Job ID: 5380

Ph.D. Student in Goettingen/Germany

Position: Ph.D. Student

Deadline: 28 February 2021

Employment Start Date: 1 March 2021

Contract Length: 3 years (with possibility of extension)

City: Goettingen

Country: Germany

Institution: University Medical Center Goettingen

Department: Neuro- and Sensory Physiology


Analysis of Mitochondrial Function and Redox-Imbalance in Rett Syndrome.

A PhD student position is available at the Institute of Neuro- and Sensory Physiology of the University Medical Center Göttingen. The DFG-funded project focuses on the oxidative stress and the mitochondrial dysfunction that are associated with the neurodevelopmental disorder Rett Syndrome. In Rett syndrome mouse models, quantitative redox imaging, biochemical assays as well as mouse phenotyping will be used to define the extent of alterations in mitochondrial function and cellular redox conditions in correlation to disease severity and disease progression.

We are seeking a highly motivated, talented young scientist, who is able to work in a team as well as independently, and who has very good English language skills. Requirements are an MSc degree in either biochemistry, molecular biology, biophysics or the neurosciences as well as solid experience with either fluorescence microscopy, 2-photon imaging or functional mitochondrial analyzes.

The position is available immediately and will be offered for a fixed-term of 3 years (with the possibility of extension). Salary is based on the German pay scale for the public sector (E13 TV-L, 65%).

The University Medical Center Göttingen would like to increase the proportion of women in areas in which they are underrepresented. Applications from women are particularly welcome and will be treated with priority if they have the same qualifications and as long as there are no clear reasons, which make a fellow applicant more suitable. Severely disabled applicants with the same qualifications will be considered with preference.

Application deadline is February 28, 2021.

Please send your applications consisting of the usual documents (motivational letter, CV, statement of research experience, MSc diploma certificate as well as transcript of records, along with contact details of 2 references) to Prof. Dr. Michael Müller.


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