The German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) is a unique non-university research center which is dedicated to the subject dementia and all its areas, as well as other neurodegenerative diseases. The center compasses the full spectrum of fundamental research through population sciences to health care research. The DZNE stands for excellence in research and science management, translation of scientific results into practice, interdisciplinarity and internationalization. It is a research center within the Helmholtz Organization of German research centers. With over 1000 employees from 55 nations, spread over 10 sites, the DZNE is one of the national and international leading research centers in its research field. 

Postdoctoral Researcher (f/m/d)

Code: 1752/2019/12

with a focus on disease mechanisms of self-templating protein aggregates.

Your tasks

The laboratory led by Prof. Ina Vorberg studies the formation and intercellular transmission of proteinaceous infectious particles. We are particularly interested in the role of cellular contact and extracellular vesicles in the dissemination of protein particles. Our laboratory performs cell biological and biochemical analyses and uses state-of-the-art technology such as automated image-based high content screening.


The research of the candidate will focus on specific cellular mechanisms that mediate the delivery of protein particles by extracellular vesicles. The project is based on published/ unpublished work from the team. We are looking for a postdoctoral fellow with excellent analytical and organizational skills and a strong interest in cell biological aspects of neurodegenerative diseases. The successful applicant should hold a Ph.D. in cell biology, virology, molecular biology, biochemistry, bioinformatics or related fields. Experience in vesicle biology, cell-based screening assays and/or image analysis would be an advantage. The candidate should be able to work independently and have excellent team working skills. A written and oral command of English is essential.

We offer

  • A highly relevant research topic
  • A cutting-edge infrastructure
  • An international environment and excellent working conditions
  • Employment, payment and social benefits are determined by the Public Sector Collective Agreement (Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst – TVöD Bund)
  • A full-time position, available initially for 2 years with the possibility of an extension.

Interested candidates should send their application (including CV, sample of publications, a summary of research interests and three references) via the link below.




Contact details

Prof. Dr. Ina Vorberg

Working hours


Contract length

2 years, extension possible

Payment, social benefits

according to TVöD Bund

Application deadline

February 29th, 2020

You will obtain special skills and knowledge for your scientific qualification during your activities at DZNE. The DZNE is an equal opportunity employer. It especially welcomes and encourages disabled individuals to apply.