Job ID: 5228

Ph.D. Student in Hamburg/Germany

Position: Ph.D. Student

Deadline: 31 August 2021

Contract Length: 4 years

City: Hamburg

Country: Germany

Institution: Universitätskrankenhaus Hamburg-Eppendorf

Department: Institute of Developmental Neurophysiology


A PhD position for neurophysiology and optogenetics is available at the Institute of Developmental Neurophysiology, University Medical Center Hamburg, Germany.

Our group investigates the synchronized patterns of electrical activity in the immature brain, their relevance for development of cognitive and (multi)sensory abilities and their impairment associated with neuropsychiatric disorders (

The project is funded by an EU Grant (DEEPER) as part of a multidisciplinary consortium and encompasses in vivo electrophysiology and optogenetics, behavioral and pharmacological investigation. We offer state-of-the-art facilities and a stimulating scientific environment in a dynamic, young and interdisciplinary team. We guarantee extensive and individual training.

Applicants should have a strong background in neuroscience. Practical experience in electrophysiology / imaging and good programming skills (MATLAB) would be desirable. Good communication skills, creative and independent thinking are mandatory. Fluent English is a prerequisite.

The placement will be open until a suitable candidate is found but preferential treatment will be given to applications received before March 2021.

Applications including (i) CV, (ii) a brief statement of expertise and interests, (iii) academic achievements (all relevant certificates), and (iv) 2 references should be sent to
Prof. Dr. Ileana Hanganu-Opatz by email (

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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