Connecting European Neuroscience

Ph.D. Student in Innsbruck/Austria

28 August 2020

Ph.D. Student in Innsbruck/Austria

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A PhD studentship in Neuroscience is available in the laboratory of Associate Professor Ramon Tasan ( The position is funded for a period of 3 years and paid according to the salary category for doctoral candidates of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) (

The candidate must be highly motivated and have a strong interest in behavioral neuroscience. We are particularly interested in the role of neuropeptides in the interaction of survival circuits for hunger and fear. The project aims at investigating the role of the tachykinin neurokinin B (NKB) in the extended amygdala in emotional and metabolic processes. The candidate will be trained in stereotaxic surgery, design and generation of CRISPR/cas9-dependent AAV vectors as well as metabolic profiling and behavioral testing. The student will combine pharmacological, chemogenetic and optogenetic manipulation of dedicated neuronal subpopulations.
Students with a degree in neuroscience, biology, or medicine are encouraged to apply (MSc or MD degree). Ideally, the applicant has basic experience with some of the following methods: Microscopy, optogenetics, molecular biology, cell culture or viral vector-mediated gene modification. Critical thinking, flexibility, strong work ethic, and ability to work both independently and in constructive groups are mandatory.

We offer:
Salary according to the Austrian Science Fund (FWF): (
A 3 years contract with the possibility for an extension for one more year. A stimulating scientific environment and a friendly and supportive atmosphere.

To apply, please sent your motivation letter, CV, copies of your University degrees and reference letter as a single PDF file to:

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3 years
Medical University Innsbruck
Department of Pharmacology

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Ramon Osman Tasan
Medical University Innsbruck
Department of Pharmacology
Peter Mayr Str. 1a
6020 Innsbruck

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