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PhD position at the Roselli Lab at Department of Neurology-Ulm University

A graduate student position is available at the Roselli lab (Systems Neurology Laboratory, led by Francesco Roselli, MD PhD) at the Department of Neurology-Ulm University.

We are looking for a motivated candidate with interest in the fields of neurobiology and neurodegeneration. The position is funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG) for 3 years (with potential for renewal) at the 65%E13 salary scale (DFG rates). The project the student is anticipated to follow involves the study of the role of activity-regulated transcription factors in establishing the vulnerability of motoneurons in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). This topic will be investigated using multiple ALS mouse models, mouse genetic including knock-out and conditional knock-out lines, laser microdissection capture, transcriptomics, viral vectors, chemogenetics, spinal cord surgery, mouse behaviour and neurological assessment.

We are looking for a candidate with previous experience in the fields of neurobiology or biochemistry and with a strong interest in translational research in neurodegeneration. Previous experience with mouse models is a plus but it is not strictly required. The position is open to applicants with master degree in biology, medicine, veterinary medicine, chemistry with a final grade >2.0 (normalized to the German scoring system). Working language in the Roselli group and at Ulm University is English and fluency in this language is required.

The Roselli lab, currently part of the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE)-Ulm and of the Department of Neurology-Ulm University, involves about 20 members, from post-doc to master student level, from all over the world, involved in projects on neurodegeneration, traumatic brain injury, gene therapy, basic neurobiology. The Roselli lab has received funding from the German Science Foundation (multiple projects currently funded), the ERANET initiative, the Thierry Latran Foundation, the Radala/Frick Foundation and several industrial partners. In the last few years the Roselli lab has published papers in EMBO journal, Autophagy, Elife, Journal Experimental Medicine and several others.

More information on the Roselli lab activities and publications can be found on the lab website: francescoroselli.wixsite.com/rosellilab

Interested candidates are welcome to send in their CV and short introduction letter by email to francesco.roselli@uni-ulm.de

Postdoc position in structural biology

We are seeking applicants for a postdoc position in structural biology to join us at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics for pursuing structure determination of a receptor-ligand complex.

Starting Date and Period
The position is for a starting period of 2 years and is available from 1st September 2020 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Job description
The project concerns structural studies of immunoglobulin E (IgE ) and its receptors to clarify how antibody binding to receptors elicits immune responses. The structural targets are complexes of recombinant IgE antibodies and recombinant IgE receptors. Nanobody development may be used for target modulation and stabilization. Structure determination will take advantage of single particle cryo-EM. Grid screening and data collection will take place at local Titan Krios microscopes and international facilities like eBIC. An excellent computational infrastructure for single particle EM data processing is available through a common computational cluster.  

Read more about the position here

A position for a PhD student is available starting next September in the lab of Olivier Marre

A position for a PhD student is available starting next September in the lab of Olivier Marre ( http://oliviermarre.free.fr/ ), in the Vision Institute ( http://www.institut-vision.org/en/ ), Paris. The funded position is part of a Marie Curie training network, and the student will have the opportunities to interact with a network of retina labs across Europe.

A major focus of the lab is to understand the computations performed by the retina on the visual scene, how they depend on the visual context, and what are the circuits that implement these computations. We adress these issues using modeling and a combination of experimental tools allowing to stimulate specific components of the retinal circuit while recording the retinal output. The exact project is flexible depending on the student interests.

The lab is highly interdisciplinary and collaborative. It includes people with a variety of backgrounds (biology, physics, engineering) doing modeling, experiments or both. The Vision Institute is located in the center of Paris and houses 21 research teams working on retina, vision and vision diseases.

Note: an important constraint is that the PhD student should be coming from a foreign country (formally, he/she should have spent less than a year in France over the last 3 years).

If you are interested please send a cv to olivier.marre@gmail.com . Don't hesitate to contact me for more information.

A PhD fellowship is available at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University

Applications are invited for a PhD fellowship/scholarship at Graduate School of Science and Technology, Aarhus University, Denmark, within the Molecular Biology and Genetics programme. The position is available from 1 August 2020 or later.    

Structural basis for the role of complement in neurodegenerative disease

Research area and project description:
The project takes place within the BRAINSTRUC centre funded by the Lundbeck Foundation. It involves interdisciplinary structure-function studies involving Danish and international collaborators. The PhD student will use X-ray crystallography, cryo electron microscopy and tomography to investigate how proteins from the complement system function in the central nervous system and contribute to neurodegenerative disease. Nanobody technology will be used to promote structural studies and to establish new putative therapeutic strategies.

Qualifications and specific competences:
Applicants should have a MSc degree in a relevant field of molecular biology, biomedicine or nanotechnology. Interest in neurobiology and prior experience with protein purification, biophysical characterization, and structural analysis are advantageous. Applicants must demonstrate abilities to analyse data critically and propose experiments to tackle a given research questions. Clear communications skills in oral and written English are also required.

If you are interested read more about the position and how to apply here

Jobs and vacancies at AU

Tenure track /associate professor in molecular neurobiology

The Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Aarhus University invites applications to a tenure track /associate professor position in molecular neurobiology to begin March 2021.

The position
A position is available at our department to investigate important questions in neurobiology. The research should address basic and translational aspects of neurobiology and may focus on molecular functions, pathways and networks (intracellular, membrane-associated, and extracellular), and how they link to neuronal circuits and other multicellular networks in brain, define sensory processing and computation in brain, and link to behaviour and brain disorders. Interdisciplinary approaches will be considered favourably as will particular methods of key relevance mastered at an internationally leading level.

The position seeks to strengthen and complement research and teaching activities in neurobiology and at a more general level in cell biology, molecular biology and biochemistry at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, including joint activities and synergies with other departments at Aarhus University, such as the Danish Research Institute of Translational Neuroscience - DANDRITE of the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine, the Neurocampus Aarhus network, and the PROMEMO and CELLPAT centers of excellence of the Danish National Research Foundation.

The position is available from March 1st 2021 or as soon as possible hereafter

Read more about the position here