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: 1770/2020/2

Your tasks

We are seeking an interactive and self-motivated postdoctoral researcher to join a team of cell and molecular biologists working on nervous system pathophysiology led by Prof Paolo Salomoni. Expertise in neuroscience, cell/molecular biology, epigenetics, animal models as well as publication in peer-reviewed journals/international conference proceedings is required. Basic knowledge of bioinformatics would be an advantage. A PhD (and if applicable postdoctoral experience) in cell/developmental biology, epigenetics or a related subject is also essential. This programme of work is based on published/unpublished work from the team. 

This work will be conducted by Prof Paolo Salomoni whose research interest is nuclear function in regulation of cell fate in normal brain and CNS disease. In particular, this project aims at studying the role of H3.3, its chaperones and their regulatory network in regulation of brain function, inflammation and aging-associated pathological states.


The successful candidate will be integrated into the neuroscience environment at DZNE and will benefit from interactions with other institutes in Bonn (e.g. LIMES) and abroad (e.g. University College London). The post is based within the recently opened DZNE Research Facilities at Bonn Venusberg.  A strong mentoring programme for career development is provided.

We offer

  • An interesting and challenging research structure 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
  • The post initially is available for two years
  • Employment, payment and social benefits are determined by the Public Sector Collective Agreement (Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst – TVöD Bund).




Contact details

Prof. Dr. Paolo Salomoni

Working hours


Contract length

2 years

Payment, social benefits

according to TVöD Bund

Application deadline

March 20th, 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.