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Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Germany
Department of Neuroscience, is offering a

PhD student position in Auditory Neuroscience
Salary will be according to TV level E 13 (65 %).

We expect the position to be available from September 2018 for a period of three years.

Our environment
We are part of a vibrant community of auditory and sensory neuroscience groups in Oldenburg, joined in the Cluster of Excellence "Hearing4All" ( and the Research Centre Neurosensory Science. The PhD candidate will participate in the structured graduate programs of the associated Graduate School OLTECH ( in a joint Oldenburg/Groningen PhD program.

The project
We are looking for a PhD candidate who will study the anatomical change in the inner ear associated with noise-induced and age-related hearing loss. A special focus is on the synaptopathy associated with "hidden hearing loss". The work will be carried out in a collaboration between the labs of Prof. Georg Klump (, Prof. Christine Köppl (, both at Oldenburg University, and Prof. Sonja Pyott at the University Medical Center Groningen (

Your profile
Applicants must hold an academic university degree (M.Sc. or equivalent) in a rele­vant discipline (e.g. Biology, Neuroscience, Veterinary Science). You should be en­thusiastic about doing a PhD. Basic knowledge and practical experience with histo­logical techniques is a distinct advantage.

The University of Oldenburg is dedicated to increase the percentage of female employees in the field of science. Therefore, female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. In accordance to § 21 section 3 NHG, female candidates with equal qualifications will be preferentially considered.

Handicapped applicants will be given preference in case of equal qualification.

How to apply
Please send your application to Mrs. I. Dwehus (email:,
mail: Department of Neuroscience, Carl von Ossietzky University, Carl von Ossietzky Strasse 9-11, 26129 Oldenburg).

The application must include CV, potential referees and a copy of your undergradu­ate thesis. Please apply by 20th June 2018 to ensure consideration.


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