Job ID: 85567

PhD student/doctoral student(f/m/d)

Position: Ph.D. Student

Deadline: 31 October 2022

Employment Start Date: 1 August 2022

Contract Length: 3 years

City: Magdeburg

Country: Germany

Institution: Leibniz Institute für Neurobiologie Magdeburg

Department: FG Neuroplästizität


The Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology is an internationally recognized neuroscientific
research institute and dedicated to the research on learning and memory. Our research
comprises all organizational levels of the brain from molecular and cellular processes
to complex neuronal networks and behavior. The Institute is a foundation under public
law and committed to a comprehensive policy of Equal Opportunities in employment and
The Research Group Neuroplasticity at the Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology in
Magdeburg (Germany) seeks a highly motivated
PhD student/doctoral student (f/m/d)
This post is for a 3year fixedterm period with a salary of TVL E13 (65%) starting as
soon as possible.
About the project: The successful candidate will perform research in the context of the
DFGfunded Research Unit ‘Syntophagy’ (FOR 5228) that aims to study membrane
trafficking processes underlying presynaptic proteostasis. The particular project RP3 is
dedicated to explore autophagy mechanisms primarily in dopaminergic terminals. We try
to understand how autophagyrelated mechanism contribute to keeping the
neurotransmitter release machinery lifelong functional and what are the pathological
consequences when these mechanisms fail.
Your profile
completed university degree (master, diploma or similar qualification) in
neuroscience, biology, biochemistry or other relevant discipline
interested in molecular and cellular brain research
independent, selfreliant and dedicated style of work
The Syntophagy consortium ( and the NPlast Research Group
neuroplasticity) offer an excellent scientific environment and a broad range of techniques
to address these questions. For further information , please contact:
Your employment, salary and employee benefits comply with the collective pay
agreement (German TVL). Equal opportunities as well as compatibility of family and
work are part of our HR policy. Severely disabled applicants with equivalent occupational
aptitude will be considered preferentially.
Please submit your application in one PDF file including a detailed CV and names of two
referees, a copy of your most recent academic degree and brief statements of motivation
and research interest via email to Applications will
be considered until the positions are filled.
If you have an international degree, please also enclose a certificate evaluation from the
Central Office for Foreign Education (ZAB) with your application. If you do not yet have
a certificate evaluation, you would have to apply for one upon successful application. For
more information, please visit