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Ph.D. Student in Regensburg/Germany

11 August 2020

Ph.D. Student in Regensburg/Germany

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Project: “Neurobiological basis of maternal neglect in lactating rats”
In order to become maternal, the mother’s brain undergoes remarkable physiological and behavioural changes in the peripartum period to meet the demands of the offspring. However, any dysregulations in those adaptations can lead to severe outcomes, e.g., postnatal depression or maternal neglect. Therefore, elucidating the underlying neural systems is essential to understand and, consequently, develop strategies against the psychiatric consequences of these events. We aim to reach that goal by using such techniques as various behavioural tests, micro-/retrodialysis, osmotic minipumps, viral vector-mediated gene transfer, in situ hybridisation, receptor autoradiography, blood sampling.
Start of funding on November 1st, 2020. Position for an extremely motivated and experienced PhD student is funded for up to three years, according to the German pay scale TV-L E13 (50%). The PhD student will be associated to the DFG graduate program “Neurobiology of emotion dysfunctions” GRK 2174 (

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3 years
University of Regensburg
Department of Behavioural and Molecular Neurobiology

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Oliver Bosch
AG Maternal
Department of Behavioural and Molecular Neurobiology
University of Regensburg
93053 Regensburg, Germany

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