PhD student position on the origins of indidviduality in the AG Linneweber
News from Nov 29, 2021
Department of Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy – Institute of Biology
Neurobiology/AG Dr. Gerit Linneweber (Developmental origins of individuality)
Research Associate (Praedoc) Remuneration group 13 TV-L FU 50% (4 years) TV-L FU Kennung: 21259001/42/21
The Linneweber group investigates the developmental mechanisms of behavioral individuality in the the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster. We use methods ranging from immunohistochemistry to physiology and behavior.
We are advertising a neurobiology research assistant position (Ph.D. position) (E13, 50%). The role is limited to four years until ca. 31.01.2026. The work aims to investigate individuality in the optical and non-optical parts of the fly nervous system. The main tasks of the position include:
- Self-study of project-related literature
- Development and implementation of behavioral assays and or physiological experiments
- Statistical data analysis and writing of manuscripts
- The work serves scientific qualification (doctorate).
Completed University studies (Master in Biology, Neurobiology, or similar)
- Strong interest in neurobiology and the study of variability (where others only see error bars, our projects begin).
- Knowledge of the model system Drosophila melanogaster
- Computer and programming skills
- Knowledge of behavioral experiments and statistics
- Fluent in spoken and written English
- Good team and communication skills
- Ability to work independently
Applications should be written in English and contain the following documents:
1. A one-page letter of motivation with information on previous research experience and future goals.
2. Your CV (possibly with a publication list). Please include the names of 2-3 possible contact persons as references.
3. Abstract of your MSc thesis.
4. A copy of your BSc and MSc certificates.
Please send us your application as a pdf document to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to your application!
Further information in German: BC-21259001-42-21 • Beruf & Karriere • Freie Universität Berlin (fu-berlin.de)