We are looking for a highly motivated and dedicated PhD student in an EU H2020-funded cooperation project between AG Mergenthaler (Dept. of Experimental Neurology) and AG Stachelscheid (Centre for Therapeutic Research) to investigate mechanisms of cell death and cell survival in human nerve cells in human stem cell-based 2D and 3D models of the brain.
In this project, you will:
use human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSC) for the generation of 2D, 3D and organoid models of the brain
work with models of neuronal damage
perform multidimensional microscopy, high content microscopy and corresponding image / data analysis.
You have recently completed your university studies in life sciences, preferably with a focus on cell biology. Knowledge in dealing with primary cells or stem cells is an advantage, but not a prerequisite. You have knowledge of cell biological, molecular biological and biochemical standard techniques. You are interested and willing to familiarize yourself with the methods of automated microscopy (high content analysis) and multidimensional image and data analysis, as well as with basic research in the clinical neurosciences. An independent way of working, exact documentation of all work steps, willingness to establish new techniques and to prepare data analyses independently, as well as a very good knowledge of English are required.
How to apply:
Candidates are expected show a good level of independence. Exact documentation of all work, motivation to establish new techniques, prepare data analyses, project reports and manuscripts independently, very good knowledge of the English language, and excellent computer skills are expected.
Please include a cover letter describing your past research experience and potential future research interests.
Please send your application documents by email in PDF format. Contact details are available in the original job posting.