Postdoc position available

A postdoctoral position is available in our lab. It is part of a collaborative project within the newly established DFG Research Unit FOR2795, which will explore how synapses respond to acute metabolic failure. The aim is to identify early astroglial responses to metabolic stress and its impact on glutamate signaling in the rodent hippocampus and cortex.

This will be achieved by combining two-photon excitation fluorescence microscopy to image astrocytes and to visualize glutamate using optical biosensors and electrophysiology to probe astrocyte and neuronal activity in acute hippocampal slices. Therefore, applicants would ideally have some previous experience in electrophysiology and/or imaging. Applicants should have a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree.

Please explore this website for more information on our research.

The position is available from the 1st of January 2019 on. The contract initially runs for three years. The salary will be according to the German salary scale TV-L E13. The University of Bonn is an equal opportunities employer. Applicants are expected to submit a cover letter, CV, list of publications, and indicate at least two referees.

Applications should be sent by email only to Christian Henneberger (christian.henneberger(at)

The full text of the job ad can be found here.