Doktorandenstelle / PhD Student in Physiology/Pain/Ion channel research

Our group is interested in the physiological role of ion channels in the somatosensory system. The aim of the particular project is to better understand molecular details of painful cold sensing and cold allodynia as well as genetic susceptibility factors.

Activities and responsibilities

We are seeking a PhD student with expertise and interest in neuronal culture, immunohistochemistry, microscopy techniques, in vivo animal models, and behavioral pharmacology. Competence in electrophysiology and Patch Clamp is a plus.

The position is part of a DFG-funded project. All necessary equipment will be available including patch clamp setup, extracellular electrophysiology setups, cell culture, calcium imaging, in vivo behavioural tests. The Optical Imaging CEnter @ FAU provides acces to multiphoton, spinning disc and other microscopes.

Qualification profile

Successful applicants are highly motivated and comfortable in carrying out research both individually and in a team. Proficiency in English language is required; proficiency in German language would be a plus but is not necessary. Applicants should hold a Master's degree in Neuroscience, Physiology, or related life science field.

We offer

The position is available for 3 years, beginning June/July 2020, the salary level will be 65% E13 and depends on previous experience.

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Any inquiries or applications including CV, letter of motivation, two reference letters and Master's transcripts can be sent by email to:

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