PhD student position (m,f,d) “Glutamate Receptor Function and Pharmacology“Ruhr-Universität Bochum • Cellular Neurobiology • Bochum

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November 21, 2022
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Time Span as soon as possible for 3 years Application Deadline 21 Nov 2022 Financing yes Type of Position

  • PhD - Individual Supervisor
  • Field of Research

  • Mathematics / Natural Sciences
  • Subjects Neurobiology Description The Ruhr-Universität Bochum is one of Germany's leading research universities, addressing the whole range of academic disciplines. A highly dynamic setting enables researchers and students to work across the traditional boundaries of academic subjects and faculties. To create knowledge networks within and beyond the university is RUB's declared aim.

    The research group Cellular Neurobiology at the Faculty of Biology and Biotechnology, Ruhr-Universität Bochum is seeking to fill a

    PhD student position (m,f,d) for studying “Glutamate Receptor Function and Pharmacology“ (3 years, TV-L E13, 50%).

    Position We are looking for a motivated coworker, who is interested in pursuing experimental studies in the area of receptor physiology/pharmacology. The aim of the project will be to study the formation and function of heteromeric glutamate receptors, which play a key role for synaptic transmission in the central nervous system (cf. Reiner & Levitz, Neuron 2018; Pollok & Reiner, PNAS 2020; Selvakumar et al., Cell Rep 2021; Herbrechter et al., Cell Mol Life Sci 2021). The main techniques used will be patch-clamp electrophysiology, modern imaging approaches and tailored, chemo-optogenetic methods. Besides biochemical and physiological state-of-the-art methods local and international collaboration partners are available to support the project thus offering excellent perspectives for your scientific development. A better understanding of heteromeric glutamate receptors will allow to better assess their involvement in pathological processes (cf. DFG FOR2795: Synapses under Stress) and to decipher mechanisms of drug action.

    Your profile Required is an excellent university degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Medicine, Biophysics, or a related discipline. Further mandatory skills are a very high motivation to engage in independent scientific research, the ability to work in a team, and very good English skills. Candidates should also have experience in the areas of molecular biology/neurobiology and fluorescence microscopy or electrophysiology.

    We offer - Open work atmosphere and employment at one of the largest German universities; part of the University Alliance Ruhr. - Salary and social benefits according to German/NRW TV-L E13/50%. The contract is initially limited to 3 years.

    Further information - The position will be associated with teaching obligations (§3 Lehrverpflichtungsverordnung NRW). - Travel expenses for interviews cannot be refunded. - The Ruhr-Universität Bochum stands for diversity and equal opportunities. For this reason, we favour a working environment composed of heterogeneous teams, and seek to promote the careers of individuals who are underrepresented in our respective professional areas. The Ruhr-Universität Bochum expressly requests job applications from women. In areas in which they are underrepresented they will be given preference in the case of equivalent qualifications with male candidates. Applications from individuals with disabilities are most welcome.

    Contact – Prof. Dr. Andreas Reiner In case you are interested to join our team, we kindly ask you to send us your detailed motivation letter, CV, transcripts and the contact details of two referees, who are willing to provide a reference letter, as a single PDF file by Nov 21, 2022 (position ANR1177) to andreas.reiner@rub.de

    The full advertisement can be found here: https: // www. ruhr-uni- bochum.de/cellneuro/positions.html.

    Working Language

  • English
  • German
  • Language of Dissertation

  • English
  • German
  • Required Documents

  • CV
  • Reports, certificates
  • Transcripts
  • Letter of Motivation
  • Others : Contact details of two referees
  • More Information https: // www. ruhr-uni- bochum.de/cellneuro/positions/ANR1177.pdf

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