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Ph.D. Student in Braunschweig/Germany

02 November 2018

Ph.D. Student in Braunschweig/Germany

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PhD position in Cellular Neuroscience at the TU Braunschweig.

In the department of Cellular Neurobiology at the Technical University Braunschweig a PhD position is available.
In this project we will determine the precise development of synaptic phenotypes in the hippocampus in a mouse model of the Fragile X syndrome (FXS). FXS is the leading monogenetic cause of cognitive impairment and autism. Patients show attention deficits and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) symptoms like stereotypic behavior and excessive adherence to patterns which can indeed be associated with perturbed hippocampal networks.

We offer a 65% PhD student position for three years (the position is paid according to the German pay scale TV-L13). The project will involve a broad spectrum of techniques ranging from electrophysiological recordings and high-resolution imaging to analysis of mouse behavior. The ideal candidate should have experiences with electrophysiology and a keen interest in investigation the structure-function-relationship of different hippocampal synapses to reveal underlying cellular mechanisms responsible for behavioral impairments in FXS.
The position will be appointed by the TU Braunschweig and is founded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft. The PhD student will be co-supervised by Prof. Dr. Martin Korte and Dr. Kristin Michaelsen-Preusse. Evaluation of candidates begins immediately. Candidates should send their application to (please include a motivation letter, CV, and 2 recommendation letters/or name of possible reviewers). After initial feed-back, candidates will be contacted for an informal interview and selected candidates will be invited to apply formally.

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Contract length:
3 years
Technical University Braunschweig, Zoological Institute
Cellular Neurobiology

Contact Information

Martin Korte
38106 Braunschweig

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