Opportunities

Postdoc or PhD position available!

1 Postdoc and 1 PhD position in Molecular Neuroscience in Erlangen

One pre- and postdoctoral position (E13 65  and 100%) is available in the Research group Molecular Psychiatry at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Hospital in Erlangen to investigate molecular mechanisms  that drive plasticity of neurotransmission at central synapses.  The new projects build on our recently published work (Heck et al., Neuron, 2019 and Ivanova et al., Cell Reports, 2020) and should focus on the functional regulation of presynaptic voltage-gated calcium channels and on coupling of endo- and exocytic processes at presynapse.

We offer an exciting research project, stimulating, international work environment in well-funded and equipped department within vibrant multi-disciplinary academic location in Erlangen, “the smallest big city” of Bavaria.  The successful candidate will be self-motivated, ambitious and enthusiastic young neuroscientists or biologists with solid background in cellular or molecular neuroscience and willingness to actively contribute to the development of his/her research. For postdoctoral researcher expertise in electrophysiology or live cell imaging is absolutely required, a development of an independent research as well as promotion of a further academic qualification (“Habilitation”) will be highly encouraged. The predoctoral researcher will enroll in the local graduate school providing a large range of scientific and soft-skill training.

For further information please contact Anna Fejtova (+49 9131 8546155) or Anna.Fejtova@uk-erlangen.de .

Please, submit your application containing letter of motivation, CV, transcript of records, summary of research experience and master project and two names of faculty members that agreed to support your application by a letter of a reference as single PDF file to: Anna.Fejtova@uk-erlangen.de (Subject: PhD position- Your name). Start date upon agreement.


We are always open to supervise MD, Master and Bachelor thesis in Molecular and Cellular Neuroscinece. The lab is interested in molecular and cellular  mechanisms that control plasticity of neurotransmitter release and presynapse-to-nucleus signalling and their role in normal brain function and in disease (Davydova et al., Neuron 2014; Ivanova et al., EMBO J 2015; Altmüller et al., PLoS Genetics 2017; Lazarevic et al., Front Mol Neurosci 2017 and Neuropharmacology 2018, Heck et al., Neuron, 2019 ). For our research, we use a broad spectrum of methods ranging from biochemical and molecular techniques, mouse genetics, behavioural analysis, -omics approaches, neurophysiology, and super-resolution and live imaging in neurons.

For more Information on lab openings and open topics contact:

Prof. Anna Fejtova
Division of Molecular Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
University Hospital Erlangen
Schwabachanlage 6
91054 Erlangen

Anna.Fejtova at uk-erlangen.de