PhD Position, Translational Epileptology

A PhD position is available at the Section for Translational Epilepsy Research at the Institute of Neuropathology, University Bonn Medical School, Germany.
The PhD position will be in the framework of the Epitarget Consortium ( The research focus of our joint project will be on the characterization of candidate molecules for biomarkers and therapy targets for human focal epilepsies and translational studies to elucidate experimental therapeutic effects. We are conducting experimental studies on a multitude of levels of complexity including ‘Omics’ assays starting from epilepsy surgery brain tissue, in vitro and (viral transgenic) animal model approaches utilizing technologies in cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, histology as well as confocal imaging (e. g. Johnson et al., Nat Comm 2015; Kulbida et al., Brain Struct Funct 2014).
The ideal candidate will be an ambitious, highly motivated, team-oriented graduate with a strong interest in neurobiology. Prior research experience with animal experimentation, microscopy, or electrophysiology techniques is advantageous. Candidates should hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in Neuroscience, Biological Science, Biomedical Engineering, or a related field. Candidates should also demonstrate aptitude in written and spoken English.
The PhD position will be integrated into the BIGS Neuroscience PhD Program of the University of Bonn Medical School. We offer supportive mentoring and a well-equipped laboratory. Successful candidates will be awarded a PhD.
Interested candidates should send curriculum vitae, letter of motivation indicating starting date, short description of past lab experience, copies of university degree(s) with academic records, contact information and at least two reference letters (or the referee’s contact info as a single document.
Salary will be according to the German salary scale TV-L E13 (50%). The University Bonn is a provider of equal opportunity in compliance with the German disability laws. Women and in particular individuals with disability are strongly encouraged to apply. We only consider candidates with whom we have the possibility to conduct a personal interview.
Questions concerning the project can be addressed to Prof. Dr. S. Schoch ( or Prof. Dr. A. Becker ( Applications by email only can be sent to
Prof. Dr. Albert Becker
Prof. Dr. Susanne Schoch McGovern
Institute of Neuropathology, Dept. of Molecular Epileptology
 University Bonn Medical School
Sigmund-Freund-Str. 25
53105 Bonn
Tel.: 0228-287-19109

How to apply:
By email.

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How to apply:
Send application to
Ruth Bender
Institute of Neuropathology, Dept. of Molecular Epileptology

University Bonn Medical School
Sigmund-Freund-Str. 25
53105 Bonn
Tel.: 0228-287-19109

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Type of job
PhD Project
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job experience is not required
Germany (Nordrhein-Westfalen)
Working place
53105 Bonn
Area of expertise
Biology & Life Sciences

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