PhD student position in a project on the experimental investigation of deep brain stimulation (DBS)

Open PhD position on electric interactions between implants and bio-systems. The Graduate School (Graduiertenkolleg) “Analysis and simulation of electric intera ctions between implants and biosystems (Welisa)” is an interdisciplinary consortium of the Faculties of Medicine, Natural Sciences as well as Computer. Science and Electrical Engineering (homepage: http://www.welisa.uni-rostock.de).

The school is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). We seek to fill an open PhD student position in a project on the experimental investigation of deep brain stimulation (DBS) in an animal model of Parkinson’s disease. The processes in the vicinity of DBS electrodes should be investigated by electrochemical, cellular, molecular and numerical field calculation methods. Tissue alterations should be analysed by immunohistochemical, ultrastructural and behavioural studies on animals in order to correlate the observed effects with stimulation parameters (signal amplitude, shape and duration). The investigations
aim at the optimisation of stimulation parameters and the assessment of new electrode surfaces and target regions of stimulation.

A longside with their PhD research, scholars will attend relevant courses and carry
out joint research in the framework of interdisciplinary seminars. We are seeking
for highly motivated candidates interested in interdisciplinary work. The preferred
candidate should have a biophysical background and hold a master/diploma
degree in natural sciences (biology, physics or chemistry).

The stipend amounts to € 1,340 per month for three years; research and travel
funds will be provided in addition. Especially women are encouraged to apply.
Handicapped applicants with equal qualification will be considered preferentially.

Applications containing a letter of intent, CV, description of scientific experience
and the names of two referees should be submitted by mail or e-mail (as single
PDF attachment, subject: Welisa application) to

Prof. Dr. Reiner Benecke,
Department of Neurology, University of Rostock,
Gehlsheimer Str. 20, 18147 Rostock,

E-Mail: reiner.benecke@med.uni-rostock.de.
Application deadline: 31.07.2009.
Interviews will be held in August 2009.

1 Assistant - Postdoc and 2 PhD positions in the field of Molecular and Cellular Physiology sense at Mainz.

At the Institute of Zoology, Dept. of Cell and Matrix Biology, The field of Molecular and Cellular Physiology sense, are quickest possible time following positions:

1 Wiss. Assistant - Postdoc(m/w)(TV-L14) and 2 PhD positions (m/w)(TV-L13/2)

Our focus lies in its exploration of the molecular Function of sensory cells, particularly retinal photoreceptor cells. It examines the research team, the processes of intra --
cellular transport and the molecular basis of human Usher syndrome (deaf / blindness). For the processing of our Issues are research laboratories with equipment
Facilities at a high level.

We are looking for highly motivated staff with in-depth background and experimental experience in protein biochemistry and / or molecular cell biology, including modern
microscopic techniques (eg, FRET, live-cell microscopy). Of candidates with the research assistant will be a adequate participation in the courses of the teams expected (Habilitation possible).

Please send applications by e-mail to
Prof. Dr. Uwe Wolfrum,
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Institute of Zoology,
Cell and matrix biology;
Müllerweg 6, 55099 Mainz.

E-mail: wolfrum@uni-mainz.de;

Tel: 06131 3923934;


Postdoctoral and Doctoral Student in Hematology and Internal Oncology at Regensburg, Germany

In the Department of Hematology and Internal Oncology are at 1 September 2009 or later following full time positions to fill:

1 Post Doctoral Student / Postdoctoral
1 PhD / Doctoral Student

The funding is part of several of the DFG and the BMBF funded projects dealing with immunoregulatory. Operations after allogeneic bone marrow transplantation and Others employ and animal work. Knowledge in the areas Flow cytometry, immunohistology and molecular biology are Advantage, but not a requirement. The candidate / s should be special
Engagement, curiosity and interest above of experimental research work brought along.
Salary is according to TV-L. Handicapped persons with equal qualifications suitability and preference set.

Detailed applications (in writing or by e-mail) will be sent to:
Prof. Dr. Matthias Edinger
AG Immune Regulation
Universitätsklinikum Regensburg
Department of Hematology and Internal Oncology
Franz-Josef-Strauss-Allee 11
93053 Regensburg
e-mail: matthias.edinger @ klinik.uni-regensburg.de

PhD Positions at Innsbruck Medical University (Austria)

Innsbruck Medical University (Austria) has as international PhD Program in
“Signal Processing in Neurons (SPIN).” It offers interdisciplinary research and
training in Clinical Neurobiology, Genomics and RNomics, Molecular and
Cellular Pharmacology, Neuroanatomy, Neurobiochemistry, Immunology/Neuro -
immunology, Molecular Neurobiology, Pharmacy and Physiology.

We offer three-year positions in the following areas: (1) Nogo proteins and
their receptors in the healthy and diseased nervous system (C. Bandtlow);
(2) Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology/Stem Cells (G. Dechant); (3) Impact
of Brain Functions on Muscular Performance and Endurance (A. Hüttenhofer);
(4) Experimental Pain Research (M. Kress); (5) Immunopathogenesis of Multiple
Sclerosis (M. Reindl).

