Job ID: 82154

Postdoc position in behavioral neuroscience

Position: Post-doctoral Position

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 and/or neurophysiological methods is required; basic programming skills (e.g., in Matlab) are of advantage.

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 in human physiology at the Medical Faculty (4 hours per semester week); accordingly, a good command of written and spoken German is required.

Salary will be according to German TV-L E 13 (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 (