Job ID: 4452

Ph.D. Student in Mainz/Germany

Position: Ph.D. Student

Deadline: 15 February 2021

Employment Start Date: 15 February 2021

Contract Length: 3 years, with an option for extension

City: Mainz

Country: Germany

Institution: University

Department: Institute of Physiology


The Inst. of Physiology at the Joh. Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germany, is offering a non-permanent position

for a PhD-student (female/male)
Salary according to German TV-L E13 (65%)

The position is part of a large Collaborative Research Center” (CRC 1080) funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) in the Frankfurt/Mainz area.

The successful candidate will investigate the role of specific subpopulations of GABAergic interneurons on brain injury mediated neuronal hyperexcitability and epileptogenesis (Ellwardt et al., Nat.Neurosci, 2018) in neocortical circuits in a mouse model of unilateral focal traumatic brain injury (TBI) (Le Prieult et al., J.Neurotrauma, 2017). The PhD-student will use transgenic mouse lines to perform ex vivo – in vitro electrophysiological recordings (patch-clamp, multi-electrode array (MEA)), immunohistochemistry and a proteomics approach from FACS sorted interneurons to characterize the TBI induced adaptive alterations in specific subpopulations of GABAergic interneurons and in the cortical network.

As a member of the International European Neuroscience Schools (NENS: we offer broad and interdisciplinary training for PhD-students in various fields of Neuroscience through our Integrated Research Training Group (IRTG) and through our Credit Point based curriculum in the Graduate School “TransMed” ( Together we offer regular seminar series, additional workshop courses, collaborations with other labs/clinics in the Mainz/Frankfurt area. The candidate can aim for the academic degree “PhD” or “Dr.rer.nat.”

So, if you own a MSc-degree in the field of Neuroscience, you are experienced in electrophysiological recording techniques, you are motivated to work in our translational research project as a strong team player, don’t hesitate but apply today at the e-mail below.

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