PhD Position at Ludwig Maximilians University

We have a variety of multiphoton imaging systems, electrophysiology rigs, manipulators and staging available at a reduced price. Find out more here.

Location: Munich, Germany

Start date: 01.01.2020 at earliest, but no later than 03.2020

The Position

We are looking for a PhD student, who is interested in investigating the role of ER stress and aberrant phase transitions in neurodegeneration in vivo. The project is part of a new Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action funded Innovative Training Network, which aims at translating fundamental principles of autophagy in human diseases. The network brings together leading experts in the field from academia and industry (22 participants, 12 countries in Europe). Besides complementary expertise the network provides a framework for training of students to provide them with a repertoire of transferrable skills for careers in academia and industry. The Liebscher lab is addressing circuit mechanisms underlying CNS disorders and their potential links to molecular changes, such as deficits in autophagy/secretion and aberrant phase transition. 

The Lab

We use cutting-edge in vivo imaging technology in behaving mice to study the structure and function of dedicated populations of neurons across different disease stages. The overall aim is to identify disturbed key regulatory elements that can subsequently be targeted to restore network function. The lab is well embedded in the excellent infrastructure at SyNergy and the LMU; we offer access to state-of-the-art technologies, well-equipped laboratories, a vibrant scientific exchange and passionate culture of co-operation. 

The Candidate

Candidates must have < 4 years research experience and must not hold a PhD. They must not have resided in the host country for more than 12 months in the 3 years prior to the appointment. Candidates should have a first-class Master’s Degree in a life science-related discipline or a MD, a background in proteomics, biochemistry, cell biology, neurobiology, physics or computational neuroscience, be highly motivated to work in a team and enthusiastic to join the exciting field of neurodegeneration. 

How to Apply

Applications (CV, names/contact details two referees, motivation letter) via email as single pdf to [email protected]

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