registration number: fb20-0113-wmz-2024


Entry date:


Application deadline:


E 13 TV-H


3 years


Volume of employment:
part-time (65 %)

The University of Marburg, founded in 1527, offers a variety of excellent programs of study for around 22,000 students and confronts the important topics of our time through excellent research across a broad spectrum of sciences.

The Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurology, movement disorders and neuromodulation working group, is currently accepting applications for a

Doctoral Researcher/PhD

The position is offered for a period of three years, if no former times of qualification must be considered. The starting date is 1st August 2024. The position is part-time (65 % of regular working hours) with salary and benefits commensurate with a public service position in the state Hesse, Germany (TV-H E 13, 65 %).

As part of the REAL-DBS-PD study, we are investigating the changes in motor and non-motor symptoms of patients with Parkinson's disease following deep brain stimulation (DBS). Using high-resolution electroencephalography (EEG) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), we aim to identify electrophysiological and imaging parameters that predict postoperative symptom changes in patients. The aim of the advertised position is to develop a comprehensive framework for the computational modelling of symptom-specific neuronal networks, to identify these and thus contribute to the personalisation of DBS therapy. 


  • scientific services in research
  • collecting EEG, MRI and clinical data in our high-density EEG laboratory and the Brain Imaging Core Unit
  • analyse existing and newly collected data within the framework of established pipelines and contribute to the further development of methods for modelling symptom-specific neuronal networks
  • collaboration with our national (Cologne, Freiburg) and international (Oxford, London) partners in the context of data collection and analysis
  • contribution to the preparation of scientific publications

The position is limited to a time period deemed adequate for the completion of a doctoral degree. As part of the assigned duties, there will be ample opportunity to conduct the independent scientific research necessary for the completion of a doctorate. The limitation complies to § 2, 1 WissZeitVG.


  • completed academic degree (diploma, master's or equivalent) in Psychology, Medicine, Neuroscience, Biology, Applied Computer Science, or a related field that provides high scientific methodological competence
  • strong interest at the intersection of clinical medicine and computational modeling
  • training in scientific, quantitative methods, and interest in further developing own methodological skills, particularly in EEG and MRI analysis
  • experience in data analysis and programming, preferably with knowledge of programming languages such as Python, R, or MATLAB
  • communication skills to collaborate with an interdisciplinary team and present complex results
  • fluent in German and English

Disposition to own scientific qualification (e.g. a doctorate project in the area of Parkinson’s disease) is expected.

We actively support the professional development of junior researchers by the offers of Marburg Research Academy (MARA), the International Office and the Higher Education Didactics Office.

Contact for more Information

Dr. med. Philipp Löhrer

+49 6421-58 64650


We support women and strongly encourage them to apply. In areas where women are underrepresented, female applicants will be preferred in case of equal qualifications. As a certified family-friendly university, we support our employees in balancing family and career. A reduction of working time is possible. Applicants with a disability as discribed in SGB IX (§ 2 Abs. 2, 3) will be preferred in case of equal qualifications. Application and interview costs can not be refunded.

Please apply by 28th July 2024 using the application button below.

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