Postdoctoral Fellow


University Medical Center Ulm


Ulm, Germany


Please send full applications to: 

Prof. Dr. Dietmar R. Thal Institute of Pathology - Laboratory of Neuropathology Center for Biomedical Research University of Ulm Helmhotzstrasse 8/1 D-89081 Ulm Germany 


Contract type: Limited, extension possible / Application deadline: 15.09.2013 

Employment takes place through the administration department of the University Medical Center Ulm, which acts in the name and on behalf of the federal state of Baden-Württemberg. Handicapped people with equal qualifications will be employed preferentially. The University Medical Center Ulm aims to increase the proportion of women and therefore encourages qualified female to submit their application.


With more than 25 departments and 13 institutes (1,150 beds), the University Medical Center Ulm is a leading health care provider in southwest Germany. We provide inpatient treatment to about 44,000 patients each year. Our outpatient cases amount to approximately 60,000. We attach great importance to qualified employees who ensure extremely high quality in the treatment of our patients by the use of the latest scientific knowledge and who enjoy their work. 

Instantly, we are looking for a postdoctoral researcher/ medical doctor (female or male) with laboratory experience in protein biochemistry and/or neuropathology. Your tasks: Our research objective include projects in the biochemical characterization of aggregates in neurodegenerative disorders and neuropathological analysis of co-pathologies in neurodegenerative diseases. The applicant will analyze human brain samples for protein aggregates by immunohistochemistry, western blotting, immunoprecipitation, ELISA, etc., and will be involved in the tasks of the brain bank Ulm. We offer: The chance to scientifically exploit brain samples of more than 200 individuals for protein aggregates and neuropathological lesions. Integration in an emerging interdisciplinary scientific community focused on neurodegenerative diseases at the University of Ulm. Education in neuropathology (for medical doctors with a German license: 4 Jahre Facharztweiterbildung im Fach Neuropathologie plus 2 Jahre Basisweiterbildung Pathologie/Neuropathologie), compatibility of career and family, salary based on TV-L/ TV-Ärzte


Your profile: We are looking for an enthusiastic scientist with an M.D., Ph.D., or M.D./Ph.D. degree in medicine, biology, biochemistry, biotechnology, or in a related field and experience in the above-mentioned biochemical techniques. Additional experience in the neuropathology of neurodegenerative diseases and of human brain anatomy is welcome.

Languages in the laboratory: English and German.