Connecting European Neuroscience

Ph.D. Student in Braunschweig/Germany

11 October 2019

Ph.D. Student in Braunschweig/Germany

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Task: In the PhD project the candidate will analyze zebrafish mutants in Ca2+-signaling known to result in Spinocerebellar Ataxia in humans – a neurodegenerative disease caused by the degeneration of PCs followed by cerebellum atrophy. This analysis will involve in vivo Ca2+-recording, optogenetic analysis, behavioral characterization, high-resolution imaging for PC 3D-reconstruction, generation of transgenics and qualitative and quantitative analysis of molecular Ca2+-signaling cascades in vivo.
We are looking for: Applicants who are enthusiastic about working in an interdisciplinary and challenging research area and who should be excited about solving a fundamental mechanism of brain differentiation using a broad spectrum of techniques and methods. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in molecular biology, cell biology, genetics and neuroscience. Obtained experience with fish as model organism would be highly appreciated but is not necessary. A master degree in biology or related fields is required. We are: a young and motivated international team equipped with state of the art imaging (Leica SP8 with resonance scanner and light sheet, Zeiss Airyscan), behavioral setups, molecular biology facilities, 3D printers and animal facilities. We offer access to a combination of modern technologies in genetics, developmental biology, behavior, cell physiology and in the vividly expanding field of intravital imaging to study cells in their natural environment.

The position is part-time suitable, but should be occupied 100%.
Payment is made according to task assignment and fulfillment of personal requirements to salary group EG 13 TV-L, 65% (approximately: 2.000 €/month netto). International applicants may have to successfully complete a visa process before hiring can take place. Both applications from international scientists and from female candidates are welcome. Candidates with handicaps will be preferred if equally qualified. Please enclose a proof.

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Contract length:
36 Months
TU Braunschweig/Zoological Institute
Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology

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Prof. Reinhard Köster, Dr. Kazuhiko Namikawa
Technische Universität Braunschweig
Zoological institute/Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
Spielmannstraße 7
38106 Braunschweig

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