Ph.D. Student in Molecular Neuroscience/Molecular Cell Biology


University of Bonn, Germany


Bonn, Germany

Principal Investigator

Sathish Kumar


Dr. Sathish Kumar
Department of Neurology
-Molecular Cell Biology-
Sigmund-Freud-Str. 25
Universitätklinikum Bonn
53105 Bonn


Ph.D. student position (TVL13/50 percent) is available to work on the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease. The project is focused to understand the role of post-translational modifications of proteins in pathophysiological processes in AD and also to identify the underlying regulatory mechanisms. Recent publications: Kumar S et al., EMBO Journal, (PMID:21527912); Kumar S and Walter J., Aging, (PMID:21869458); Walter J and van Echten-Deckert G. Mol. Neurodegener. (PMID:24148205) Kumar S et al., J Biol. Chem., (PMID:22267728); Kumar S et al., Acta Neuropathologica, (PMID:23525537).


The position starts from the beginning of March 2014 (or later). We are looking for a highly motivated Ph.D. student with a diploma or master’s degree (or equivalent) in neuroscience, biochemistry, and/or biology. We seek highly motivated candidates with a strong background in molecular cell and/or neurobiology and protein biochemistry. Experience with mice and/or drosophila, as well as knowledge of neurodegenerative processes, would be an asset. A good command of the English language and a high personal motivation to excel in science are required. We offer work with a young and motivated team in the laboratory of Molecular Cell Biology within the Neurocenter of Bonn University. Applications should include CV, certificates, motivation letter, and names and addresses of two references. Email applications are preferred.