PhD Position in Systems Chronobiology, Institute of Medical Psychology, Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich

Project Outline: A PhD position is currently available in the laboratory of Maria Robles, Systems Chronobiology, at the LMU Munich, Germany. The Robles group employs mass spectrometry based quantitative proteomics to study the circadian clock, the biological pacemaker that regulates physiology and behavior. We utilize state of the art quantitative proteomic methods to characterize daily rhythms of protein abundance, post-translational modification and protein-protein interactions in different cellular and in vivo models. We complement our proteomics methods with a broad range of genomic, molecular and cell biology techniques.

We seek: We are looking for independent and motivated doctorate students interested in a multidisciplinary approach to study circadian function as well as metabolic, and behavioral disorders associated with circadian asynchrony. Applicants should have experience with mammalian cell culture, routine molecular and cell biology. Proteomics and bioinformatics expertise is an advantage, but certainly not required.

We offer: Funded 3-year position with a salary of 65% of TV-L 13.

  • Cutting edge research project at the interface proteomics and chronobiology
  • International networking and exchange opportunities
  • The opportunity to become a student in the International PhD program IMPRS for Molecular Life Sciences
  • Close mentorship
  • Excellent scientific environment in one of the top-ranked universities in Germany.

To apply Please send, before June 30, 2018,

  1. a detailed CV,
  2. a cover letter with motivation and
  3. goals and contact information of 2-3 referees to

Contact: Prof. Maria Robles. PhD.

Postdoctoral Position Circadian Rhythms in Depression in mice and humans Circadian Biology Group, Department of Psychiatry Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany

Position: Funded 3-year position for a post-doctoral fellow. The position is vacant from April, 2018.

Project Outline: Our environment is characterized by constant changes between day and night. Most organisms, including humans, have evolved so called circadian clocks (internal ~24 h clocks) in order to adapt virtually all physiological processes to these daily changes. A disturbance of circadian rhythms has far-reaching consequences on our health. The focus of our studies is the characterization of causal connections between disturbed circadian clocks and psychiatric and metabolic disorders. The successful applicant’s project will include intensive work with animal models (mice) and human patients. Since the aim is an investigation reaching from molecules to behaviors, the studies will employ a broad spectrum of molecular, genetic, cell/tissue culture, cell imaging, surgical (rodent), and behavioral (rodent) techniques.

Candidate Requirements: Applicants should have a PhD in a related field, a demonstrated track record of productivity, and experience in most techniques mentioned above. Experiences in human studies and microdialysis are a plus, but are not required. Our laboratory is seeking for efficient, active, and creative candidates. Qualified candidates will be expected to work both independently and as part of an interactive team. The applicants should feel comfortable with the English language.

What we offer: The Ludwig Maximilian University is ranked 66th in the world and one of the top-ranked universities in Germany. Our laboratory is a motivating and supportive environment embedded in the University Clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy. This special location allows a great overlap between basic and clinical research as the close collaboration between researchers and medical doctors is a major goal of the hospital. The attractive field of circadian science opens broad application possibilities and has not only enjoyed great prestige since the award of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 2017.

The following documents should be send by June 15, 2018 at the latest (preferably in pdf format):

  1. detailed CV,
  2. a cover letter with a statement of research interests and career goals, 3. name, email address and phone numbers of three references.

Contact: Dr. Dominic Landgraf

PhD Students wanted for human embryonic stem cells and molecular or cell biology

Are you:

  • looking for a PhD position now/starting in September 2018?
  • curious about human embryonic stem cells?
  • familiar with molecular or cell biology?

Our group uses human embryonic stem cells to model neural differentiation in vitro. Using several model systems, we study:

  1. Molecular mechanisms of neural differentiation (How is the differentiation regulated on a molecular level? Is cell division cycle involved? Do microRNA contribute to this process?)
  2. Cerebral organoids, Alzheimer’s disease and p53 (Can we create “minibrains” in the dish? Can we model Alzheimer’s disease in vitro? Is p53protein necessary for neuronal development?)

We are looking for PhD candidate(s):

  • fascinated by how cells differentiate and how this process is regulated
  • familiar with basic methods of molecular biology and/or cell culture
  • able to work independently on their own project and also willing to help others when needed
  • eager to apply for theirown (student’s) grants and attend scientific conferences
  • friendly, outgoing, and smart

You will gain experience in:

  • human embryonic stem cell culture and differentiation protocols
  • basic and advanced molecular biology techniques
  • data evaluation and presentation
  • grant proposal and manuscript writing
  • …and more!

All nationalities welcome!

How to apply:
Send a letter of interest and CV to:

Dáša Bohačiaková, PhD
Department of Histology and Embryology Faculty of Medicine
Masaryk University Brno, Czech republic


About us

An industry sponsored PhD project available to start in April 2018 in Manchester (Role of cutaneous circadian clocks in mediating skin repair and regeneration).

This project will be an ideal opportunity for someone to gain insights into circadian rhythms in human skin, and how they "gate" cellular responses to UV damage and topical treatments. There will be ample opportunities for the PhD student to interact with an industrial sponsor. The project is jointly supervised by Mike Sherratt and Qing-Jun Meng.

For more info, please follow this link


Clinical Neuropsychology Fellowship

Trialect, a US incorporation, has partnered with the faculty at the Brain Matters Institute to provide 5-week Intensive traineeship/fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology of Major Depression and Schizophrenia - accredited by British Psychological Society. The program will guide your fellows/junior faculty through theory, research, practice and real case studies. There are two options:

  1. Spend one week in Greece and the rest of the four weeks online
  2. Exclusively online fellowship

At the end of the program, health professionals will receive certificate accredited by British Psychological Society. We would appreciate if you can refer your students/colleagues/fellows. The details can be perused at Clinical Neuropsychology Fellowship


PhD position in molecular and cellular Chronobiology

ďalšie informácie

Start: immediatly
Commitment: 100%
Place of work: Fribourg
Contract: 1 year, with 2; possible 2-year extensions. Maximum duration is 5 years

Please consult also our web-page at: http://www.unifr.ch/biology 

Applicant profile: We are seeking outstanding and highly motivated candidates with a master degree in Biology (major Molecular biology, biochemistry or equivalent), Biomedicine or a closely related field. The position involves a modest amount of assistance in practical courses of the Bachelor/Master curricula in Biology, Biomedicine and Medicine. Good command of English and German or French is expected.

Graduate student and postdoctoral fellow in Laboratory of Molecular Chronobiology Douglas Mental Health University Institute McGill University, Montreal


The selected candidate(s) will join our ongoing efforts to study the links between circadian disruption and psychiatric disorders, and the post-translational modifications of clock proteins.

Expected background of candidates

Candidates should hold a B.Sc. or M.Sc. (to apply for a graduate student position) or a Ph.D. (to apply for a postdoctoral position) in basic biological sciences (e.g. Neuroscience, Biochemistry...) at the time of taking up the position.

How to apply 

To apply for a position, the following documents should be sent by email to Dr. Nicolas Cermakian (nicolas.cermakian@mcgill.ca):

  • Letter of presentation/motivation
  • CV (including list of several reference persons)
  • University transcripts (for applicants for graduate student positions)

The selected candidate will work under the supervision of Dr. Nicolas Cermakian, Director of the Laboratory of Molecular Chronobiology, at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and McGill University. 

More information about the laboratory can be found at the web-page and in PDF.