One PhD-position with transitional PostDoc year

We are currently looking for one 3 year PhD position (65% E 13 TV-Charité) with a fourth year of transitional postdoctoral time (100% E 13 TV-Charité) to work on projects related to deep brain stimulation and connectomic neuroimaging as well as noninvasive neuromodulation (multifocal tDCS). The job will be situated in the center of Berlin at the main campus of Charité – University Medicine Berlin. Charité ist Germany’s best university hospital and a joint subsidiary of Free University and Humboldt University which both received “excellence” status by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Charité is Europe’s largest hospital and the DBS center of Prof. Kühn one of the largest in Germany with a strong scientific focus.

The post will be supervised by Dr. Andreas Horn within a newly found junior group (Network Stimulation Laboratory Berlin) at the Movement Disorders and Neuromodulation section led by Prof. Andrea Kühn.

Ideally, the applicant should be experienced with neuroimaging and deep brain stimulation (prior work with the Lead-DBS toolbox is perfect). Optimally, we are looking for an applicant that will form part of the core development of Lead-DBS, thus, programming experience with Matlab (or similar, Python & R welcome!) and expertise with git/github is needed.

Informal requests are warmly welcome and should be directed to Andreas Horn. For applications, please send your CV, a short motivational/introductory letter and – if available – links to example code you have written to Andreas.

We pursue the goal of professional equality between women and men. For this reason, we urge qualified women to apply. Applications from severely handicapped persons are preferred if they are equally qualified. We see ourself as a family-friendly laboratory. Applicants with children are welcome and are supported, for example, by flexible working hours.

Unsolicited applications

We are always open for unsolicited applications if you’d like to join our team e.g. with a personal grant or other types of funding.
Just contact us and we may find a good way.

How we do things

We aim at building a modern, flexible and friendly laboratory environment and our lab has the goal of becoming a scientific “teal organization”. Feel free to explore our internal pages a litte, e.g. the lab manual.

What you can learn at the netstim

Nearly all of our research projects are tightly intertwined with building and maintaining the scientific open-source toolbox “Lead-DBS” ( Thus, we expect that each member of our lab contributes to Lead-DBS in some way. Contributions could be in form of code and code-development but also documentation, testing and teaching (e.g. in one of our Lead-DBS workshops). Thus, besides scientific work, the participation in an open-source software project is something you can experience here. Scientifically, projects focus on how focal stimulation of the brain result in distributed network changes throughout the brain and how such changes relate to behavioral, clinical and electrophysiological responses. To investigate these relationships, we often apply MRI based neuroimaging techniques (such as diffusion-weighted MRI based tractography, resting-state functional MRI, structural MRI and simulations). Why not browse to our research interests or previous publications to get a better picture?