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Doctoral candidate (PhD student) in Molecular and Functional Neurobiology

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The University of Luxembourg has the following vacancy in the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB):
 
Doctoral candidate (PhD student) in Molecular and Functional Neurobiology (m/f)
 
  • 14 month initial contract, extendable to 36 month, full-time (40h/week)
  • Student status (start date: as soon as possible)
  • Ref.: I1R-MFN-PFN-15MIPD
     
    Research area:
    Investigation of the involvement of the mitochondrial genome in the pathogenesis of idiopathic Parkinson's disease using stem cell-derived cellular models
     
    Your tasks/mission:
  • Generation/maintenance of induced pluripotent stem cells and subsequent differentiation into dopaminergic neurons
  • Establishment and application of assays to assess mitochondrial DNA integrity, respiratory chainfunction and mitochondrial dynamics
  • Use of single-cell analysis approaches
  • Application and development of quantitative microscopy imaging techniques
     
Your profile:  
  • A Master degree or equivalent in Biology, Neuroscience, Biochemistry, or related discipline
  • Strong interest in interdisciplinary research and cellular models of neurodegeneration
  • Profound knowledge of molecular genetics, biochemistry and cell biology
  • Expertise with inducible pluripotent stem cell technology desirable
  • Excellent communication, team-working and interpersonal skills
  • Enthusiasm and great commitment to research
  • Very good command of the English language
 
We offer:
  • Fully funded position
  • Exciting international research environment
  • Opportunity to participate in the development of the LCSB
  • Travel opportunities for training and meeting with our collaborators
  • In-depth training in cutting-edge techniques including laser capture microdissection, Seahorse technology and confocal microscopy including cellular in vivo imaging
  • Numerous training opportunities in (molecular) biology, systems biology, and neurogenetics
  • The University of Luxembourg offers highly competitive salaries based on the candidate's experience and is an equal opportunity employer
 
For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Anne Grünewald at anne.gruenewald@uni.lu
 
Applications (in English) should contain the following documents:
  • Detailed Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter mentioning the reference number
  • List of publications (if any)
  • Description of past research experience and future interests
  • Name and addresses of three referees
     
     
    Please apply online until 12th March 2016 via the following link:  http://emea3.mrted.ly/ycsu
     
 
 

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Please apply online until 12th March 2016 via the following link:  http://emea3.mrted.ly/ycsu
 
Kontakt für Bewerbungen
Anne Grünewald

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Region
Luxemburg
Arbeitsort
4365 Luxembourg
Fachgebiet
Biologie & Life Sciences