PhD in Neurobiology/Functional Genomics at University of Heidelberg.

Applications are invited for a vacant PhD position (starting as soon as possible,
TVL13/2) to join a dynamic research group (Functional Genomics, headed
by Prof. Ulrike Müller) at the Institute for Pharmacy and Molecular Biotechnology
IPMB, University of Heidelberg.

Our research group is interested in the physiological and pathological function
of proteins involved in Alzheimer´s disease, in particular proteins of the
amyloid precursor protein APP gene family (e.g. Herms et al., The EMBO J.
23: 4106; Ring et al. J. Neuroscience, 27, 7817). Although APP and its metabolism
is central to the pathogenesis of Alzheimer´s disease the physiological
and normal cell biological functions of APP family proteins are poorly
understood. Current projects focus on the role of APP family proteins in the
nervous system including the generation, function and maintenance of synapses.
These studies will involve work with gene targeted mouse mutants
and cells derived from them that are studied by biochemical, cell biological
and immunocytochemical methods. Applicants should be highly motivated
and hold a degree in Neurobiology, Biology, Medicine or Biochemistry. Experience
in neurobiology, cell biology or biochemistry including the analysis of
transgenic mice are an advantage.

The University of Heidelberg strongly encourages qualified women scholars to apply.
Handicapped persons with the same equivalent qualifications will be given preference.
If interested please send a short application including CV, statement of research
experience and interests, publications and names of two referees to

Prof. Ulrike Müller,
Institute for Pharmacy and Molecular Biotechnology IPMB
University of Heidelberg,
Im Neuenheimer Feld 364,
69120 Heidelberg

Tel: +49-6221-546717 (Büro), -5821 (Sekretariat)