Connecting European Neuroscience

Ph.D. Student in Magdeburg/Germany

31 July 2019

Ph.D. Student in Magdeburg/Germany

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A PhD student position (TV-L E13, 50%) is available at the Department of Zoology/Developmental Neurobiology, Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg.The overarching aim of our research is to unravel structural, molecular and behavioural parameters underlying stress vulnerability and stress resilience. In particular, we study a) translational animal models to elucidate, neuroanatomical, neurochemical and epigenetic mechanisms underlying affective disorders such as ADHD, PTSD, autism and depression, and b) postmortem brain and peripheral tissue from psychiatry patients suffering from major depressive disorders. We combine neuroanatomical, functional imaging and behavioral approaches with epigenetic analyses.
The highly motivated and ambitious applicant should have a diploma or master degree in biochemistry, biology or molecular biology with solid expertise in one or more of the following techniques: Chromatin Immunoprecipitation (ChIP), DNA-methylation assays, RT-PCR, Western-Blot, immunohistochemistry, behavioural analysis.
Our institute is part of the “Center for Brain and Behavioral Sciences” (CBBS) and we offer excellent working conditions in an open, international and challenging environment in the field of neurobiology, psychiatry and neurology. The position is available for a 2 years period, with the option of extension.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Submit your application by e-mail: i) a cover letter explaining the motivation for your application, your methodological expertise and research interests, ii) full curriculum vitae and iii) contacts of at least two referees, all documents formatted as a single PDF file.

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2 years with option for extension
Otto von Guericke University
Institute of Biology

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Jörg Bock
Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg,
Institute of Biology,
Leipziger Str. 44,
39120 Magdeburg

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