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  PhD Position (part-time position) in the Dynamics of the Presynaptic NanoArchitecture as the basis of rapid information storage and behavior in neuronal circuits


   University Hospital Bonn

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  Prof Susanne Schoch, Prof D Dietrich  No more applications being accepted  Funded PhD Project (Students Worldwide)

About the Project

The University Hospital Bonn (UKB) is a maximum care hospital with more than 1,300 beds. Our more than 9,000 employees take on tasks in research, teaching and patient care as well as in public health at the highest level. In the science ranking (LOMV) and in the economic result, the UKB is number 1 of the university hospitals in NRW and in 2021 had the third highest case mix index of the university hospitals in Germany.

PhD Position (part-time position) in the Dynamics of the Presynaptic NanoArchitecture as the basis of rapid information storage and behavior in neuronal circuits are available in the Team of Synaptic Neuroscience, University of Bonn Medical School, Germany.

The PhD position are within the frame of two joint DFG and iBehave funded research projects between the research group “Synaptic plasticity in health and disease” (Prof. Dr. S. Schoch) and the “Synaptic Neurobiology” research group (Prof. Dr. D. Dietrich).

The focus of the project is the characterization of mechanisms underlying the regulation of presynaptic plasticity under normal and pathological conditions (Müller et al., Cell Reports, 2022). This research is based on a wide array of methods including in vitro (primary cell culture) and animal model (knock-out, viral transgenic) approaches, cell biological, molecular, biochemical, histological as well as advanced imaging techniques (time-lapse live cell, two-photon tissue and in vivo, dSTORM super-resolution microscopy).

The ideal candidate will be an ambitious, highly motivated, team-oriented graduate student with a strong interest in neurobiology. Prior research experience with animal experimentation, microscopy, or electrophysiology techniques is advantageous. Candidates should hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in Neuroscience, Biological Science, Chemistry or Pharmacy. Candidates should also demonstrate aptitude in written and spoken English.

Interested candidates should send curriculum vitae, letter of motivation indicating starting date, short description of past lab experience, copies of university degree(s) with academic records, contact information and at least two reference letters (or the referee’s contact info) as a single PDF file.

Salary will be according to the German salary scale TV-L EG13 (65%). The position is initially limited to three years due the project. The University Bonn is a provider of equal opportunity in compliance with the German disability laws. Women and in particular individuals with disability are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • Responsible and versatile: a job with a lot of creative freedom in a collegial team
  • Flexible for families: flexible working time models, the option of a place in the company day-care center and offers for those returning from parental leave
  • Provision for later: company pension scheme
  • Clever to work: Possibility of an interest-free loan to buy an e-bike
  • Tailor-made education: Subsidized further education and training
  • Systematic start: Structured induction
  • Healthy at work: Numerous health promotion offers, free membership in UKBfit
  • Employer benefits: preferential offers for employees (corporate benefits)

Questions concerning the projects can be addressed to Prof. Dr. S. Schoch ([Email Address Removed]) or Prof. Dr. D. Dietrich ([Email Address Removed]). Applications by email only can be sent until 05th of March to [Email Address Removed].

Prof. Dr. Susanne Schoch

Prof. Dr. D. Dietrich

Institute of Neuropathology

Dept. of Neurosurgery

University Bonn Medical School

Venusberg Campus 1

53127 Bonn

Tel.: 0228-287-19366

E-Mail: [Email Address Removed]

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