Job ID: 5388

Ph.D. Student in Bonn/Germany

Position: Ph.D. Student

Deadline: 31 August 2021

Contract Length: Three years

City: Bonn

Country: Germany

Institution: University Hospital of Bonn

Department: Institute of Experimental Epileptology and Cognitive Research


A PhD position (m/f/d) is available at the Institute of Experimental Epileptology and Cognitive Research at the University Hospital of Bonn.

The Tchumatchenko Group is seeking highly motivated PhD candidates to conduct their doctoral thesis in the field of computational neuroscience.

The PhD candidate will be involved in an exciting new project that entails collaborations with other renowned scientific institutes. The aim of the project is to research how neurons efficiently synthesise and distribute proteins in order to ensure that these are readily available and in the right places at the right time. This includes modelling dendritic mRNA transport systems, multi-synapse synaptic plasticity changes, and neuronal trafficking circuits. Combining theory framework with experimentally obtained data from other lab groups will help shed light on how neurons compute protein distribution mechanisms that result in the strengthening of synapses.

The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated, team-oriented graduate with a strong interest in computational neuroscience and bioinformatics. Experience with computational modelling techniques, bioinformatics or animal experimentation is advantageous, but not a strict requirement. Candidates should hold a diploma or a master’s degree in Physics, Mathematics, Biological Sciences or a related subject, as well as be enthusiastic about working in an international and interdisciplinary research team. Good communication skills and a strong command of the English language are essential.

The salary will be according to the German salary scale TV-L (EG 13, 65%) and the position starts at the earliest possible date and runs for a period of three years, with the possibility of an extension.

Please send your application with a cover letter, a CV with contact details from two references and a copy of all relevant degree certificates to


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