Postdoctoral position: Functional analysis of regulatory networks in neurodevelopmental and -psychiatric disorders

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We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated researcher to join the group of Prof. Chichung Lie at the Institute for Biochemistry at the FAU Erlangen.


Our research group studies the cellular and molecular mechanisms controlling the generation of neurons from stem cells in the embryonic and adult brain. This project will investigate the impact of an intellectual disability-linked gene and potential risk gene for schizophrenia on the development of specific neuronal populations and the development of neural networks linked to learning and memory.


We are looking for a highly motivated researcher with a Doctoral degree in Molecular Medicine, Neurobiology or related fields. Candidates should have a strong background in Developmental Neurobiology, Stem Cell Biology, or Neurophysiology and Behavior.

What we offer

The successful candidate will be part of a team that uses transgenic mice and human pluripotent stem cells as model systems and applies state-of-the-art methods in molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, neurophysiology and behavior to uncover the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying the formation of pathological neural networks. Neurophysiological and behavioral aspects of the project will be conducted in close collaboration with the Research Groups of Profs. C. Alzheimer and A. Ponomarenko at the Institute of Physiology and Pathophysiology of the FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg.

The postdoctoral researcher will profit from a close association with the DFG-Research Training Group 2162 “Neurodevelopment and CNS Vulnerability”.

In case of interest

For applications please submit CV, transcript of records, references, and a research statement as a single pdf via email to

Job Information

Closing date: 30.11.2021

Starting date: January 2022

Contract length: initially two years with a possibility for extension until 6/2025

Institution: Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen Nürnberg

Department: Institute of Biochemistry

For further information please contact Chichung Lie (Ph: +49 9131 85 24622) or and visit our website