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Ph.D. Student in Bonn/Germany

08 October 2019

Ph.D. Student in Bonn/Germany

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A PhD Position in Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Synaptopathies/cerebellar motor dysfunction is available at the Institute of Neuropathology, University Bonn Medical School, Germany.

The PhD position in within the frame of a joint DFG-funded research project between the research group “Synaptic plasticity in health and disease” (Prof. Dr. S. Schoch) and the “Synaptic Neurobiology” research group (Prof. Dr. D. Dietrich, Dept. of Neurosurgery).

The focus of the project is the characterization of the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying an episodic motor impairment/ataxia/dystonia exhibited by RIM4 knockout mice. This research is based on a wide array of methods including in vitro (primary cell culture) and animal model (knock-out, viral transgenic) approaches, cell biological, molecular, biochemical, histological as well as imaging techniques (time-lapse, two-photon).

The ideal candidate will be an ambitious, highly motivated, team-oriented graduate student with a strong interest in neurobiology. Prior research experience with animal experimentation, microscopy, or electrophysiology techniques is advantageous. Candidates should hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in Neuroscience, Biological Science, Biomedical Engineering, or a related field. Candidates should also demonstrate aptitude in written and spoken English.

Interested candidates should send curriculum vitae, letter of motivation indicating starting date, short description of past lab experience, copies of university degree(s) with academic records, contact information and at least two reference letters (or the referee’s contact info) as a single PDF file.

We only consider candidates with whom we have the possibility to conduct a personalinterview.

Questions concerning the projects can be addressed to Prof. Dr. S. Schoch or Prof. Dr. D. Dietrich. Applications by email only can be sent to

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University of Bonn
Institute of Neuropathology / Dept. of Neurosurgery

Contact Information

Prof. Dr. Susanne Schoch
Prof. Dr. Susanne Schoch
Prof. Dr. D. Dietrich
Institute of Neuropathology
Dept. of Neurosurgery
University Bonn Medical School
Venusberg Campus 1
53127 Bonn
Tel.: +49-228-287-19366
Tel.: +49-228-287-19366

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