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Doctoral candidate (PhD student) in Experimental Neuroscience, Luxembourg

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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 Experimental Neuroscience (m/f)

  • Fixed-term contract 3 years, 40h/week
  • Student status (start date: as soon as possible)
  • Ref.: I1R-NEU-PFN-13ENNE

Area:

Functional characterization of mitochondrial endophenotypes in stem-cell-derived models of Parkinson's disease

Your Role
  • generation/maintenance of induced pluripotent stem cell lines and subsequent differentiation into dopaminergic neuronal cells
  • application and establishment of functional assays on mitochondrial function and dynamics in different cellular models of Parkinson’s disease
  • application and development of dynamic readouts for lysosomal degradation pathways (autophagy)
  • pharmacological and genetic modulation of mitochondrial impairments
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 on molecular genetics, biochemistry and cell biology.
  • Expertise in the area of inducible pluripotent stem cell technology is of advantage.
  • Excellent communication skills are required.
  • Excellent working knowledge of English is required.

We offer
  • Fully funded position.
  • An 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 FACS assays, Seahorse technology and confocal microscopy including high content imaging and cellular in vivo imaging.
  • Numerous training opportunities in (molecular) biology, systems biology, and neurogenomics.
  • The University offers highly competitive salaries based on the candidate's experience and is an equal opportunity employer.
Further Information

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Rejko Krüger at rejko.krueger@uni.lu

Applications (in English) should contain the following documents:

  • A 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

 

Further Information

Application Deadline : 30 May 2015

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