academic Events
  • Ability to work within an internationally diverse team and to attain with the requirements of the funder

Contract: limited
Level of employment: full-time

Are you interested? 

Please send your full application as a single PDF-file per E-Mail by 16.06.2020 to:  and

Universitätsklinikum Ulm
Klinik für Neurologie 
Herrn Prof. Dr. Markus Otto
Herrn Dr. Steffen Halbgebauer
Oberer Eselsberg 45
89081 Ulm

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 University Medical Center Ulm aims to increase the proportion of women and therefore encourages qualified female to submit their application.