We are seeking talented and committed students to join the program in October
2009. You will have a diploma (master level) in the subjects mentioned above.
Applications including a letter of intent, full CV, two letters of recommendation
and copies of graduation certificates should be sent by e-mail before August 31,
2009, to the coordinator of the program:

Martina Antretter,
Innsbruck Medical University,
Institute for Neuroscience,
MZA, Anichstrasse 35, A-6020 Innsbruck,
e-mail: martina.antretter@i-med.ac.at,

website: http://www.neurospin.at/.


PhD position in Laboratory of Molecular Group Mycobacteriology at Leibniz

At the Research Center Borstel Leibniz Center for Medicine and
Life Sciences in the Laboratory of Molecular Group Mykobakteriologie
the earliest date PhD position (m / w) be filled.

The candidates should be in the framework of an international research network. Working for a better understanding of resistance development in By mycobacteria. In particular, resistance-mediating Mutations in Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex strains and their effects on bacterial Fit-ness analysis. The planned work will include identifying new
Resistenzvermittelnder genomic variants and their functional validation using isogenic mutant strains. In addition, an influence different genetic variants to bacterial fitness investigated will.

You can expect a young and enthusiastic, especially in emerging Research and an interdisciplinary team working atmosphere. Your profile: You will be given to candidates with a science Diploma or a master's degree sought. Desirable is experience in Dealing with mycobacteria, and molecular biological knowledge. The compensation is based on the TVöD (VKA). There are all in the public Service usual benefits offered. Handicapped applicants will be with otherwise equally qualified preference set.

Further information can be found at www.fz-borstel.de.
Information given PD Dr. Stefan Niemann under sniemann@fz-borstel.de.
Their meaningful written application, please contact the
Human Resources at the Research Center Borstel
Keyword: DokMolMyk
Park Avenue 2, 23845 Borstel
E-mail: personalwesen@fz-borstel.de

PhD student in Molecular Genetic Epidemiology at Heidelberg

The German Cancer Research Center is the largest biomedical research institution in Germany. With more than 2100 employees, we operate an extensive scientific program in the field of cancer research.

The Division of Molecular Genetic Epidemiology (Kst. C050) is seeking for a PhD student (Ref-No. 79/2009)

Research work in the area of cancer genetics leading to doctoral thesis. The specific area includes study of somatic and germ-line genetic variants involved in malignant melanoma and other cancer types in order to understand disease initiation and progression.
The studies will involve genome wide characterization using DNA microarrays and global gene expression. The studies will be carried out on tumor tissues using different molecular

For general information on the department see:


Please send applications including a CV, grade certificates with
marks and name of 2-3 referees.
Your profile:
Diploma in biology ;
Background in molecular biology and genetics;
Knowledge of biostatistics and bioinformatics is desirable.

The position is limited to 3 years.
Further information:
Rajiv Kumar, phone 06221/42-1806
The German Cancer Research Center is committed to increase the percentage of female scientists and encourages female applicants to apply. Among candidates of equal aptitude and qualifications, a person with disabilities will be given preference.

Please send your significant application to
Deutsches Krebsforschungszentrum
Personal- und Sozialwesen
Im Neuenheimer Feld 280
69120 Heidelberg
Or apply online: www.dkfz.de

PhD-Student in Ulm (biologist / in, biochemist-in partner, Biotechnologists)

The Institute for Clinical Transfusion Medicine and Immunogenetics Ulm nonprofit GmbH (Ulm ICT) is a joint venture of the DRK-Blood Service Baden-Württemberg? Hesse GmbH nonprofit and the University Hospital of Ulm AöR. For the 7th Framework of the EU-funded research project on the expansion of mesenchymal Stamm-/Stromazellen for regenerative therapies is looking for a date as soon as a / n PhD-Studenten/Studentin (E 13 50% TV-L) (biologist / in, biochemist-in partner, Biotechnologists / in ) The body is under the third-party-funded project to 30 months and 50% as first-place plans. Desirable is experience in cell culture, GMP-compliant production, flow cytometry, cell biological function tests and laser scanning microscopy. Sufficient English language skills are a result of cooperation with European partners condition. We offer an interesting and varied activities with the possibility of promotion, internal and external training, performance-based compensation, which is the TV-L of Baden-Wuerttemberg-oriented, including an additional pension. More information about the project given to you Prof. Dr. med H. Schrezenmeier Medical Director of the ICT Ulm T: (0731) 150-550 h.schrezenmeier @ blutspende.de your application with the usual documentation, please send until 24.07.2009 to : Institute for Clinical Transfusion Medicine and Immunogenetics Ulm nonprofit GmbH Personnel Department Helmholtz Straße 10 89081 Ulm h.schrezenmeier @ blutspende.de


Prof. Dr. med H. Schrezenmeier (h.schrezenmeier @ blutspende.de)

Institute for Clinical Transfusion Medicine and Immunogenetics
Helmholtzstr. 10
89081 Ulm

Tel: 0731/150-550