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Ph.D. Student in Innsbruck/Austria

07 March 2018

Ph.D. Student in Innsbruck/Austria

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A Ph.D. position in the field of ‘Opioid Pharmacology and Pain Research’ is available at the University of Innsbruck.

Applications are invited from EU nationals to join the Opioid Research Group at the University of Innsbruck, Institute of Pharmacy. The Opioid Research Group is involved in translational research in the fields of opioid pharmacology and opioid drug development. We are looking for highly motivated Ph.D. students with strong interest in Neuropharmacology. The successful applicants will study new peptide and non-peptide ligand-opioid receptor interactions, signaling, in vitro and in vivo functional activities, antinociceptive and side effects of new opioid ligands in mouse models. The project is highly multidisciplinary and combines molecular, biochemical and pharmacological in vitro methods and in vivo behavioral assays.

The Ph.D. position is funded for 2.5 years. The successful candidates will enroll in the “Pharmaceutical Sciences” Ph.D. program at the University of Innsbruck. The working language is English. The Institute of Pharmacy is located in Innsbruck, in the Tirolian Alps, that besides a scientifically active environment offers excellent opportunities for cultural and sport activities.

Candidates profile: Master degree or equivalent in Pharmacy, Biology or a related discipline. Practical experience with cell culture and biochemical techniques is of advantage. Experience in animal work is welcome, but willingness to work with animals is essential. Excellent knowledge in written and spoken English is required.

Please submit your application, including CV, information on previous research experience and technical skills, certificates of your Masters’ degree, and names of two contact persons per e-mail to:

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University of Innsbruck
Institute of Pharmacy

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Mariana Spetea
University of Innsbruck,
Institute of Pharmacy,
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry,
Innrain 80-82,
6020 Innsbruck, Austria
+43-512-507 58277

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