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Publish date: 93 / 12 / 18 | Rating: Article Rating

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PhD position in neuronal microRNA research : Marburg, Germany

The Schratt lab (http://www.bpc-marburg.de/synaptic-micrornas-schratt-lab-2/) is inviting applications for a PhD position starting on September 1, 2015. The successful candidate will work on a project to identify novel non-coding RNA mechanisms regulating microRNA function in neuronal dendrites. This will include the biochemical identification of candidate molecules from dendritic preparations using RNA deep sequencing, state-of-the art single molecule in situ hybridization combined with confocal microscopy as well as functional characterization of candidate RNAs using gain-and loss-of-function approaches in primary hippocampal neurons. The contract will be initially for two years, with a possibility for extension.

What we offer
- enrollment in the interdisciplinary BPC graduate program (http://www.bpc-marburg.de/about-us/)
- work in a young, international and well-funded research team 
- excellent infrastructure with state-of-the art facilities for microscopy and deep sequencing

What we expect: 
- Msc/Diploma in Neurobiology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or related areas
- Background in basic techniques used in molecular biology and biochemistry
- knowledge in RNA biochemistry, advanced microscopy and/or electrophysiology is advantageous, but not a must
- a strong interest in basic molecular neuroscience
- high motivation and the ability to work in a team

Please send your CV, your most recent certificates and a short letter of motivation electronically to Prof. Gerhard Schratt (schratt@staff.uni-marburg.de) until July 1, 2015, the latest….

Don't forget to mention Naturejobs when applying.

Job details

Employer:Philipps-Universität Marburg

Website:http://www.bpc-marburg.de/syn...

Location:Institute of Physiological Chemistry, Karl-von-Frisch Str. 1, 35032 Marburg, Marburg, Germany

Expires:May 03, 2015

Job type:PhD Studentship

Salary:Unspecified

Qualifications:Postgraduate - Master's degree

Employment type:Contract

Job hours:Full-time

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