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Ph.D. Student in Mainz/Germany

28 November 2019

Ph.D. Student in Mainz/Germany

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PhD student (f/m) – Neuroscience - (FTN Stipend)

For the research group of the Institute of Pathophysiology, headed by Prof. Dr. Jakob von Engelhardt, we are looking for a PhD student.
Our group investigates the physiology and the molecular basis of neuronal communication. In a new project, we will study the neuronal dysfunctions underling the juvenile Neuronal Ceroid-Lipofuscinosis (JNCL, aka Batten disease). The Batten disease is a severe, recessive neurodegenerative disease affecting young children leading to visual deterioration, cognitive decline, seizures, motor deficits and death in the third to fourth decade of life.
We plan to analyze a knockout mouse line with various state-of-the-art techniques including in vitro and in vivo electrophysiology, molecular biology, protein biochemistry and microscopy.
The project is funded by the NCL-Stiftung and the candidate will receive a FTN-scholarship and will be enrolled in of the Mainz Research School of Translational Biomedicine (TransMed).
The lab offers an excellent infrastructure in a unique research environment in Mainz. This includes opportunities for collaborations with research groups of the Focus Program Translational Neurosciences (FTN) of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and the Rhine-Main Neuroscience Networks (rmn2).
The candidate should a hold a master’s degree in natural sciences. A strong background in neuroscience would be a plus.

The position will begin as soon as possible and lasts for a three-year period with the possibility of extension.
Interested candidates should send their applications including a CV, a letter stating research interests and the names and contact information of two references to: Prof. Dr. Jakob von Engelhardt

Job Information

Contract length:
3 years initially
University Medical Center Johannes Gutenberg-University of Mainz
Institute of Pathophysiology

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Benedikt Grünewald
Duesbergweg 6, 2 OG, Universitäts-Campus

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