German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE)
The German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) is a world-leading internationally oriented research center, committed to discovering new approaches to prevent and treat neurodegenerative diseases. To this end, researchers at ten DZNE sites across Germany pursue a translational and interdisciplinary strategy comprising five interconnected areas: fundamental research, clinical research, health care research, population health science, and systems medicine. www.dzne.de
The DZNE Bonn advertises a
The Neuroimmunology and Imaging Group is interested in understanding the relationship of microglia and neurons on the subcellular level of dendritic spines (ERC-CoG MicroSynCom) during learning and memory processes in the hippocampus. We use cutting edge two-photon STED (stimulated emission depletion) in vivo imaging in the hippocampus to analyze microglia synapse interactions (Pfeiffer&Poll et al. 2018, eLIFE). The imaging experiments are combined with optogenetic, chemogenetic, histological, and behavioral experiments.
Successful candidates should hold a PhD in Biology (Neuroscience), Biophysics, Physics (Optics), Bioengineering, Biochemistry, or related disciplines. As a prerequisite, the candidate should have experience with in vivo 2P-imaging and super resolution microscopy based on STED. Programming skills and integration of optomechanics into microscopes will be beneficial, as well as a FELASA B course or equivalent. Creative, highly motivated applicants who are willing to develop new imaging techniques and enjoy working independently as a member of a great team in a stimulating scientific environment are encouraged to apply.
An interesting and challenging task in a research center that works on the future topics of health research
An international environment characterized by a strong focus on science and research
A high potential for the individual development of our employees
Targeted personnel development
Employment, payment, and social benefits are determined by the Public Sector Collective Agreement (Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst – TVöD Bund).
You will obtain special skills and knowledge for your scientific qualification at DZNE. The DZNE is an equal opportunity employer. It especially welcomes and encourages disabled individuals to apply.
The position is available from May 1st, 2021 and initially limited to three years. Interviewing will begin immediately until the position is filled.
Interested candidates should submit their applications including a CV (Germans include copies of their Bachelor, Master, and PhD certificates), a letter stating research interests with a one-page project idea and two references via:
Application deadline: April 30th, 2021