13 PhD Candidates in Neurobiology of Ageing, Germany

Postdoc in Germany

13 PhD Candidates: The Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg is seeking 13 highly motivated PhD candidates for the Research Training Group 2413 SynAGE. This group focuses on the mechanisms of healthy synaptic ageing. The successful candidates will join an interdisciplinary team to conduct translational research in neuroscience.

13 PhD Candidates (m/f/d) in Neurobiology of Ageing

Summary Table:

Position13 PhD Candidates (m/f/d)
Salary Scale13 TV-L
Date CommencingAs soon as possible
Contract Term3 years
Contract Status65%
Research AreaNeurobiology of Ageing
LocationOtto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany
Application DeadlinePositions open until filled

Designation: PhD Candidates (m/f/d)

Research Area: Neurobiology of Ageing

Location: Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, Germany


  • University degree (MSc or equivalent) in Neuroscience, Biology, Biochemistry, Psychology, or related disciplines
  • Enthusiasm and dedication for basic and translational research
  • Strong motivation to learn new methodologies and ability to independently plan, conduct, and analyze experiments
  • Creative and active team player, fluent in English

Job Description: The Research Training Group 2413 SynAGE, established in 2019 and currently in its second funding period, is focused on the investigation of mechanisms that maintain synaptic and circuit functions in the ageing brain. PhD candidates will:

  • Participate in interdisciplinary projects to explore fundamental mechanisms of healthy synaptic ageing.
  • Receive state-of-the-art training in molecular, cellular, and systems neurobiology, as well as cognitive neurobiology.
  • Work in an international team with excellent infrastructure and modern workspaces.
  • Benefit from strong mentoring, professionalism training, and career support.
  • Engage in a supportive and diverse environment promoting sustainability, family support, and staff development.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should send a complete application, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and references using the online application portal. The cover letter must contain a statement about specific research interests, including two projects of particular interest from the SynAGE research topics.

For more information, please visit Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg Careers or contact Dr. Dana Zöllner via e-mail at synage(at)ovgu.de.

Last Date for Apply: Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the positions are filled.



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