PhD student (m/w/d) - Neuroscience, neurobiology, neurochemistry



Announcement PhD student position (m/w/d)

in the field of

 neuroscience, neurobiology, neurochemistry


For a joint research project the research group Mixed cerebral pathologies and cognitive aging at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE), the Department Biomedical Magnetic Resonance (BMMR) at the Institute for Physics and the experimental cardiology at the Faculty of Medicine seek to fill a PhD student position.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with a strong background in  neuroscience and a master’s degree or equivalent in neuroscience, neurobiology, or closely related natural sciences disciplines. The position is associated with the Research Training Group 2413 SynAGE (, supported by the German Research Foundation. Initial funding is for 3 years.


The research project will address physical stress-related microvascular dysfunction in the brain and its potential for recovery in aging using high-resolution MRI. The ideal candidate is proficient with statistical and MR imaging data analysis and has previous experience assisting with  the administration of human cohort studies.. Familiarity with exercise interventions is beneficial. We expect a strong motivation to learn new methodologies and the ability to independently plan, conduct and analyze experiments and to prepare the results for publication.


The successful candidate will work in an interdisciplinary environment and an international team. English proficiency is mandatory. The candidate will be given the opportunity to develop a doctoral thesis with intensive mentoring and support through the RTG2413 (, and the CBBS graduate program (

The opportunity to pursue a PhD is given and is supported accordingly.


For further information about the position, please contact Prof. Dr. med. Stefanie Schreiber, +49 391 67-15009,


In addition to all the usual social benefits of the public sector, we have more to offer, such as the possibility of flexible working hours. Modern working conditions, a wide range of training and development opportunities, and a positive work environment that is highly valued by our employees distinguish us as an employer. We also offer a wide range of sports and leisure activities, extensive catering in our canteens and cafeterias as well as workplace health promotion and public transportation job tickets with employer subsidy. 


Otto von Guericke University is a signatory of the German diversity Charter. We welcome your application, regardless of gender, cultural and social background, age or sexual orientation. Applications from severely disabled people or people with an equivalent impairment will be given priority in case of equal suitability, ability and professional expertise.

Contract details:

  • Duration: 36 months,
  • Salary scale: 13 TV-L
  • Contract status: 65%
  • Project Start: 15.05.2023

Occupation terms:

Please send your complete application (cover letter, curriculum vitae, graduation certificates, references) by April 15, 2023 (date of receipt of application) by E-Mail to  or using the online application portal. 

 Deadline for application: 15.04.23

online application


by E-Mail:

 - (169-2023)

by Post:

Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg
Faculty of Medicine
Personnel Division (K24)
Reference number: 
Leipziger Str. 44, 39120 Magdeburg

The Otto-von-Guericke-University Magdeburg is committed to diversity and equal opportunity. It therefore encourages women with according qualifications to apply. Applications from persons with a certified serious disability will be given preferential consideration in the event of equal suitability and qualification.

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