Postdoc Position in Peripheral Myelin Biology (f/m/d)

Universitätsmedizin Göttingen
Göttingen (Stadt), Niedersachsen (DE)
salary according to TV-L
August 16 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
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The research group Translational Neurogenetics (Prof. Michael W. Sereda) invites applications for a

Postdoc Position in Peripheral Myelin Biology (f/m/d)

the position is limited to one year with the possibility of extension for two further years, full time (38,5 h / week) | salary according to TV-L

The University Medical Center Göttingen is a tertiary care center and offers great development potential. Its 7,900 employees work in over 65 departments and facilities to provide top-quality patient care, excellent research and modern teaching. Göttingen, “City of Science”, located near the center of Germany, the University Medical Center Göttingen is embedded in the city’s attractive network of scientific research facilities.

Our research is aimed at understanding mechanisms of myelination and axoglial coupling in the peripheral nervous system in health and disease. We are particularly interested in the pathophysiology of hereditary neuropathies like Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, with the final goal to develop treatments for patients. We employ histological, biochemical and cell biological approaches, as well as conduct therapy studies in rodent models of hereditary neuropathies (see refs: Fledrich et al., Nat Med 2014, Fledrich et al., Nat commun 2018, Prukop et al., Plos one 2019, Fledrich et al., Nat commun 2019).

Our group is located at the University Medical Center Go?ttingen and at the Max-Planck-Institute of Experimental Medicine in Go?ttingen, Germany, where we are able to cover a complete range from basic to preclinical research to translation to patients. We have access to state-of-the art instrumentation for electron (TEM, FIBSEM) and super-resolution light microscopy.

We are looking for enthusiastic, open-minded and self-driven candidates (f/m/d) with a passion about basic research of glial and myelin biology. Applicants must hold a doctoral degree and should have a track record in the neuroscience field. Previous experience in animal research is required. We are an international group with a strong team spirit and value an open-minded and collaborative working atmosphere.

The position is fixed term and the salary will be in accordance to the German Public Sector Collective Agreement (TV-L).

Applications should consist of a single PDF containing a statement of motivation and previous experience, a CV and the names and contacts of two references and should be sent to Deadline for applications is September 10th, 2021.

For more information on our research, visit our website at or contact Michael Sereda

( or David Ewers ( directly for informal inquiries.

The University Medical Center Göttingen is committed to professional equality. We therefore seek to increase the proportion of under-represented genders. Applicants with disabilities and equal qualifications will be given preferential treatment.

We look forward to receiving your application by October 1st, 2021:

University Medical Center Göttingen

Department of Neurology

Prof. Dr. Michael Sereda

D-37099 Göttingen

Tel.: +49 (0)551/3899-760



Please send your application via e-mail in PDF-format or via mail in copy and not in folders.

Travel and application fees cannot be refunded or transferred.