Our mission as research center: Discover personalized medical solutions for environmentally triggered diseases to promote a healthier society in a rapidly changing world.

At our institute in Tübingen you will find a scientifically stimulating international environment. Together with renowned scientists and supported by an excellent infrastructure you will have the opportunity to make an important contribution for a healthier society.

The primary research goal of the Institute of Diabetes Research and Metabolic Diseases (IDM) is the individualized prediction of diabetes risk and diabetes prevention and its personalized therapy.

Our Metabolic Neuroimaging Department (Head: Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Hubert Preissl) is looking for a

PhD candidate in Neuroimaging Research (f/m/x) 101883

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Your mission

  • enthusiastic and dedicated scientist
  • eager to work and evolve in a highly interdisciplinary environment with neuroscientists, physicians, biomedical engineers and psychologists
  • study central nervous system processes in human volunteers at high risk to develop diabetes
  • apply different neuroimaging techniques, behavioral and metabolic measurements as well as cognitive paradigms

Your qualifications

  • MSc in Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Psychology or related fields
  • Detailed knowledge in statistical analysis (using SPSS, R or SAS) and programming in MATLAB and/or Python
  • Experience with conducting human experimental research
  • Experience with functional magnetic resonance imaging and the implementation of cognitive paradigms is beneficial
  • Excellent ability to act and communicate both independently and in a team-oriented manner
  • Motivation and commitment to a scientific/academic career
  • Good command of both English and German

What we offer you

work-life balance
flexible working hours & working-time models
continuous education and training
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Tübingen is a university town in the center of Baden-Württemberg. It is located at the river Neckar about 30 kilometers south of Stuttgart. The University of Tübingen is one of Europe’s oldest universities. Tübingen today remains a place of research and teaching. In addition to the nearly 86,000 inhabitants, there are some 28,500 German and international students. Some 450 professors and more than 4000 other academic staff teach at the University’s seven faculties. The latest chapter of the University’s history is marked by its success in the German federal and state governments’ Excellence Initiative. “International since 1477” – the perfect way to summarize the University of Tübingen.

Remuneration and social benefits are based on the collective wage agreement for public-sector employees at federal level (EG 13 65% TV EntgO Bund). The position is (initially) limited to three years, but under certain circumstances an extension can be arranged.

To promote diversity, we welcome applications from talented people regardless of gender, cultural background, nationality, ethnicity, sexual identity, physical abilities, religion and age. Qualified applicants with physical disabilities will be given preference.
If you have obtained a university degree abroad, we require further documents from you regarding the recognition of the degree. Please request the recognition as early as possible.

If you have further questions, simply contact Stephanie Kullmann,, who will be happy to be of assistance.
Helmholtz Zentrum München
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Gesundheit und Umwelt (GmbH)
Universitätsklinikum Tübingen
Institute for Diabetes Research and Metabolic Diseases
Otfried-Müller-Straße 10

72076 Tübingen

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