Postdoc Position at the University Medical Center Mainz

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Closing date: 31st March 2020

Sart date: 1st April 2020

Contract length: Two years 

Location: Mainz, Germany

The Position

The Institute of Pathophysiology of the University Medical Center Mainz is looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher. We investigate the physiology and molecular basis of neuronal communication. A major research focus is the analysis of the role of glutamate receptors in synaptic transmission and network activity (von Engelhardt et al., Science 2010, Khodosevich et al., Neuron 2014, Farrow et al., eLife 2015, Chen et al., Nature Communication 2018). To this end, we analyze different transgenic and knockout mouse lines using various state-of-the-art techniques including in vitro and in vivo electrophysiology, in vivo imaging, molecular biology, protein biochemistry. See also:

The lab offers an excellent infrastructure in a unique research environment in Mainz. This includes opportunities for collaborations with research groups of the FTN of the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz and the Rhine-Main Neuroscience Networks (rmn2).

The position is initially limited to 2 years with the possibility of extension and habilitation in physiology.

The Candidate

The candidate should have a degree in natural sciences and a strong background in neuroscience as well as related technical skills. Experience in molecular biology (cloning, Western blot, qPCR, in situ hybridization) is required. The successful candidate will investigate homeostatic changes in the expression of synaptic proteins in hippocampus and thalamus of mice in response to alterations in activity levels. Successful applicants will be involved in teaching (physiology for medical students, in German).

How to Apply

Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Applications should include a cover letter with a brief statement of research interests and a short CV. For applications or informal inquiries please contact Prof. von Engelhardt ([email protected]).

Please mention that you saw this job on Scientifica's website when applying.

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