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.

Research Technician or Associate (MTA/BTA/CTA/), (f/m/x)

Code: 1958/2021/5

The research group ‘Neural Circuit Computations’ led by Jan Gründemann aims to understand how ever-changing environmental stimuli are represented and computed in the brain to elucidate key principals of multisensory integration upon memory formation. To address this question, we combine state of the art circuit neuroscience tools like opto- and pharmacogenetics with single and two-photon imaging techniques to reveal computational frameworks of sensory integration in deep brain areas and their effects on behaviour and learning in health and disease (see also:

Your tasks

Successful candidates will actively support the experimental work of the laboratory and will be responsible for lab management including orders and lab organization.


We are looking for a Research Technician or Associate with an interest in neuroscience of health and disease. The successful candidate should hold a degree as Research Technician (MTA/BTA/CTA) or equivalent and should have excellent experimental skills. The highly motivated candidate should be willing to work independently carrying out standard molecular, histological and biochemical work. Experience with animal experiments is a plus. We are seeking a highly motivated individual with excellent communication skills and very good language proficiency in English.

We offer

The DZNE in Bonn offers an excellent scientific infrastructure with state of the art research facilities. Team members will benefit from an international, collaborative environment alongside other labs focusing on systems neuroscience and neurodegenerative disorders, both within the institute and at neighbouring university departments. Employment, payment and social benefits are determined by the Public Sector Collective Agreement (Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst - TVöD). The job location is Bonn, Germany. The position is available from July 2021 and will be initially available for two years. Interviewing will begin immediately until the position is filled.

We are looking forward to your application consisting of a cover letter stating your motivation and research interests, a CV with publication list, as well as two of the usual references. Interviews will first be conducted via video conference, followed by a possible on-site visit to Bonn. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. For further information and informal enquiries, please contact

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Contact details

Prof. Jan Gründemann (

Working hours


Contract length

2 years, extension possible

Payment, social benefits

according to TVöD Bund

Application deadline

July 31st, 2021

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