PhD student (m/f/d) Molecular Psychiatry • Universitätsmedizin Göttingen • Göttingen.

Open Positions 1
Time Span as soon as possible for 3 years
Application Deadline 15 Mar 2021
Financing yes
Type of Position
  • PhD – Doctoral Programme
Field of Research
  • Medicine
Subjects Molecular Psychiatry
Description The University Medical Center Göttingen is a tertiary care center and offers great development potential. Its 7,900 employees work in over 65 departments and facilities to provide top-quality patient care, excellent research and modern teaching. Göttingen, ìCity of Science, located near the center of Germany, the University Medical Center Göttingen is embedded in the city’s attractive network of scientific research facilities.

Increasing evidence suggests that neuroinflammation plays a crucial role in the pathophysiological changes underlying Alzheimer’s disease (AD). A position is currently available to study the role of STAT (signal transducer and activator of transcription) proteins in AD-associated neuroinflammation in transgenic mouse models. STAT proteins are potent regulators of inflammatory gene expression and play a central role in the regulation of inflammatory responses. The candidate will use different STAT1 mutant and conditional knock-out mouse models to elucidate the function of STAT1 especially in microglial cells.
The position is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), offers a TV-L E13 (65%) salary and is available for 3 years.

Our research methods combine:
* In vivo behavioral studies
* Histological techniques such as micro- and cryotomy, immunohistochemistry and light- and fluorescence microscopy
* A variety of protein biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology techniques such as qPCR, immunoblotting, ELISAs etc.

The successful candidate will hold a qualified diploma or M.Sc. in biology, biochemistry or related fields, with a strong background in neuroscience or related topics and is experienced in molecular biology and cell biology techniques. The ideal candidate is proficient in working with engineered mouse models (FELASA B qualification or equivalent).

We offer a PhD position with salary according to TV-L E13 (65%). The candidate will be working in an in innovative, well-equipped and scientifically stimulating environment and will be involved in a graduate PhD program at the University of Göttingen (such as Göttingen Graduate Center for Neurosciences, Biophysics, and molecular Biosciences GGNB).

Women are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants with disabilities and equal qualifications will be given preferential treatment.

We look forward to receiving your application by 15.03.2021:

University Medical Center Göttingen
Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Prof. Dr. Oliver Wirths
Von-Siebold-Str. 5
37075 Göttingen
Tel.: 0551/39-65669
Contact person: Prof. Dr. Oliver Wirths

Please send your application only via e-mail as a PDF-file.

Travel and application fees cannot be refunded or transferred.

Working Language
  • English
  • German
Language of Dissertation
  • English
  • German
Required Documents
  • CV
  • Reports, certificates
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