Job ID: 83075

Postdoctoral Position “TRP Channels in Neuroendocrine Control”

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 1 September 2022

Contract Length: initially 2 years (can be extended until June 30, 2026)

City: Homburg

Country: Germany

Institution: Saarland University, School of Medicine, Center for Integrative Physiology and Molecular Medicine (CIPMM)

Department: Physiology / Molecular Neurobiology / Sensory and Neuroendocrine Physiology


We are looking for highly motivated researchers interested in novel roles of TRP channels in hypothalamic neurons that function as neuroendocrine master regulators. This project will also use and develop all-optical methods for TRP channel stimulation and recording by applying novel photopharmacological tools. The project is part of the Transregio/SFB 152 “TRiPs to Homeostasis”, together with other universities in Munich and Freiburg.

We use genetically-altered mice in combination with state-of-the-art physiology (electrophysiology, optogenetics, viral transfection, calcium imaging and high resolution microscopy, animal behavior etc).

The successful candidate will work independently on his/her project, but interact closely with the PIs and collaborate with other team members. Requirements are a PhD degree in physiology, neuroscience or related disciplines. Prior research experience with dynamic confocal microscopy and/or electrophysiology will be advantageous.

Apply by sending a detailed CV with a publication list, a short statement of research interest and at least two referees to or


Starting date: as soon as possible

Deadline: the position is available immediately; the search will continue until the position is filled


Examples of recent publications:

Leinders-Zufall et al. (2018) PhoDAGs enable optical control of diacylglycerol-sensitive transient receptor potential channels. Cell Chem Biol 25:215.

Blum et al. (2019) Trpc5 deficiency causes hypoprolactinemia and altered function of oscillatory dopamine neurons in the arcuate nucleus. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 116:15236.

Trouillet et al. (2019) Central role of G protein Gai2 and Gai2+ vomeronasal neurons in balancing territorial and infant-directed aggression of male mice. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 116:5135.

Koike et al. (2021) Danger perception and stress response through an olfactory sensor for the bacterial metabolite hydrogen sulfide. Neuron 109:2469.