Research Associate in Neurologie

University of Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf

We are the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE) - and we stand for excellent competence in research, teaching and comprehensive healthcare in our clinics. Every day, our approximately 14,900 employees strive anew to make the world a little healthier with their contribution.
It is our aspiration to be one of the leading university hospitals - and at the same time the best employer in our industry. At UKE, for example, we firmly believe that successful and fulfilling work should be in harmony with employees' personal needs and individual lifestyles. And as diverse as these are, so is our range of individual solutions.
Welcome to the UKE.

Research Associate in Neurologie

  • Job-ID: J000002696
  • Working hours: Temporary
  • Working hours: Fulltime/Parttime
  • Apply till: 31.08.2024
  • Organization: UKE_Kopf- und Neurozentrum
  • Company section: Research & Science
  • Department: Klinik und Poliklinik für Neurologie

Main tasks

You will be part of a group of highly motivated and interdisciplinary teams of scientists aiming to identify mechanisms and new treatment options for ischemic retinal disease (Central Artery Occlusion) and ischemic stroke. The position at the Department of Neurology will start on 01.08.2024 for 3 years (due to third-party funds) with the possibility of an extension. We seek a motivated graduate to complement our lively and enthusiastic team of scientists. In the lab of Dr. Peter Ludewig (, you will be involved in cutting-edge translational research involving multi-omics (scRNA-seq, proteomics, metabolomics, etc.) data analysis and integration of mouse models of retinal ischemia and human samples. The work in our lab provides the graduate with a unique opportunity to work on critical medical questions using modern multi-omics techniques.

Your Profile

  • Completed university degree (master's or diploma) in biology, biochemistry, biotechnology or a related field or doctorate in the field of life sciences
  • Experience in the application of omics technologies and corresponding software for data analysis
  • Strong interest in neurological research questions and deciphering molecular biological mechanisms
  • FELASA equivalent courses desirable
  • Proficient in written and spoken English

Immunity status

Please note that employment is only possible if there is complete proof of immunization or immunity against the measles virus in accordance with the applicable (legal and medical) requirements. You must provide proof of this by means of appropriate documents (e.g. vaccination certificate) before commencing employment.

Our Offer

  • Regular pay according to TVöD/VKA; attractive company pension plan and various employee discounts
  • 30 days of vacation; possibility of special leave
  • Central location: Our clinic is centrally located at the beautiful Eppendorfer Park
  • Sustainable travel: subsidies for the "Deutschlandticket" and Dr. Bike bicycle service
  • Crisis-proof workplace, meaningful activity, appreciative interaction and open exchange of knowledge within the team; structured induction training
  • Opportunity to actively shape and develop the working environment within the framework of our employee program (UKE INside).
  • Family-friendly working environment: cooperation on childcare, free vacation care, advice for employees with relatives in need of care
  • Excellent health, prevention and sports offers
  • Healthy and varied lunch break: In addition to our canteen, there is a rich selection of culinary offerings just a few steps away, for example the "Health Kitchen" cafés and bistros, as well as other snack bars, bakers, a supermarket, etc.


About us

We live diversity and value variety

We offer a work environment providing equal opportunities regardless of age, gender, sexual identity, disability, origin or religion. This is confirmed by our accession to the Charter of Diversity. We explicitly aim to increase the proportion of women in management positions, especially among scientific personnel in research and teaching. Women with equal qualifications will be given priority. The same applies in the case of under-representation of one gender in the advertised area. Persons with severe disability with equal aptitude, competence and professional performance will be given priority. 

> Learn more about "Diversity at UKE" here.