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PhD candidate / wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter(m/f/d) Section of Translational Neuroimmunology, Department of Neurology
Our interdisciplinary and active team is seeking to fill two positions with talented and highly motivated PhD candidates with special interest in super-resolution microscopy and/or electrophysiology.
The Section of Translational Neuroimmunology is currently established by the Schilling Foundation and Jena University Hospital and is further funded by the CRC/TR 166 ReceptorLight (DFG),
the BMBF, and the EU. Our special research interests are basic pathomechanisms of synaptic changes underlying autoimmune disorders of the central nervous system.
For analysis of immune-mediated changes of central synapses we are investigating interactions of pathogenic human antibodies with neuronal proteins or long-term effects of severe
systemic inflammation (sepsis) on neuronal networks. In these projects we apply super-resolution microscopy (e.g. dSTORM and structured illumination microscopy) and electrophysiological
analyses (e.g. patch-clamp and extracellular recordings). Projects include experiments in primary neurons and brain slices and may also extend to behavioral studies in different animal models.
We welcome applications from candidates fulfilling the following criteria:
Post-graduate candidates in neurosciences, biology or related natural sciences
Special interest in neurosciences and high-end microscopy and/or electrophysiology
Very good language proficiency in English
Candidates with a high level of motivation and enthusiasm and excellent communication and teamwork skills
Interested candidates should submit the following documents:
Cover letter describing your motivation to work with us
List of publications
Salary: according to TV-L Starting: April 2019 Term of employment: limited to 3 years
At the 25 institutes and 26 clinical centers of Jena University Hospital, the scientists and physicians work both in the fields of fundamental biomedical
research and in patient-related clinical research. There are two main aspects that make a university hospital different from non-university hospitals:
ambitious research on the highest level and top quality education of students.
We offer an outstanding interdisciplinary research environment as well as:
Excellent supervision and interaction in a young and motivated research team
"hot topic" in neurology and neuroscience
Multidisciplinary projects in the area of biology, medicine, neuroscience, physiology, optics, and immunology
State-of-the art instrumentation and modern workplaces of excellent quality
Opportunity for research on an innovative and worldwide unique research platform
A communicative atmosphere within a scientific network providing top-level research facilities
educational and other family related benefits
company pension scheme (VBL)
The place of work is Jena, Germany, a young and lively university town with dynamic business activities, successful scientific centers of innovation and a vibrant cultural scene around a university with a rich tradition
To apply, send your application letter, a detailed CV, if applicable publication list, contact details of at least 2 referees and list of grades. We look forward to receiving your application.