PhD Position in Retina Research

 LMU  München
The group “Retinal Plasticity” offers a PhD position at the LMU, Germany. A major focus of the group is retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a retinal degenerative disease and the most common cause of hereditary blindness.  We study retinal remodeling in health and disease, using a combination of immunohistochemical, electrophysiological and behavioral approaches. The PhD candidate will analyze the structural and functional remodeling in RP retinas. The project will involve large scale quantifications to identify candidate disease proteins and design of vision rescue strategies. The project requires interest in retinal degeneration and computation, expertise in the analysis of mouse models and passion for scientific work. Our research group is part of the strong and lively neuroscience research community of Munich, including the university, several Max Planck Institutes, and the Helmholtz Center.

Activities and responsibilities

  • Analysis of structural and functional remodeling in RP retinas
  • Use of high-throughput technologies to identify proteins underlying retinal disease
  • Designing vision rescue strategies

Qualification profile

  • MSc degree in biology, chemistry, pharmaceutical sciences or equivalent
  • Background in electrophysiology and computation
  • Expertise in the analysis of mouse models
  • Interest in retinal degeneration and remodeling
  • Proficient in written and spoken English

Send application to

I am looking forward to receiving your application:

Dr. Susanne Koch
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Department of Physiological Genomics
BioMedical Center - BMC
Großhaderner Str. 9
82152 Planegg-Martinsried

While applying for the job please refer to jobvector and use the following reference number: sk-20190712

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