Deadline : 1st of June : PhD position // Institute of Developmental Biology and Neurobiology, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, GE

Profile : highly motivated applicant with a passion for neuroscience who hold a Master’s degree in biology or other fields of natural sciences. Prior experience in one or more methods of molecular and cell biology, biochemistry, electrophysiology, optogenetics, or imaging techniques such as live cell imaging, STED, or stpPALM are desirable. Excellent oral and written English communication skills and the ability to efficiently integrate in an interdisciplinary and multinational research team are expected. The PhD student positions are guaranteed for three years (65 % German TV-L 13).

Project : Within project 4 we will work together with Prof. K. Grünewald at the CSSB in Hamburg to investigate thestructure and function of contact zones between the cell membrane and intracellular compartments. We apply innovative techniques, such as time-lapse imaging of single molecules in combination with functional imaging of calcium or neurotransmitter release and electrophysiology to investigate the molecular, structural and functional changes that determine synaptic strength and network connectivity. Further details are available under:

Application : Please contact Prof. Martin Heine, or Dr. Eva-Maria Suciu, Your application should include a brief statement of research interests, CV, publication record, transcripts and degree certificates and contact details of two referees to Ellen Lugert ( or Applications will be considered until June 01, 2019.