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Open Positions

Ph.D. Position (3 years)

The department of Experimental Pain Research is recruiting a highly motivated Ph.D. candidate through the Heidelberg Biosciences International Graduate School (HBIGS) to work in our newly funded multi-center research consortium (DFG research unit 2690, Prusearch).

The particular project is aiming to study functional and structural characteristics of somatosensory afferents using a variety of electrophysiological and molecular genetics techniques. Detailed information on the project can be found on the HBIGS homepage.

Applications including CV, certificates and 2 recommendation letters should be sent through the HBIGS online administration system.


The Karl Feuerstein foundation professorship was endowed by the Daimler fund in memory of Karl Feuerstein, Chair of the Daimler Benz general works council from 1989 to 1999. The Feuerstein Chair was appointed inaugurally to Prof. Martin Schmelz on 15 November, 2002.