PhD-student position (m/f/d)

Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology (LIN), Magdeburg

The Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology is an internationally recognized neuroscientific research institute dedicated to 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 research.

The department Genetics of Learning and Memory at the Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology in Magdeburg (Germany) offers a

PhD student position (f/m/d)

for a 3-year fixed-term period (in accordance with the availability of funds and individual requirements) at a salary of TV-L E 13 (65%). The position is available as soon as possible, flexible for the right candidate.

Background of the institute, lab and position: We operate at an institute that integrates research from various biological and medical disciplines with the aim of understanding how memories are formed, how they impact behaviour, and what the biomedical implications are when these processes go astray. Presently, the Department of Genetics invites applications of young scientists with a keen interest in the behavioural neurogenetics of learning and memory in Drosophila. You will be free in defining and pursuing your research interests within an international team of scientists funded by the German Science Foundation Research Unit DFG 2705 asking for the molecular, cellular and circuit mechanisms of how associative memories are formed, and how learned behaviour comes about.

The Magdeburg neuroscience community comprises the LIN, the German Centre for Neurodegenerative Disease (DZNE-Magdeburg), the Medical and Natural Sciences Faculties of the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, and the Graduate School of the Otto von Guericke University as umbrella organization. In this environment, PhD students benefit from the support measures and course offers of that Graduate School, the PhD program of the LIN, and of the German Science Foundation Research Unit 2705 Mushroom Body Function. English is the working language throughout.

The employment, salary and employee benefits comply with the collective pay agreement (German TV-L). Equal opportunities as well as compatibility of family and work are part of our HR policy. The LIN seeks to increase the number of female personnel in those areas where women are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply. Severely disabled applicants with equivalent occupational aptitude will be considered preferentially.

We are looking forward to your application. Please send one single PDF document including a brief letter of motivation, a CV including a list of publications, a copy of your most recent academic degree, and 1-2 contacts acting as referees to report on your scientific potential to sekretariat-gen@lin-magdeburg.de.

Suitable candidates will be selected for a telephone or video interview and/or invited for a talk and interview on site. Applications are considered beginning 1st June 2022 until the post is 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 https://www.kmk.org/zab/zeugnisbewertung.html.

By submitting your application, you consent to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of the application process. Our detailed privacy policy for applicants (m/w/d) acc. Art. 13 DSGVO on data processing in the application process will be sent on request. Documents will be deleted after 6 months. Based on applicable law, the LIN cannot reimburse costs in relation to application.

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