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PhD Project on new optogenetic tools in the Gottschalk lab, Frankfurt, Germany

The Gottschalk lab at Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany, seeks a PhD student (for up to 3 years, with the option of extension, at 65% E13, TV-G-U), in a French-German collaborative project, to generate and establish novel optogenetic tools based on microbial rhodopsins, for manipulation of plasma and intracellular membrane ion fluxes with light. Tools will be tested in Caenorhabditis elegans, and the most promising proteins will be analyzed, in collaboration, by structural biology. Information about the Gottschalk lab can be found here (http://www.biochem.uni-frankfurt.de/index.php?id=8).

Prerequisites for the position are enthusiasm for basic research in cellular neurobiology, a pro-active style of working, and ability to think independently. A solid background in molecular and cellular neuroscience, as well as hands-on experience in molecular biology is expected. Ideally, you have previous experience in electrophysiology and in programming (Matlab, Mathematica or LabView). Experience in working with C. elegans is beneficial, but not a must. An MSc or Diploma in Neurobiology, Biology, Biochemistry or Molecular Biology is required.

Please send applications with the usual documents, a letter of motivation, and addresses of three references by e-mail, until February 1st 2016 to: a.gottschalk@em.uni-frankfurt.de
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Alexander Gottschalk
Buchmann Institute for Molecular Life Sciences
Goethe University
Max-von-Laue-Straße 15
D-60438 Frankfurt am Main
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Universitaere Forschung, Membran Proteomics, Neurobiologie, Modellsystem Caenorhabditis elegans, Acetylcholinrezeptor, Nikotinadaptation, Lichtgesteuerte Ionenkanäle, Synaptische Transmission

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