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.

Post-doctoral Position (f/m/d) in Parkinson’s Disease Research

Code: 1847/2020/8

A post-doctoral position is available within the research team “Neurodegeneration & Neuroprotection in Parkinson’s Disease” led by Donato Di Monte in Bonn. The research focus of this team is on molecular mechanisms underlying neurodegeneration and alpha-synuclein pathology in Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases.

Your tasks

For this position, research emphasis will be on specific mechanisms: lysosomal dysfunction, mitochondrial oxidant stress, neuroinflammation, neuron-to-neuron propagation of alpha-synuclein, protein aggregation, and host-microbiome interactions. Studies will be conducted in a variety of in vivo experimental models, including models generated by stereotactic injections of viral vectors and recombinant proteins/fibrils. Analyses will involve a wide range of microscopy techniques and molecular biology approaches.


Candidates with a PhD in biological sciences are encouraged to apply. Prior experience in neuroscience research, neuropathology/histology and in vivo models of neurodegenerative diseases are highly desirable. Applicants should be fluent in English and possess excellent communication and team-working skills. Interested candidates should send their applications in English as a single pdf file. The file should include a cover letter, a CV with publication list, a summary of research interests and three references. For further information and informal enquiries, please contact 

We offer

The DZNE-Bonn offers a highly interactive, international working environment. Prof. Di Monte’s research group is also involved in a variety of collaborative projects with other scientific teams in Germany, Europe and the US. Our post-doctoral researchers have access to state-of-the-art equipment in modern laboratory facilities. They are encouraged to acquire and refine independent skills, and specific mentorship is provided to achieve this goal and to facilitate their career development. Employment, payment and social benefits are determined by the Public Sector Collective Agreement (Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst – TvöD).




Contact details

Prof. Dr. Donato A. Di Monte

Working hours


Contract length

2 years, extension possible

Payment, social benefits

according to TVöD Bund

Application deadline

October 15th, 2020

The DZNE is an equal opportunity employer. It especially welcomes and encourages disabled individuals to apply.