Postdoctoral Research Associate in Neuroscience

Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich


Postdoctoral Research Associate - Neuroscience (m/f/d)

Einrichtung: Medizinische Fakultät
(Institute for Neuropathology)
Besetzungsdatum: March 2020
Ende der Bewerbungsfrist: 30.01.2020
Befristung: Position is initially for 3 years, extension possible.

Es besteht grundsätzlich die Möglichkeit der Teilzeitbeschäftigung.

Die Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) ist eine der renommiertesten und größten Universitäten Deutschlands.


The Neurobiobank Munich is seeking a physician-scientist or neuroscience fellow. The focus will be on the neuropathological assessment and molecular characterization of human brain tissue to support and join ongoing studies of the excellence cluster SyNergy, such as the role of microglia-specific genetic risk factors in Alzheimer’s disease (PMID 30718908 and 30617257), multi-omic analyses of synucleinopathies (PMID 31451907) and others (PMID 31701556 and 30847469). The Neurobiobank Munich is the largest brain bank in Germany. SyNergy – the "Munich Cluster for Systems Neurology" promotes integrative research into a broad range of neurological diseases across the traditional boundaries of neurodegenerative, inflammatory and vascular diseases, with the aim to improve pathomechanistic understanding and eventually therapeutic options.

Further information:



• Neuropathological assessment and molecular characterisation of human brain tissue
• Developing and running an own research project based on tissue from patients with neurodegenerative diseases.



• Recent MD or MD/PhD degree in neuroscience, neuroanatomy, genome sciences or equivalent.
• Demonstrated expertise in bioinformatics and practical knowledge of molecular biology, specifically familiarity with next-generation sequencing.
• Hands-on experience in neuropathology, fluorescence and confocal microscopy and image data processing are a plus.
• Fluency in English is the minimum prerequisite. The ideal candidate has experience and a publication record in the fields of neuroscience, molecular biology and bioinformatics.
• While this position is not limited to German speakers, board certification in Neuropathology can only be achieved with at least a C1 knowledge level of the German language
• Desired: Expertise in neuroanatomy, neuropathology or genome sciences; familiarity with bioinformatic tools for analysis of RNA-Seq, Proteomics or other OMICs data.

Wir bieten Ihnen eine interessante und verantwortungsvolle Tätigkeit mit guten Weiterbildungs- und Entwicklungsmöglichkeiten. Schwerbehinderte Personen werden bei ansonsten im Wesentlichen gleicher Eignung bevorzugt. Die Bewerbung von Frauen wird begrüßt.


Prof. Dr. med. Jochen Herms
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Institut für Neuropathologie
Feodor-Lynen-Str. 23
81377 München

Please submit your application (CV and contact information for two references) by email (single pdf document), no later than 30.01.2020.

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