Postdoctoral (100%)

    Universität Tübingen
    Biological sciences
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    28/02/2018 23:59 - Europe/Brussels
    Germany › Tuebingen

*Postdoctoral position available at the University of Tübingen – Hertie Institute for Clinical Brain Research and Institute of Physiology*

Pathophysiology of genetic epilepsies during brain development

We are looking for motivated and highly skilled postdoctoral (100%) candidates for the newly funded DFG Research Unit 2715 “Epileptogenesis of genetic epilepsies". We offer positions for 3 years, starting as soon as possible. Available positions specified in our advertisement for PhD candidates can be extended to Postdoctoral positions for appropriate Postdoc candidates.
Our research groups have a long-standing experience in studying genetic and pathophysiological mechanisms underlying neuronal hyperexcitability and network dysfunction. We identified and functionally characterized several new epilepsy genes on the single cell and network level (e.g. Schubert et al. Nat Genet 2014; Syrbe, Hedrich et al. Nat Genet 2015; Hedrich et al. J Neurosci 2014; Wolf et al. Brain 2017) and analysed in vivo physiological and pathological network oscillations (e.g. Adelsberger et al. Nat Neurosci 2005; Busche et al. Science 2008; Maier et al. Nat Med 2014).

*The Projects:*
The newly established Research Unit will focus on the mechanisms underlying epileptogenesis in genetic epilepsy syndromes. We seek to unravel (i) the genetic mechanisms of rare epileptic encephalopathies and common genetic generalized epilepsies, (ii) brain region‐specific epileptogenesis in conditional mouse models using specific viral activation, and (iii) specific mechanisms of epileptogenesis during brain development. We will utilize a variety of techniques including next generation sequencing, molecular biology, single cell and network electrophysiology, large scale and high resolution in vivo calcium imaging and EEG -recordings.

We are looking for highly motivated and qualified researchers interested in the mechanisms of genetic epilepsies. The positions require a PhD degree ideally with a focus on neuroscience. Skills electrophysiology (patch clamp, EEG recordings) and calcium imaging are highly encouraged. More details can be found under https://www.hih-tuebingen.de/forschung/neurologie-mit-schwerpunkt-epilep... and http://www.physiologie2.uni-tuebingen.de/?q=node/7. Women and people with disabilities are given preference for the same suitability.

*How to apply:*
The positions will be open until we find appropriate candidates. Please send your application including a letter of motivation, CV, list of publications, copies of certificates and the names of at least two references as a single pdf file to:

Prof. Dr. O. Garaschuk
Institute of Physiology
University of Tübingen
Keplerstr. 15,
72074 Tübingen, Germany
E-mail: olga.garaschuk@uni-tuebingen.de

Prof. Holger Lerche
Dept. Neurology and Epileptology
University of Tübingen
Hoppe-Seyler-Str. 3
D-72076 Tübingen, Germany
E-mail: dimitra.paralikidou@med.uni-tuebingen.de
(for extended PhD positions)

We offer remuneration in accordance with TV-L (collective wage agreement for the Public Service of the German Federal States) in addition to all the customary benefits granted to employees working in Public Services. Severely handicapped persons with equal qualifications are given preferential consideration. The University of Tübingen is anxious to increase its quota of female scientific staff, and therefore emphatically requests women to apply for this position. The Administration of the University Hospital is responsible for all employment matters. Personnel appointments will be made pursuant to the fundamental stipulations of the legal statutes for universities in Germany. Interview expenses are not covered.

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Postgraduate - Doctorate/PhD


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