Connecting European Neuroscience

Ph.D. Student in Regensburg/Germany

06 November 2019

Ph.D. Student in Regensburg/Germany

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We are offering a 36-months PhD position (E13/65%) in the research field of Neurobiochemistry of emotional behaviour. The topic combines state-of-the-art biochemical with neurobiological methods including behavioural monitoring in mice to investigate the role of selected epigenetic mechanisms, such as non-coding RNAs or RNA modifications, e.g., N6-methyladenosine (m6A), in neurons, which contribute to the etiology of psychiatric disorders. Specifically, the PhD student will study their role in social trauma-induced social fear, which is currently completely unknown. Therefore, we intend to reveal alterations in neuronal non-coding RNA expression and m6A level in response to acquisition and extinction of social fear in a novel mouse model of social fear conditioning.
As a PhD student, you will be well embedded in our international team of PhD students of our Graduate School “Neurobiology of Emotion Dysfunction” (GRK2174), which provides a unique interdisciplinary and translational research program, and an excellent research infrastructure. In addition to the scientific support, you will acquire all relevant soft skills essential to pursue a career in neuroscience, and participate in research seminars, journal clubs, annual weekend retreats, symposia, summer schools and scientific meetings. In addition, a 3 to 4-months research stay in a collaborative lab will be supported.
Candidates should have an excellent Master’s degree in a Life Science-related discipline. We are looking for a highly motivated team worker enthusiastic to join this innovative field at the edge of biochemistry and behavioural neuroscience.
The start of the program is between March 1st 2020 and May 2020. Please submit your applications until December 10th 2019 including CV, names/contact details of two referees, letter of motivation, summary of the Master thesis (max. 250 words), documents and certificates (like MSc certificate) and 2 reference letters.

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3 years
University of Regensburg
Biochemistry/Behavioural Neurobiology

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Barbara Di Benedetto
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Prof. Dr. Gunter Meister / Prof. Dr. Inga D. Neumann

Phone: +49-941-943-2847 or +49-941-943-3055

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+49-941-943-2847 or +49-941-943-3055

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