Connecting European Neuroscience

Ph.D. Student in Erlangen/Germany

19 May 2020

Ph.D. Student in Erlangen/Germany

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Ph.D. student positions in Neurobiology

RTG 2162 “Neurodevelopment and CNS vulnerability” - Erlangen

A PhD position is available in the laboratory of Prof. André Reis at the Institute of Human Genetics, University Clinic Erlangen.
Our laboratory focuses on the elucidation of genetic and epigenetic networks that are disrupted in human neurodevelopmental disorders such as intellectual disability and autism. The doctoral project aims to decipher the transcriptional networks controlling the development of interhemispheric connections and to understand how disease-linked genes disrupt these regulatory networks. The project combines single-cell RNA sequencing and bioinformatical analyses with molecular, cell biological and histological analyses of transgenic mouse models and involves a close collaboration with the research group of Prof. C. Lie at the Institute of Biochemistry of the FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg.
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, Genetics, Bioinformatics or Developmental Biology.

The doctoral researcher will be part of the DFG-Research Training Group 2162 “Neurodevelopment and CNS Vulnerability”, which provides a structured curriculum and a wide range of scientific and soft-skill training.

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

Starting date: June 2020 or later.

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Employment start date:
Contract length:
2 years, extension possible
University Clinic Erlangen, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg
Institute of Human Genetics

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Professor Dr. André Reis
Institute of Human Genetics
University Clinic Erlangen
Schwabachanlage 10
91054 Erlangen
+49 9131 85 22318

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