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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

Application procedure:

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 gerit.linneweber@fu-berlin.de.


We look forward to your application!


Further information in German: BC-21259001-42-21 • Beruf & Karriere • Freie Universität Berlin (fu-berlin.de)


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