• Research assistant position avalilable!  

We are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated research assistant for our project on “the role of NMDA receptor co-agonists in dendritic integration” within the DFG SFB1089 (Microcircuits). The aim of the project is to unravel if and how NMDA receptor co-agonists, e.g. D-serine, mediate supra-linear dendritic integration and which role astrocytes play in this process. The research assistant would primarily assist with the breeding of transgenic animals.
The ideal candidate will have a background in neuroscience and experience in working independently in a life science laboratory environment. Particularly experience with handling animals and/or a FELASA certificate would be an advantage but not mandatory. We offer the opportunity to extend the knowledge and hands-on experience in animal handling and breeding, including genotyping by PCR.
If interested, this position can be easily combined with a master thesis. This way also experience with electrophysiology (field recordings, single cell patch clamp, microiontophoretic stimulation) and two-photon microscopy can be gained.
Working hours can be negotiated and handled with some degree of flexibility, but are aimed at up to 10h per week for a duration of 12 months. The anticipated starting date is the beginning of July or August. Payment will be according to the University of Bonn tariff (WHF/WHK). Applicants of any career stage (below PhD) will be considered if sufficiently experienced. The written and spoken languages in the lab are German and/or English.

Please include in your application (pdf only):

-CV (one page)

-a brief description of your laboratory expertise and skills and for how long you have acquired them

-how many hours per week and what time period you would be available for


For more information on our lab:

For informal enquiries and for application please contact: Kirsten Bohmbach


  • Great News!


In March 2017 two students of our Master Neurosciences program passed a highly competitive international selection process and qualified themselves as members of the International Max Planck Research School for Brain and Behavior (IMPRS). This world-class Ph.D. training and research school unites Universities and Max Planck Institutions in Bonn und Florida.

Our two students were ranked among the top three of more than 160 applicants, congratulations!





Two travel grants per annum are available for students of the Bonn MSc Neurosciences program.

Applications should be submitted to the Coordination office via email ( Submit a single PDF file containing all the information and documents as mentioned below.

Reimbursement will be limited to 500 Euro of total travel expenses per event.

APPLICATION DEADLINE extended: May 31st 2017


You have to be an active student of the MSc Neurosciences program in Bonn. The topic of the conference / training course you wish to attend should be related to your Master thesis.

Requested documents 

Half-page letter of motivation describing what the applicant hopes to achieve by attending the conference or training course. Explain how the event relates to your own work, and how you will benefit from attending it.

Short letter of recommendation from the applicant’s advisor

CV of the applicant

After return students are requested to submit a brief (one page) report about the usefulness of the visit to the Coordination office.