Job ID: 12452

Ph.D. Student in Erlangen/Germany

Position: Ph.D. Student

Deadline: 30 April 2021

City: Erlangen

Country: Germany

Institution: Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Department: Institute of Biochemistry


A PhD position in neuroscience is available in the laboratory of Prof. Chichung Lie at the Institute of Biochemistry FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg.
Our laboratory studies the regulatory mechanisms controlling the generation of neurons in health and disease using transgenic mouse models and human stem cell-based model systems. For this project, we are seeking a highly motivated student interested in investigating the molecular pathomechanisms in Sox11-linked Coffin-Siris-Syndrome, a complex neurodevelopmental disorder. In this highly collaborative project with the laboratories of Profs. Karow and Winner, we use Crispr/Cas9 modified human pluripotent stem cells to model the impact of Sox11 variants on the generation and function of distinct neuronal subtypes. State-of-the-art techniques in molecular biology, biochemistry and neurophysiology, including RNA-seq and multielectrode array recordings will be used.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, knowledge-driven student with a Master degree in Molecular Medicine, Biology or related fields. Candidates should have a strong background in Neurobiology or Developmental Biology.
The doctoral researcher will be part of the ForInter Research Consortium and there is the possibility for association with the DFG-Research Training Group 2162, which provides a structured curriculum and a wide range of scientific training opportunities.

How to Apply
A) Please submit as a single pdf file via email to
(1) Letter of motivation
(2) CV
(3) Transcript of Records
(4) Summary of Research Experience and Master Project
(5) List of publications

B) Two letters of reference to be sent directly by the referees to:; Subject: ForInter/YOUR NAME

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