Postdoctoral position in Behavioural Neurosciences
Johannes Gutenberg University


Postdoctoral position in Behavioural Neurosciences / Experimental Stress Research
Within the DFG-funded Collaborative Research Center 1193 “Neurobiology of resilience to stress-related mental dysfunction” at the University of Mainz, Germany

Topic: Stress-related mental disorders cause enormous personal suffering and large economic and societal costs. The newly funded CRC 1193 is unique in its dedication to the topic of stress resilience. 

About the position: The Post-Doc position is immediately available for one subproject (PIs: Prof. B. Lutz/Prof. M. Müller). This subproject will provide support with animal experimental approaches to study resilience in the mouse to other PIs of the CRC. Second, we aim to establish novel mouse models for resilience research.
The position is fully funded by CRC 1193 which gives the project long term security and excellent prospect for development.

About the environment: The CRC 1193 unites researchers from the universities of Mainz and Frankfurt, the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research Frankfurt, and the Institute for Molecular Biology Mainz. The CRC is embedded in the rhine-main neuroscience network (, which offers excellent training and interaction opportunities for young researchers 
We encourage highly motivated applicants with a strong background in behavioral neuroscience and stress research to apply. Experience with pharmacological approaches and stereotaxic surgery is a plus. The candidate should hold a PhD, have a proven publication record and excellent communication skills. The successful candidate is expected be independent, hardworking, productive, and enjoy working as part of an international team in a competitive neuroscience environment. 

Please submit a letter with statement of research interests, CV and the contact details of 2 references by email to

Prof. Dr. Marianne B. Müller
Translational Psychiatry
Focus Program Translational Neuroscience (FTN)
JGU Mainz

Job Information

Closing date:
Employment start date:
Contract length:
initially 2 years (can be prolonged)
Focus Program Translational Neuroscience (FTN)
Translational Psychiatry/Neurosciences

Contact Information

Prof. Dr. Marianne Mueller
Translational Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy & Focus Program Translational Neuroscience (FTN)
Johannes Gutenberg University Medical Center
Office and Lab:
Hanns-Dieter-Hüsch Weg 19
55128 Mainz, Germany

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