Postdoctoral Position (f/m/d) in Parkinson’s Disease Research

German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE)
Bonn, Nordrhein-Westfalen (DE)
Employment, payment and social benefits are determined by the Public Sector Collective Agreement
August 17 2020
Code: 1847/2020/8
Health Sciences
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The German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) is a unique non-university research center which is dedicated to the subject dementia and all its areas, as well as other neurodegenerative diseases. The center compasses the full spectrum of fundamental research through population sciences to health care research. The DZNE stands for excellence in research and science management, translation of scientific results into practice, interdisciplinarity and internationalization. It is a research center within the Helmholtz Organization of German research centers. With over 1,000 employees from 60 nations, spread over 10 sites, the DZNE is one of the national and international leading research centers in its research field. 

The DZNE in Bonn advertises a

Postdoctoral Position (f/m/d) in Parkinson’s Disease Research
Code: 1847/2020/8

A postdoctoral position is available within the research team “Neurodegeneration & Neuroprotection in Parkinson’s Disease” led by Donato Di Monte in Bonn. The research focus of this team is on molecular mechanisms underlying neurodegeneration and alpha-synuclein pathology in Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. For this position, research emphasis will be on specific mechanisms: lysosomal dysfunction, mitochondrial oxidant stress, neuroinflammation, neuron-to-neuron propagation of alpha-synuclein, protein aggregation, and host-microbiome interactions. Studies will be conducted in a variety of in vivo experimental models, including models generated by stereotactic injections of viral vectors and recombinant proteins/fibrils. Analyses will involve a wide range of microscopy techniques and molecular biology approaches.

Qualifications and experience
Candidates with a PhD in Biological Sciences are encouraged to apply. Prior experience in neuroscience research, neuropathology / histology and in vivo models of neurodegenerative diseases are highly desirable. Applicants should be fluent in English and possess excellent communication and team-working skills. Interested candidates should send their applications in English as a single PDF file. The file should include a cover letter, a CV with publication list, a summary of research interests and three references. For further information and informal enquiries, please contact 

We offer
The DZNE Bonn offers a highly interactive, international working environment. Prof. Di Monte’s research group is also involved in a variety of collaborative projects with other scientific teams in Germany, Europe and the US. Our postdoctoral researchers have access to state-of-the-art equipment in modern laboratory facilities. They are encouraged to acquire and refine independent skills, and specific mentorship is provided to achieve this goal and to facilitate their career development. Employment, payment and social benefits are determined by the Public Sector Collective Agreement (Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst – TvöD).

The DZNE is an equal opportunity employer. It especially welcomes and encourages disabled individuals to apply.

Please apply via:

Site: Bonn                                   

Contact details: Prof. Donato A. Di Monte               

Working hours: Full-time

Contract length: Two years, extension possible

Payment, social benefits: According to TVöD Bund

Application deadline: October 15th, 2020

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