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Postdoctoral Fellow position in Neuroscience

Mechanisms of Cerebral Small Vessel Disease (m/f)

09.11.2016 at 00:00 

The Hospital of the University of Munich, Germany, is one of the largest and most competitive university hospitals in Germany and Europe. 47 specialized hospitals, departments and institutions harbouring excellent research and education provide patient care at the highest medical level with approximately 10.000 employees.

The Institute for Stroke and Dementia Research (ISD) offers:

Postdoctoral Fellow position in Neuroscience:
Mechanisms of Cerebral Small Vessel Disease (m/f)

Located on the biomedical campus of Ludwig-Maximilians University (ranked as the top University in Germany according to Times Higher Education World University Rankings) the Institute for Stroke and Dementia Research (ISD) ispart of a vibrant research community and a major partner in the DFG-funded Excellence Cluster “SyNergy”. Our group is interested in identifying and functionally characterizing singlegene defects and genetic risk loci associated with stroke.

The project:
The project aims at functionally characterizing a new risk locus for strokeby experiments in a new mouse model for cerebral small vessel disease. The project will involve biochemical, ultrastructural (ATUM, FIB-SEM), and experimental work in mice. The project is funded through a multinational EU Horizon2020 project (Coordinator: M. Dichgans) and funds from the German Center for Neurodegenerative diseases (DZNE).

Your profile:
The ideal candidate should hold a PhD or equivalent in Biochemistry or (Cell) Biology. A prerequisite is previous hands-on experience with histology and animal models and biochemical techniques. Suitable candidates should be highly motivated with an intrinsic interest in disease mechanisms and cutting-edge technology.

The position will be in an international, multidisciplinary, and open-door atmosphere, with access to state-of-the-art laboratory facilities including in-house animal facilities fully equipped with surgery rooms, microscopes (ATUM, FIB-SEM, 2-photon [7P],confocal, light-sheet, micro-dissection, among others), a behavioral test unit and a post-operative care unit (see
The duration is 2 years with performance review and possibility of extension. Salary will be based on German public employment guidelines (TV-L). The Ludwig-Maximilians University is an equal opportunity employer. Individuals of all nationalities, genders, ages, and those with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We give priority to applicants with a disability and essentially equal qualifications. Presentation costs cannot be refunded.

Applicants should submit their complete application documents (including CV, motivation letter, publication list and references – all documents within a single PDF file) via email to:

Prof. Dr. med. Martin Dichgans

Klinikum der Universität München
Institute for Stroke and Dementia Research
81377 Munich | Germany

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