Job ID: 4435

Ph.D. Student in Essen/Germany

Position: Ph.D. Student

Deadline: 1 March 2021

Contract Length: 3 years

City: Essen

Country: Germany

Institution: University Duisburg-Essen

Department: Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism


Project Title: Hippocampal functions of thyroid hormone transporters

Our junior research group (PI: Dr Steffen Mayer) at the Department of Endocrinology at the University of Duisburg-Essen investigates the function of thyroid hormone transporters in different cell types of the CNS. Thereby, we focus on the impact of these transporters on neurogenesis both during development and in the adult hippocampus as well as the link to neurological disorders such as epilepsy.
For a new project that aims to unravel cell-autonomous and indirect functions of thyroid hormone transporters in the hippocampus, we are looking for a highly motivated PhD student with a Master degree (or equivalent) in Neuroscience, Molecular Life Science, Biochemistry, or a related area. The PhD student will analyse and compare global and cell-specific thyroid hormone transporter deficient mice using a wide array of imaging, gene expression, neurobehavioural and omics studies (see also: Mayerl et al, JCI, 2014; Mayerl et al, Stem cell reports, 2020). Previous experience with animal experiments is of advantage. Main language of the lab is English.
We offer a PhD position (German pay scale TV-L E13, 65%) for three years available at the next possible date. The position will be associated with the newly established DFG-funded Collaborative Research Centre/Transregio CRC/TR 296 “Local control of TH action” (LocoTact). The PhD student will be enrolled into the integrated graduate school (iRTG) that offers an excellent and highly interdisciplinary educational curriculum.
Deadline: 1 March 2021

For further information regarding the CRC/TR LocoTact, the graduate school, project and application procedure please visit:

Please send your application form, your CV and degree certificates as 1 pdf file to:

For further information please contact:
Dr. Steffen Mayerl


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