PhD-student (m/f/d) positions

PhD-student (m/f/d) positions

UKE Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf

Hamburg, Germany

Work with Your Finger on the Pulse

PhD-student (m/f/d) positions

Center for Molecular Neurobiology Hamburg (ZMNH) – Institute of Molecular and Cellular Cognition

Work with your finger on the pulse in a compressed cosmos that is forever changing. A work environment where a person can make a difference because they have the space and environment to implement change and think differently.

We offer

  • Interdisciplinary environment with a multinational team of experts
  • Access to cutting edge methods and research facilities
  • A PhD thesis and enrolling in a PhD program
  • A creative environment with close interactions
  • Advanced training and education in seminars, workshops and courses
  • An innovative, family-friendly working environment right in the middle of Hamburg (day nursery, free child care during the school holidays)
  • Opportunity to participate in a wide range of vocational training, continuing and further education courses at the UKE Academy for Education and Careers, as well as a broad spectrum of introductory events
  • An attractive company pension scheme and the use of diverse and multiple award-winning health and illness-prevention offers

What expects you
PhD-student positions are available in the Institute for Molecular and Cellular Cognition (IMCC; director: Prof. Dietmar Kuhl) at the Center for Molecular Neurobiology (ZMNH) of the UKE. In the IMCC we use a multidisciplinary approach to investigate the mechanisms of learning and memory in the developing and adult mammalian brain. We combine methods in molecular biology, biochemistry, genetic engineering, behavior analysis, in-vitro and in-vivo electrophysiology and brain imaging to investigate learning and memory on multiple levels encompassing synapses, cells, neural networks and organisms.

The positions are funded by an extramural grant and are guaranteed for three years (for PhD students 65% German TV-KAH scale 13).

  • Planning and performing an exciting research project
  • Participation in national and international collaborations and conferences

What we look forward to

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Biology, Biochemistry, Physics or other fields of natural sciences
  • Ideally experience in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Electrophysiology, Animal Behavior and Imaging
  • Ideally prior knowledge in experimental neuroscience
  • excellent English skills, both written and spoken
  • Independence and creativity, ability to work in a team
  • Motivation and enthusiasm

Your Contact Person
Dr. Ora Ohana ( and Prof. Dietmar Kuhl (

Please submit your application including a brief statement of research interests, Curriculum Vitae, publication records, transcripts and degree certificates as well as two recommendation letters.

We offer a work environment that offers everyone the same chances, regardless of age, sex, sexual preference, disability, ethnic background or religion. We are actively trying to increase the number of women in senior roles, especially in research and teaching. In the event of equal levels of qualification, preference will be given to female candidates. The same rule will apply to all genders when one gender is deemed to be under-represented in the department relevant to the available position. Severely disabled applicants with essentially identical technical and personal suitability will be preferentially selected.

We look forward to receiving your full application stating reference code 2019-204 by the April, 29th, 2019 through our online portal.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: 2019-204