post-doctoral position (f/m/d)

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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 research.

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

post-doctoral position (f/m/d)

for a 5-year fixed-term period (in accordance with the availability of funds and individual requirements) in full time with a salary of TV-L E13 (with possible extension). 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 and how they impact behaviour. The institute has a highly interdisciplinary research agenda ranging from molecular and cellular studies to systems and behavioral neuroscience. Presently, the Department of Genetics invites applications of post-doctoral scholars with a keen interest in any topic related to 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 asking for the cellular and molecular mechanisms of how associative memories are formed, and how learned behaviour comes about.

The Magdeburg neuroscience campus comprises the LIN, the Medical and Natural Sciences Faculties of the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, and the German Centre for Neurodegenerative Disease (DZNE), Magdeburg. English is the working language throughout.

For more details please you may contact, bertram.gerber(at)

Initiatives to secure additional extra-mural funding, such as third-party funded junior group grants, are encouraged and depending on success a tenure-track option can be negotiated. While the position does not have teaching obligations, initiatives towards teaching and further academic qualification will be supported.

Qualification:  The call is open to highly qualified applicants who have received their Ph.D. or equivalent degree.

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 a single PDF file comprising 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(at) . 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 June 15th until the post is filled.

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. Your attention is drawn to the fact that no application or interview expenses can be paid. Documents will be deleted after 6 months.

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