Connecting European Neuroscience

Ph.D. Student in Erlangen/Germany

19 May 2020

Ph.D. Student in Erlangen/Germany

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PhD Student position in neural stem cell and neuronal ageing.

Our research group studies the cellular and molecular mechanisms controlling the generation of neurons from stem cells in the adult mammalian brain using state of the art methods in molecular biology, biochemistry and mouse genetics.

The doctoral project builds on our recently published work (Beckervordersandforth et al., Neuron, 2017 and Schäffner et al., Neuron, 2018) and focuses on the role of autophagy and lysosome function in ageing associated stem cell und neuronal dysfunction.

We are looking for a highly motivated student with a Diploma/Master degree in Molecular Medicine, Biology or related fields. Candidates should have a strong background in Neurobiology, Cell Biology or Molecular Biology.

The doctoral researcher will have the opportunity to enroll in the local graduate school Life@fau and to be associated with the DFG-Research Training Group 2162 “Neurodevelopment and CNS Vulnerability”, which provide a wide range of scientific and soft-skill training.

For applications please submit CV, transcript of records, references, and a research statement as a single pdf via email to

Starting date: June 2020 or later.

For further information please contact Chichung Lie (Ph: +49 9131 85 24622) or and visit our website

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Employment start date:
Contract length:
2.5 years, extension possible
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Institute of Biochemistry

Contact Information

Professor Dr. Chichung Lie
Institute of Biochemistry,
Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg,
Fahrstrasse 17,
91054 Erlangen
+49 9131 85 24622

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