Connecting European Neuroscience

Ph.D. Student in Magdeburg/Germany

19 May 2020

Ph.D. Student in Magdeburg/Germany

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2 PhD positions in a DFG-funded project, salary TV-L E13 65%.
We are seeking talented, highly motivated and ambitious PhD candidates (f/m/d) with experience in one or several of the following methods: Chromatin Immunoprecipitation (ChIP), DNA-methylation assays, RT-PCR, Western-Blot, immunohistochemistry/confocal microscopy, behavioral profiling.
The aim of the project is to unravel epigenetic mechanisms underlying stress vulnerability, resilience and the transgenerational transmission of early life trauma in an animal model. Our research focus is on histone modifications and DNA-methylation, affecting gene expression in developing neurons in the prefrontal cortex, hippocampus and hypothalamus. The candidates will join a dynamic international team with multiple collaborations with clinical research teams.
Conditions of employment: university degree (Master/Diploma) in biology, neuroscience, biochemistry, psychology or related.
We expect: high motivation, efficacy, excellent organizational and communication skills; team player and independent, scientific thinker, high motivation to participate in interdisciplinary collaborative projects; to publish in international, peer reviewed journals; advanced to proficient level of English language.
For further details about this position please contact: Prof. Katharina Braun: or Prof. Jörg Bock:
Applications from disabled persons will be given priority in the case of equal suitability, ability and professional expertise. The Otto von Guericke University aims to increase the proportion of women researchers and specifically encourages women to apply.
Only full applications in English or German language can be considered (CV, letter stating research interests, certificates of university degrees, contact information of 2 references). Applications should be sent as a single pdf file. Please note that only selected applicants will be contacted.

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3 years
Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg
Institute of Biology, Dept. Zoology/Developmental Neurobiology

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Jörg Bock
Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg, PG Epigenetics and Structural Plasticity, Leipziger Str. 44, 39120 Magdeburg, Germany

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