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.

Postdoctoral Researcher (f/m/x) - Neuroscience / Biomedicine

Code: 1949/2021/5

Your tasks

Our group is interested in molecular and cellular mechanisms that contribute to neuropsychiatric and aging-associated disorders. We employ mouse models and multidisciplinary experimental approaches that combine behavioral neuroscience with genomics and epigenomics, biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, as well as neurophysiology. The group is also interested in translating findings from preclinical models to human populations.

We offer committed mentorship, exciting and fully funded research projects and an excellent scientific environment in a major center for translational neuroscience research. Selected references: Nat Med 2008, 14:843-8; Neuron 2008, 60:950-60; Mol Psychiatry 2012, 17:62-70; Neuron 2013, 77:647-54; J Clin Invest 2013, 123:3272-91; Nat Neurosci 2014, 17:1736-43; Nat Commun 2017, 8:155; Mol Psychiatry 2018, 17:62-70; PNAS 2018, 115:E2348-E2357; Nat Neurosci 2020, 23:952-958; Nat Protoc 2020, 15:540-574. For further information, please contact Dr. Dan Ehninger (


We look for highly motivated and initiative individuals with a recent PhD degree or equivalent qualification. Individuals with backgrounds in neuroscience/related areas of biology (e.g., neurobiology, behavioral neuroscience, in vivo imaging, molecular biology, genomics, , bioinformatics) are particularly encouraged to apply. Fluency in English, good communication skills and capacity for teamwork are necessary.

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Contact details

Dr. Dan Ehninger

Working hours


Contract length

2 years, extension possible

Payment, social benefits

according to TVöD Bund

Application deadline

June 5th, 2021

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.