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Postdoc position - Electrophysiology

Postdoc position - Electrophysiology

in the
Department of Neurosurgery,
Experimental Neurophysiology Laboratory
University of Bonn Medical School, Germany

The available postdoc position in electrophysiology is part of a project in the newly founded SFB 1089 'Synaptic Microcircuits' and examines the role of synaptically released glutamate in the extracellular space. The projects aims at challenging the classical view of synaptic communication in the central nervous system using two-photon uncaging and imaging techniques in brain slices.

The position is to be filled asap (November 2014) and lasts for the period of the SFB 1089 subject to satisfactory progress.

The ideal candidate will be ambitious, highly motivated, team-oriented and show a strong interest in cellular neurobiology and biophysics. Solid patch-clamp experience in brain slices is mandatory for the application to be considered. Prior research experience with microscopy or uncaging techniques is advantageous. Candidates must hold a PhD degree or equivalent in Neuroscience. Candidates should also demonstrate aptitude in written and spoken English.

Salary will be according to the German salary scale TV-L E13; exceptional applicants may qualify for enhanced salary options.

The University of Bonn is an equal opportunity employer. Preference will be given to suitably qualified female applicants or persons with disabilities, all other considerations being equal.  

Questions concerning the project are wellcome and should be addressed to Dr. Dietrich.

Contact detail

How to apply:
To apply, please email a statement of motivation, CV, and 2 letters of reference to Pia.Stausberg@uni-bonn.de
Send application to
Prof. Dr. Dirk Dietrich
Experimental Neurophysiology
Department of Neurosurgery
University of Bonn Medical School
Sigmund-Freud-Str. 25
53127 Bonn, Germany


Job profile

Working hours
Contract duration
Type of job
Work experience
job experience is not required
Germany (Nordrhein-Westfalen)
Working place
53127 Bonn
Area of expertise
Biology & Life Sciences, Human medicine