PhD position available!

PhD position in Molecular Neuroscience in Erlangen

We are looking for a highly motivated student with strong background in molecular and cellular neuroscience or related field interested in crosstalk between environmental and intrinsic control of adult neurogenesis and role of this process in human depression. The project will use a broad spectrum of methods ranging from biochemical and molecular techniques, -omics approaches, mouse genetics, behavioural analysis, neurophysiology, and super-resolution and live imaging in neuronal cells.

The doctoral student will be integrated into the DFG-funded Research Training Group 2162 (GRK2162) “Neurodevelopment and CNS Vulnerability”. The GRK2162 offers:

  • a 3-year structured PhD program with interdisciplinary thesis research,
  • a vibrant, collaborative scientific environment,
  • supervision and mentorship by a team of internationally renowned experts,
  • State-of-the-art research facilities and
  • advanced training opportunities (scientific, skills, career) in English.

Who we look for:

You are highly motivated, with excellent M.Sc. or equivalent degree in biology or related areas. A previous experience in field of cellular or molecular neuroscience is an advantage. A strong dedication to basic and translational research, willingness to contribute to the development of your PhD project by own ideas and readiness to take over responsibilities within an interdisciplinary team are absolute must.

How to apply:

Please submit applications via email as a single file containing:

(1) Letter of motivation

(2) Curriculum vitae

(3) Transcript of Records

(4) Summary of Research Experience and Master Project

(5) List of publications

(6) Two letters of reference

Application closing date: 30th November 2021

Start date: Spring / Early summer 2022 or upon agreement

For further information please contact Anna Fejtova (+49 9131 8546155) or Anna.Fejtova@uk-erlangen.de .

We are always open to supervise MD, Master and Bachelor thesis in Molecular and Cellular Neuroscinece. The lab is interested in molecular and cellular  mechanisms that control plasticity of neurotransmitter release and presynapse-to-nucleus signalling and their role in normal brain function and in disease . For our research, we use a broad spectrum of methods ranging from biochemical and molecular techniques, mouse genetics, behavioural analysis, -omics approaches, neurophysiology, and super-resolution and live imaging in neurons.

For more Information on lab openings and open topics contact:

Prof. Anna Fejtova
Division of Molecular Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
University Hospital Erlangen
Schwabachanlage 6
91054 Erlangen

Anna.Fejtova at uk-erlangen.de

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