Job ID: 82151

PhD position in behavioral neuroscience

Position: Ph.D. Student

Deadline: 12 August 2022

Employment Start Date: 1 September 2022

Contract Length: initially 2 years with the possibility of extension

City: Mainz

Country: Germany

Institution: University Medical Center Mainz

Department: Institute of Pathophysiology


The working group for Behavioral Neurophysiology at the Institute of Pathophysiology, University Medical Center Mainz, Germany, is inviting applications for the position of a


The main research interests of the lab revolve around the neural mechanisms underlying perceptual decisions, with a particular focus on sensory and prefrontal cortices. We use methods ranging from behavioral experiments (psychophysics and reward-based learning) to in vivo multi-electrode recordings, pharmacology, and optogenetic manipulation of defined neural cell types. Please see for more information on our work.

We seek a highly motivated and qualified candidate with a strong background in neuroscience or related fields. Experience with rodent behavior experiments, neurophysiological methods, and basic programming skills are desirable. But most importantly, you should have a keen interest in behavioral neuroscience and the willingness to learn the tricks of the trade.

The successful candidate will become part of the vibrant neuroscience community within the Focus Program Translational Neuroscience ( and the Rhine-Main-Neuroscience network ( The position entails teaching obligations of four hours per semester week at the Medical Faculty; accordingly, a good command of written and spoken German is required.

Salary will be according to German TV-L E 13 65 % (initially limited to 2 years with the possibility of extension). The position is available as of September 1, 2022; applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Applications should include a cover letter with a brief statement of research interests, a short CV with names of two referees, and grade transcripts. For applications or informal inquiries please contact Prof. Maik Stüttgen (