Job ID: 103282

PhD student position in Visual Neuroscience

Position: Ph.D. Student

Deadline: 26 February 2023

Contract Length: 3 years

City: Marburg

Country: Germany

Institution: University of Marburg

Department: Institute for Physiology and Pathophysiology


Dr. Lindner’s group uses a wide range of methods from immunohistochemistry to live-cell imaging and electrophysiology to better understand pathophysiological processes in the retina and to develop innovative therapeutic approaches (e.g. viral gene therapy).

You will specifically work on a collaborative project funded by the German Research Foundation entitled “Re-engineering mammalian opsins as a tool for optogenetic vision restoration” (See recent publications: Rodgers et al, Current Biology; Lindner et al, Prog Retin Eye Res., 2022.)

Your tasks:

  • applying molecular biology methods to engineer novel optogenetic tools
  • viral gene transfer
  • immunohistochemical analyses of murine tissue samples
  • planning and conducting in vivo and ex vivo electrophysiological studies (ERG, MEA)

Your qualification:

  • MSc-degree or equivalent in Biology, Biomedical Sciences or a related discipline
  • profound knowledge in one or ideally more of the following techniques of: Molecular biology, Electrophysiology or Live cell microscopy
  • experience in advanced statistical data analysis and a qualification in animal experimentation (e.g. FELASA A) are advantageous
  • Master thesis or publication in a methodologically or thematically relevant field

This PhD project is part of a highly collaborative DFG-funded program (SPP2127) and will benefit from close interaction with PhD students from other participating laboratories, e.g. whilst participating in Summer Schools organized by the collaborative. Moreover, SPP2127 particularly students with childcare responsibilities. Further information can be found at and

Contact for E-Mail-applications:

Please send your application, containing a supporting statement, a CV and a recent text production as a work sample, mentioning registration number above as a single PDF file to before 26th February 2023.