Ausschreibungs-ID: fb20-0154-wmz-2022


Entry date:


Application deadline:


E 13 TV-H


3 years


Volume of employment:
part-time (65 %)

Established in 1527, Philipps-Universität offers excellent teaching for approximately 22,000 students. With research in a wide spectrum of science, it faces the important issues of our time.

The Department of Medicine, Clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, is currently accepting applications for a

Research Assistant (Doctoral Researcher)

The position is offered for a period of 3 years, if no former times of qualification must be considered. The starting date is 1st January 2023. 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 E13, 65 %).

Our research group focuses on the dopaminergic, noradrenergic, and cholinergic neuronal cell groups of the central nervous system in the context of neurological and neuropsychiatric diseases. We are particularly interested in investigating which specific or partly unspecific structural (e.g. structural connectivity) and functional (especially cell metabolism and electrophysiology) changes are triggered in the neuronal systems under investigation by certain neuropsychiatric disorders such as neurodegenerative diseases or addictive disorders. The position is funded by a third party project within a consortium with international partners from Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Turkey, in which we are developing and studying new mouse models of distinct clinical subtypes of Parkinson's disease.


The responsibilities of the herein advertised position include the pursuit of independent animal experiments, preparation of acute brain sections and histological specimens (cryosections) of murine brain tissue, independent work with two-photon- and transmitted light microscopes, independent performance of special immunohistochemical stainings (DAB and fluorescence), preparation of scientific images and statistical analysis of the experiments performed.

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.


A university degree in natural sciences (diploma, state exam, master or comparable) in human medicine, veterinary medicine, neuroscience, or similar is required. Motivation to produce scientific publications is expected. You should also have experience in interdisciplinary projects and be able to work confidently in an international environment. As the project is carried out in close cooperation with international partners, a very good command of written and spoken English is essential.

Through your tasks or organizational assignment, your work is associated with patient care. Therefore, proof of immunization against COVID-19 and measles in accordance with the IfSG is required for this position.

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

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 cannot be refunded.

Please send your application mentioning registration number fb20-0154-wmz-2022 as a single PDF file to before 04.09.2022.

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