Zentrum für Neuropathologie und Prionforschung




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

As one of Europe’s leading research universities, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in research and teaching. Building on its more than 500-year-long tradition, it offers a broad spectrum that covers all areas of knowledge within its 18 Faculties, ranging from the humanities, law, economics and social sciences, to medicine and the natural sciences.

The Institute for Neuropathology invites applications for a

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

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.

Additional information:
Position is initially for 3 years, extension possible. The fellowship could begin as early as March 2020. In principle, part-time arrangements are possible. Payment is according to the regulations of TV-L / TV-Ä.

LMU Munich is an equal opportunity employer. The University continues to be very successful in increasing the number of female faculty members and strongly encourages applications from female candidates. LMU Munich intends to enhance the diversity of its faculty members. Furthermore, disabled candidates with essentially equal qualifications will be given preference.

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

Prof. Dr. med. Jochen Herms, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Institute for Neuropathology, Feodor-Lynen-Str. 23. 81377 Munich, GERMANY.