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PhD student for anatomical and functional investigations of the CNS of zebrafish models for attention deficit / hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Over the last couple of decades the genetic basis for psychiatric diseases including attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has been partly uncovered, identifying several candidate genes associated with the disease. However, for the vast majority of the genetic variations it still remains enigmatic how and to which extent they contribute to the disease. In the current project, we will investigate the mechanistic role of a handful of top candidate genes correlating with ADHD endophenotypes.
 
We will apply gene loss-of-function approaches combined with behavioral phenotyping in zebrafish. Furthermore, any behavioral phenotypes will be correlated to biochemical and structural changes of the brain of juvenile and adult fish using HPLC and advanced light microscopy.
 
Applicants should have received a Master degree (or equivalent) in life sciences within the last six months. Previous training in neurobiology and/or experience with the zebrafish model is advantageous. To apply, please send a detailed CV, letter of motivation, copies of Bachelor/Masters certificate, a transcript of records as well as name and contact details of two reference persons as a single pdf-file to drepper_c@ukw.de or christina.lillesaar@biozentrum.uni-wuerzburg.de
 
The position is available at once.
 
Würzburg University prefers to balance the number of female and male employees. We therefore kindly ask qualified female candidates to apply. If qualified, handicapped applicants will be favored.
 

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How to apply:
To apply, please send a detailed CV, letter of motivation, copies of Bachelor/Masters certificate, a transcript of records as well as name and contact details of two reference persons as a single pdf-file to Drepper_C@ukw.de or christina.lillesaar@biozentrum.uni-wuerzburg.de
 
Send application to
Dr. Carsten Drepper, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy, University Hospital of Würzburg (Drepper_C@ukw.de)
and
Dr. Christina Lillesaar, Biocenter, Würzburg University (christina.lillesaar@biozentrum.uni-wuerzburg.de).

Job profile


Working hours
Full-Time
Contract duration
Temporary
Type of job
PhD Project
Work experience
job experience is not required
Region
Germany (Bayern)
Working place
97080 Würzburg
Area of expertise
Biology & Life Sciences, Pharmaceutics
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