Postdoctoral Research Associate in Neuroscience
Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, Faculty of Medicine

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


Facility: Faculty of Medicine
(Institute for Neuropathology)
Instrumentation Date: March 2020
Application deadline: 30.01.2020
limitation: Position is initially for 3 years, extension possible.


There is always the possibility of part-time employment.

The Ludwig Maximilians University Munich (LMU) is one of the most renowned and largest universities in Germany.


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.

We offer you an interesting and responsible job with good training and development opportunities. Severely disabled people are preferred if their suitability is otherwise essentially the same. The application from women is welcomed.


address for applications

Prof. Dr. med. Jochen Herms
Ludwig Maximilians University Munich
Institute for Neuropathology
Feodor-Lynen-Str. 23
81377 Munich

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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