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13 PhD Candidates in Neurobiology of Ageing

Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg - OVGU
Magdeburg, Sachsen-Anhalt (DE)
in accordance with German TV-L pay grade 13 (65%)
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Applied Science, Biomedicine, Health Science, Life Science
Job Type
PhD Position
Employment - Hours
Part time
Fixed term


Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg (Faculty of Natural Sciences, Faculty of Medicine) together with the Leibniz Institute for Neurobiology and the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases seek to fill positions for:



13 PhD Candidates in Neurobiology of Ageing



We are a university in the heart of Germany with a focus on engineering and natural sciences as well as economics, human sciences and medicine. We offer excellent study and working conditions to 13,000 students from Germany and abroad as well as approx. 3,000 employees.


The Research Training Group 2413 SynAGE has been established in 2019 to investigate mechanisms of healthy synaptic ageing and is currently in its second funding period. In SynAGE, researchers at different levels of their career (MD, PhD candidates, postdocs, junior and senior PIs) work together in interdisciplinary projects to unravel fundamental mechanisms that maintain synaptic and circuit functions in the ageing brain. SynAGE provides state of the art training in translational research using molecular, cellular and systems as well as cognitive neurobiology.



Requirements profile:

  • You have a university degree (MSc or equivalent) in Neuroscience, Biology, Biochemistry, Psychology or related disciplines
  • You have enthusiasm and dedication for basic and translational research
  • You have a strong motivation to learn new methodologies and the ability to independently plan, conduct and analyze experiments
  • You are a creative and active team player, who is fluent in English


Your benefits:

  • You have the opportunity to pursue a PhD and are supported and promoted accordingly
  • You will be working in an interdisciplinary environment and an international team
  • You have the opportunity to learn cutting-edge neuroscience and neurotechniques
  • You can expect excellent infrastructure, modern workspaces and very well-equipped labs
  • You will experience strong mentoring, professionalism training and career support  


For further information about the position, please contact Dr. Dana Zöllner via e-mail: synage(at)


Please send your complete application, including

  • cover letter,
  • curriculum vitae and
  • references

using the online application portal.


Please note that your cover letter MUST contain a statement about your specific research interest. Therefore, please visit our website and select a maximum of two projects of particular interest to be named in your cover letter.


Applications will be reviewed starting from now until the positions are filled.


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