Research Associate / PhD Student, Center for Molecular and Cellular Bioengineering (CMCB)

Dresden, Sachsen (DE)
22 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
22 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), as a University of Excellence, is one of the leading and most dynamic research institutions in the country. Founded in 1828, today it is a globally oriented, regionally anchored top university as it focuses on the grand challenges of the 21st century. lt develops innovative solutions for the world's most pressing issues. In research and academic programs, the university unites the natural and engineering sciences with the humanities, social sciences and medicine. This wide range of disciplines is a special feature, facilitating interdisciplinarity and transfer of science to society. As a modern employer, it offers attractive working conditions to all employees in teaching, research, technology and administration. The goal is to promote and develop their individual abilities while empowering everyone to reach their full potential. TUD embodies a university culture that is characterized by cosmopolitanism, mutual appreciation, thriving innovation and active participation. For TUD diversity is an essential feature and a quality criterion of an excellent university. Accordingly, we welcome all applicants who would like to commit themselves, their achievements and productivity to the success of the whole institution.

At the Biotechnology Center (BIOTEC), an Institute of the Center for Molecular and Cellular Bioengineering (CMCB), the Chair of Cellular Circuits and Systems (Prof. Dr. Henrik Bringmann) offers a position as

Research Associate / PhD Student (m/f/x)
(subject to personal qualification employees are remunerated according to salary group E 13 TV-L)

starting as soon as possible with 65% of the fulltime weekly hours. The position is limited to 3 years and aims at obtaining further academic qualification (e.g. PhD). The period of employment is governed by the Fixed Term Research Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz - WissZeitVG). 

Tasks: Sleep is essential, yet its molecular functions are not known. Sleep is induced by sleep-active neurons that control important aspects of physiology such as longevity, health, learning + memory, metabolism and reproduction. This project will study how sleep-active neurons control physiological benefits at the molecular level in mouse models of sleep loss or sleep gain. The mouse work of the Chair encompasses modern genetic methods such as conditional alleles and stereotactic injection of AAV, electrophysiology, behavioral assays, omics analyses and imaging.

Requirements: The successful candidate will hold an excellent university degree (MSc or equivalent) in biochemistry, molecular biology, neuroscience or a related discipline. It is expected that the candidate has excellent English communication skills. The PhD student should have a high internal motivation, the ability to work both independently as well as a team, and should have good organizational skills. Experience with mouse models and the respective formal qualification is desired but not absolutely necessary.

For further information regarding this position please contact Prof. Henrik Bringmann via

TUD strives to employ more women in academia and research. We therefore expressly encourage women to apply. The University is a certified family-friendly university and offers a Dual Career Service. We welcome applications from candidates with disabilities. If multiple candidates prove to be equally qualified, those with disabilities or with equivalent status pursuant to the German Social Code IX (SGB IX) will receive priority for employment.

Please submit your comprehensive application including the usual documents by March 22, 2023 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies) to: TU Dresden, BIOTEC, Professur für Zelluläre Netzwerke und Systeme, z. Hd. Herrn Till Kirst, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden, Germany or via the TU Dresden SecureMail Portal by sending it as a single pdf document to Please submit copies only, as your application will not be returned to you. Expenses incurred in attending interviews cannot be reimbursed.

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