Job ID: 104360

Postdoc position to study midbrain mechanisms in vertebrates in Munich, Germany

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 31 March 2023

Contract Length: 3 years

City: Freising

Country: Germany

Institution: Technical University of Munich

Department: Zoology


A postdoc position is available at the Chair of Zoology, Technical University of Munich to study midbrain mechanisms for sensory computation in chicken. The project will involve the application of advanced electrophysiological recording techniques (multielectrode systems), sensory stimulation with both natural and virtual stimuli, behavioral training, and behavioral analysis. We are interested in understanding the dynamics of sensory representation upon self-generated motor behavior in the midbrain, a major sensory-motor hub with a central role in attentional processes.


Your profile

A strong interest in neurobiology and affinity to advanced neurophysiological recording technology are prerequisites. Eligible candidates should be good team players, highly motivated and eager to work independently and interdisciplinary. Solid English skills, both written and spoken are required. The ability to teach in German would be helpful. We are expecting an above-average Master/PhD degree in a field related to biological or biomedical sciences.

We offer

A postdoc position (according to TV-L 13) at the Technical University Munich (TUM), starting date possible from January 1st, 2023 on. The position is funded for 3 years, with a possible extension for further 3 years. The option to pursue a Habilitation is given. Teaching obligation is at 5 weekly hours during the semester; professional training programs for teaching are provided by the TUM. We are offering a position in a diverse team working on different animal model systems, and can provide excellent working conditions.

Our lab is located on the Life Sciences Campus of the TUM in Freising/Weihenstephan, close to the vibrant research community in Munich. Employment, payment and social benefits are consistent with those at other research institutes. The TUM is an equal opportunity employer. The TUM is committed to employing disabled individuals and especially encourages them to apply.

Your application

We are looking forward to receiving your comprehensive online application, including your CV, certificates, motivation letter and contact information of 2 references. We will consider applications until we have successfully filled the position, so there is no deadline for the application. Please send your application as one PDF-document to referencing the keyword “scientist-position”. Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.


Prof. Dr. Harald Luksch, Chair of Zoology

Technical University Munich, School of Life Sciences

Liesel-Beckmann-Straße 4

85354 Freising



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