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PhD Student (fgf morphogen gradients in the nervous system)

The Biotechnology Centre (BIOTEC) and the Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden - Cluster of Excellence (CRTD) are central research institutions of TU Dresden. Biologists, Chemists, Physisists and Bioinformaticians work together to solve questions in cutting-edge research. The Chair of Molecular Developmental Genetics (Herr Prof. Dr. Michael Brand) studies the mechanisms of tissue regeneration (brain and bone) in the model organisms zebrafish and mouse. In this context we are looking for a highly motivated and talented
 
PhD Student
(Subject to personal qualification employees are remunerated according to salary group E 13 TV-L)
 
to work in the topic “Fgf morphogen gradients in the nervous system”. The position starts at the earliest possible date and is initially limited until 31.03.2019 with the possibility of extension. The period of employment is governed by § 2 Fixed Term Research Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz - WissZeitVG). The position entails 65% of the fulltime weekly hours. The project is funded by an ERC advanced grant of the European Union (topic: control of brain regeneration). The position will give you an excellent chance for further academic qualification.
Tasks: independent design and performance of experiments in cell-, molecular-, neuro- and developmental biology, including single molecule measurements with fluorescence correlation spectroscopy (FCS) and their evaluation/analysis.
Requirements: We aim at attracting the best talents in the respective research fields and expect the following: an outstanding university degree (masters or equivalent) in Biology, Biotechnology or related field of science; profound experience in developmental biology, molecular and cell biology and with the model organism zebrafish and the following methods: confocal laser scan microscopy, fluorescence correlation spectroscopy, histology, identification of cell types, generation and use of genetically modified organisms and transgenic fish, regeneration models, immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization, qRT-PCR, tissue specific depletion of cells, flow cytometry and next generation sequencing. We work in an international team, thus excellent communication and social skills are essential, including fluency in English – written and oral.
For further information about the CRTD and BIOTEC and of the projects please refer to www.tu-dresden.de/exzellenz/exzellenzcluster/crtd/index_html, www.biotec.tu-dresden.de, Yu, Nature 2009; Ries, Nature Methods 2009; Nowak, Nature Cell Biology 2011; Kyritsis, Science, 2012; Gupta, PLoS ONe; Review: Boekel und Brand, Curr Opinion 2013.
Applications from women are particularly welcome. The same applies to people with disabilities.
Please send your electronic application quoting the reference number 254 as one pdf-file until 01.04.2016 (stamped arrival date of TU Dresden applies) to kristin.hopfe@biotec.tu-dresden.de (Please note: We are currently not able to receive electronically signed and encrypted data.) or alternatively to TU Dresden, BIOTEC, Professur für Molekulare Entwicklungsgenetik, Herrn Prof. Dr. Michael Brand, Fetscherstr. 105, 01307 Dresden. Please submit copies only, as your application will not be returned to you. Expenses incurred in attending interviews cannot be reimbursed.

Contact detail


How to apply:
mail or e-mail
Send application to
TU Dresden, BIOTEC, Professur für Molekulare Entwicklungsgenetik, Herrn Prof. Dr. Michael Brand, Fetscherstr. 105, 01307 Dresden or kristin.hopfe@biotec.tu-dresden.de

Job profile


Working hours
Part-Time
Contract duration
Temporary
Type of job
PhD Project
Work experience
job experience is not required
Region
Germany (Sachsen)
Working place
01069 Dresden
Area of expertise
Biology & Life Sciences, Biotechnology
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