Faculty of Science



Scientist in Neuroscience (w/m/d, 100%, E13 TV-L)

Faculty of Science

Application deadline : 30.11.2019

The Faculty of Science, University of Tübingen, working group of Prof. Li Zhaoping is looking for a

Scientist in Neuroscience (w/m/d, 100%, E13 TV-L)

to join us at the earliest convenience. The salary is paid in accordance with the collective agreement for the public sector (E13 TV-L). This position is initially limited to two years. 


  • Help to plan research projects and set ups
  • Carry out research projects, such as conducting experiments, data analysis, writing and editing scientific papers/reports.
  • Help to mentor and supervise student projects. 
  • Participate in scientific conferences
  • Help to organize and conduct collaborations with our collaborators in the university as well as internationally
  • Supervise and coordinate with lab manager for strategies and planning
  • Writing grant applications and applications for ethical approvals


  • Ph.D. in neuroscience or related fields
  • Publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Experience with animal handling/behavior (German Animal Permit such as Felasa would be advantageous)
  • Have good skills in electrophysiology and neural imaging
  • Programming experience in Matlab and/or Python is desirable
  • Skills in one or more of the following: viral tracer injections, optogenetics, various molecular, genetic, optical, data acquisition and analysis techniques
  • Experience in project management would be a plus.

Who we are

We use both theoretical and experimental approaches to investigate sensory and sensory motor transforms in the brain. Our multidisciplinary approaches involve theoretical hypotheses making, model building, behavioral experiments on humans and animals, and neuroscience experiments to examine brain’s neural activities. One part of our group is located in the University, in the Center for Integrative Neurosciences, and the other part is in the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics as the Department for Sensory and Sensorimotor Systems, see http://www.kyb.tuebingen.mpg.de/research/dep/zl.html. This job opening is for the sub-group located at the University, Center for Integrative Neurosciences (CIN) focusing on behavioral, electrophysiological, and imaging experiments on rodents. For further information, please contact Prof. Li Zhaoping.

Your application

The University seeks to raise the number of women in research and teaching and therefore urges qualified women to apply. Disabled persons will be preferred in case of equal qualification. Please send your complete application documents (cover letter, CV and references) electronically as a single PDF-file to Prof. Li Zhaoping (Email: jobs.lispam prevention@tuebingen.mpg.de) until November 30th, 2019. Please label your mail as "Application for Scientist in Neuroscience".
The contract will be made by the Central Administration of the University.