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


Laborleitung Immunhistochemie (wiss. Mitarbeiter), group leader (advanced Postdoc) in cellular Neuroscience (m/f/d)

We offer an interdisciplinary research team with international collaborations, integrated in an exciting scientific environment. Within the Research Training Program for cellular and molecular aging (CEMMA) and the SFB F-44, we analyze individual neurons and neuronal networks displaying differential vulnerability in aging and disease. We focus on Parkinson’s & Schizophrenia, the dopamine system, and ion channels & receptors. Methodologically, we combine state-of-the-art functional analysis (e.g. optogenetics, in vivo / in vitro electrophysiology, Ca2+ imaging, Seahorse), with high-end cell-specific molecular and immunohistochemistry techniques (e.g. tracing, confocal, STED, Multiphoton-Microscopy, RNAScope).

The successful applicant will get the opportunity to apply for own grants, and to build up his/her own independent line of research. The possibility for Habilitation is given. The position is offered initially for three years. Longer funding is possible and desired. Salary, benefits etc. are according to the German TV-L system.

Applicants are expected to be enthusiastic about science, with excellent degrees in neuro-, medical- or life-sciences. Team spirit, capability for independent, self-motivated work, and very good English-skills are required. Technical expertise in immunohistochemistry, protein biochemistry and microscopy/imaging, electrophysiologie, as well as experience in student-supervision are highly desired. As our medical school teaching takes place in German, knowledge of the German language is of advantage.

Ulm University is ranked first among the German universities younger than 50 years, and offers a broad range of research programs and core facilities (e.g. the Center for Translational Imaging, MoMAN;

For further information, please see:; or contact Birgit Liss.

Are you interested? Please send in your full application, containing cover letter, statement of research interest (max 1 page), CV, teaching statement, certificates (BSc/MSc and PhD/MD degrees or equivalents).

Prof. Birgit Liss, Institute of Applied Physiology, Ulm University, Albert Einstein Allee 11, 89081 Ulm, Germany. Or send it by e-mail (as one merged PDF-file only) to

Application Deadline: July 30th, 2020

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

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-Wuerttemberg. 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.