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PhD position

University of Leipzig


Our offer:

We offer a DFG-funded PhD student position starting January 2020 with a salary according to TV-L E13 (50%). Our group is part of the Hallermann lab in the Carl–Ludwig Institute (CLI) for Physiology and offers a stimulating scientific environment in a dynamic, young team, with state-of-the-art technology, and individually tailored training. We focus on pathological changes in motor neuron diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and spinal muscular atrophy. The successful applicant will use mouse models for motor neuron diseases, state-of-the-art electrophysiology, molecular biology, tissue clearing, and high resolution imaging techniques to investigate the mechanisms and correlation between degeneration of the neuromuscular junction and motor neuron death (for more information, click here). The successful PhD candidate will obtain a PhD in the Brain Dynamics Graduate School of the Leipzig University. Leipzig city is located one-hour train ride south from Berlin and became one of the trendiest cities in Germany, say not only we but also the New York Times, The Guardian and others.


Your profile:

- Excellent university degree (M.Sc. or equivalent degree) in a Biology-related field with a strong neuroscientific background

- Experience in electrophysiology and/or imaging techniques

- Preferably experience with mouse studies

- Self-motivated, creative and detail-oriented with excellent problem-solving skills

- Ability to work both independently and in a team

- Fluency in written and oral English (German not required)


For application:

Applications should include the following:

- Cover letter (previous experience, research interests and motivation to join the lab)

- Master degree certificate

- CV

- Reference letter and contact information of at least one referee


Please submit application as a single pdf file via email to: Christian.Simon(at)medizin.uni-leipzig.de


Christian Simon, PhD

Leipzig University

Carl-Ludwig-Institute for Physiology

Liebigstrasse 27

04103 Leipzig, Germany


Applications will be accepted until position is filled.


Name: Christian Marc Simon

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