Postdoctoral Positions in the Research Group Synaptic Transmission in Energy Homeostasis


The Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research in Cologne, Germany, invites applications for postdoctoral positions in the research group Synaptic Transmission in Energy Homeostasis of Dr. Henning Fenselau ( 

The group uses cell type-specific neurotechnology to define the synaptic mechanisms within key neuronal circuits that control energy and glucose homeostasis. Applicants should be highly motivated, ambitious, and talented scientists who wish to be part of an international, enthusiastic, and collaborative team in an outstanding scientific environment. Applicants should have a PhD in life science with experience in brain slice electrophysiology and neurocircuitry mapping, mouse genetics, or metabolism research. The working language is English; knowledge of the German language is not required. 

Research Environment

The Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research is part of a broad network of research institutions in the Cologne Bonn Region dedicated to research on different life science topics, constituting a vibrant and collaborative environment for international scientists. The institute is equipped with state-of-the-art neurotechnology and excellent core facilities providing outstanding research opportunities for its scientists. 

Our Offer

The employment contract is based on contracts for the civil service (TVöD Bund, Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst). The positions are available for an initial two-year appointment with the possibility of extension. The Max Planck Society is committed to employ more disabled individuals and especially encourages them to apply. The Max Planck Society also seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and especially encourages them to apply.

For further information contact Dr. Henning Fenselau by e-mail

Your application

Please submit your complete application and CV including a full publication list, brief description of your research interests and accomplishments together with contact details of three referees as a single pdf file via our online application system stating reference number MPISF-18304:


Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research

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Location: Germany, Cologne
Categories: Brain Slice Electrophysiology, LifeScience, Metabolic Research , Mouse Genetics, Neurocircuitry Mapping, Postdoc, Researcher,


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