Ph.D. position: Electrophysiological and behavioral processes of memory formation: Activity during task performance and sleep.

The Neuroplasticity and Rhythms group at the University of Lübeck is seeking a highly motivated candidate for a part time position within a DFG funded project, for up to 3 years, starting earliest April 2021 (65% E13). The project is focussed on electrophysiological processes during the consolidation of motor memory in the neocortex and striatum in mice during sleep.

Students with a degree in neuroscience, biology or medicine are encouraged to apply.

Candidates should be highly experienced working with freely moving and head fixed-animals for multi-unit electrophysiology, including electrode preparation, surgery, recording and analyses. We are looking for a highly motivated candidate, able to work independently, and have a strong interest in neuroscience. We gladly consider also students of engineering, computer science or physics with a corresponding experimental background.

For greater independent activity, German language skills are beneficial.

Start: As of April 2021

Gladly also send an email indicating interest, CV, and any certificate for working in animals directly to

Prof. Dr. Lisa Marshall
Research group: Neuroplasticity and Rhythms
University of Lübeck
Inst. of Experimental & Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology

PhD position “Reactive glucose metabolites” (m/f/d)

Our research group at the Bioanalytic Core Facility and the Institute for Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Lübeck, is looking for a PhD student.

The group is doing research on the communication between brain and periphery. The current project deals with reactive glucose metabolites. We will refine the analytic detection and explore the formation, degradation and the cellular effects of reactive glucose metabolites in the nervous system.

We are looking for a PhD student with a master (or equivalent) degree in chemistry, pharmacy, nutritional chemistry, biochemistry, biology, or related subjects at the earliest possible date, initially limited to three years.


What distinguishes you:

  • You have a background in mass spectrometry, metabolism or neurosciences
  • You are interested in the underlying technical principles of mass spectrometry, method development and data analysis
  • You are ready to combine mass spectrometry with methods of cell biology and in vivo physiology


This is what we offer you with this position:

  • An emerging research topic
  • An international and collaborative research network. We closely cooperate with groups in Lille, France, and Santiago, Spain.
  • The opportunity to work with state-of-the-art LC-MS systems
  • Enrollment in the programme of the Center for Doctoral Studies Lübeck
  • You will be assigned to pay group 13 TV-L (65%).


The University Medical Center Schleswig-Holstein (UKSH) and its subsidiaries follow the principles of equal opportunities, we value diversity. We therefore expressly welcome applications from all members of society. We work continuously to achieve equality between men and women.

For questions, please contact Prof. Markus Schwaninger, Institute for Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Lübeck, Ratzeburger Allee 160, D-23562 Lübeck, E-Mail:

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