Molecular Neuroscience and Biophysics (Andrew Plested)

Open Positions

We expect to have at least 2 PhD positions available in 2020. Topics include functional analysis of AMPA receptor complexes by electrophysiology and optical methods, and computational studies of receptor activation and permeation. To be considered for one of these positions, please write to Andrew Plested, including your CV, letter of motivation and contact details for any referees you may have.

We are always interested to hear from motivated people who would like to join the lab. In an ideal world, PhD studentships and postdoctoral fellowships are arranged well in advance. 

Places for master students wishing to pursue Diploma projects in structural biology, synaptic physiology or computational biology are also available. 

General Information about our lab

Our group consists of biologists, physicists, physiologists and biochemists from around the world. The working language of the lab is English. Free language classes are available on campus to learn German.


As well as being home to a thriving neuroscience community, Berlin is arguably one of the world's coolest and most cultured cities. It is an affordable city with a first-class public transport system and excellent links to the rest of Europe. Opportunities for recreation are almost unparalleled, with numerous clubs, concert venues, theatres, museums and cinemas. The city is also blessed with plentiful forests, parks and swimmable lakes. It was placed #2 in Monocle magazine's survey of the world's most livable cities in 2016.

Leibniz-Forschungsinstitut für Molekulare Pharmakologie im Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. (FMP)
Campus Berlin-Buch
Robert-Roessle-Str. 10
13125 Berlin, Germany
+4930 94793 - 100 
+4930 94793 - 109 (Fax)

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