Job ID: 104139

PhD student position (f/m/d) in structural plasticity mechanisms of learning and memory

Position: Ph.D. Student

Deadline: 28 February 2023

Contract Length: 3 years

City: Berlin

Country: Germany

Institution: Charité University

Department: Neuroscience Research Center (NWFZ)


Charité Universitätsmedizin, Berlin (Germany) is looking for a


PhD Student in Neuroscience (f/m/d)


To join the scientific team led by the research group leader Dr. Matthias Haberl at the Neuroscience Research Center (NWFZ). The position is funded for three years and is expected to start at the earliest possible date.

The overarching goal of our project is to improve our understanding of circuit re-wiring in the hippocampus during learning processes. We are performing behavioral experiments in mice and are using high-throughput electron microscopy and deep-learning based image analysis, to perform fine-scale connectomics reconstructions.

For your project you will perform stereotactic injections, perform stainings for light and electron microscopy, sectioning and work with high-throughput light- and electron microscopy. You will receive training for those experimental tasks as well as how to use deep-learning based image analysis for circuit reconstructions.



The candidate should be highly motivated, have a distinct desire to learn, good interpersonal and communication skills and show willingness to work in an international environment. Ideal candidates have a masters degree in Biology, Neurosciences or in related fields. Experience in performing experimental science is required. Computational skills are advantageous but the required computational tasks will be taught during the project. Fluency in English is required (both written and spoken).



The project is funded by the DFG and salary classification is according to the German federal pay scale E13 TV-L (65%) for PhD Students.


We offer

  • Working in an international, highly engaging environment.
  • Excellent infrastructure
  • Opportunity for training and use of cutting-edge equipment and facilities.
  • The position is funded by the DFG for 3 years
  • Employment, payment and social benefits are determined by the Public Sector Collective Agreement (Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst – TvöD)
  • The lab is located at the Charité Universitätsmedizin in the city center of Berlin.

Charité is an equal opportunity employer and committed to employing disabled individuals and especially encourages them to apply.


Application documents

  • A detailed CV with relevant experience
  • Brief letter of motivation (max. 1-page) for this position
  • A copy of professional or educational qualification/s
  • Contact information of 1-2 references


Please submit your application as a single PDF document to

The position is available immediately and evaluations will be performed on a rolling basis.