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PhD position (f/m/x) in Neuroscience in Köln

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» Your tasks

Research group "Neuronal circuits and Behavior" (PI: Prof. Dr. Tatiana Korotkova) at the Institute for Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, University Clinic/University of Cologne, Germany, looks for two enthusiastic Ph.D. students (f/m/x) with a strong interest in behavioral functions of neuronal circuits. We employ optogenetics, electrophysiology and calcium imaging in behaving mice to study dynamics of hypothalamic neuronal circuits and their functions in innate behaviors, including feeding and locomotion (Jais et al., Neuron 2020; Carus-Cadavieco et al., Nature 2017, Herrera et al., Nat.Neuro., 2016; Bender et al., Nat.Comm., 2015), our projects are funded by ERC Consolidator Grant and the DFG (CECAD, SFB1451, SFB1089). 

» Your Profile

Successful candidates should have a Master degree in neuroscience or related topics. Highly beneficial will be experience in data analysis, in vivo electrophysiology or in vivo calcium imaging. We value optimistic and productive team players who enjoy working in interdisciplinary collaborative research environment.


Please send your application, including a motivation letter, CV, and contact information of three referees.

» Our Offer
  • Contract length: up to 31.12.2024 with a possible extension
» Your future with us

Working at the University Hospital Cologne and the Medical Faculty means helping to shape the future - the future of medicine, of patients and, of course, your own future. You benefit from 59 clinics and institutes as well as numerous other departments and facilities and more than 10,000 jobs. The Faculty of Medicine of the University of Cologne and the University Hospital Cologne assume important social tasks in research, teaching and patient care. A close network with many university and non-university partners guarantees an internationally successful science and the excellent education of our students.

» Your future in detail

The University of Cologne is one of the largest and most research-intensive universities in Germany, offering a wide range of subjects. With six faculties and its interfaculty centres, it offers a broad spectrum of scientific disciplines and internationally outstanding profile areas.


Further information is available on the internet .

Applications from female candidates are expressly welcome and will be given priority in the event of equal suitability, competence and professional performance.

People with disabilities are welcome to apply and will be treated preferentially in the event of equal suitability and qualification.

The position is suitable for staffing with part-time employees.


Prof. Tatiana Korotkova

Application deadline: 08.05.2022

Postal address:

Universitätsklinikum Köln AöR
Geschäftsbereich Personal
Job-ID: 00003029
50937 Köln

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