The central nervous system (CNS) is our most complex organ system. Despite tremendous progress in our understanding of the biochemical, electrical, and genetic regulation of CNS functioning and malfunctioning, many fundamental processes and diseases are still not fully understood. Only recently, groups of several project leaders in this consortium, and a few other groups worldwide, have discovered an important contribution of mechanical signals to regulating CNS cell function.
The CRC 1540 ‘Exploring Brain Mechanics’, funded by the German Research Foundation, will synergise the expertise of engineers, physicists, biologists, medical researchers, and clinicians in Erlangen and Berlin to exploit mechanics-based approaches to advance our understanding of CNS function and, as a long-term vision, to provide the foundation for future improvement of diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders. The CRC will start January, 2023. Further details as well as a description of all projects can be found at https://www.crc1540-ebm.research.fau.eu.
You are eligible to apply if:
With one application, depending on your expertise, you may apply for several doctoral/postdoctoral projects.
We will offer you the possibility to perform research within an interdisciplinary team in a highly innovative and active research area comprising biomechanics, -materials, -mathematics, -physics, biology, and medicine. In addition to the research programme, you will be part of EBM’s integrated Research Training Group (iRTG) and benefit from its structured qualification programme including seminars, workshops, academic skills courses, research secondments, as well as retreats, scholars’ visits, team-building activities and other.
Depending on the subproject, your work location is at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Universitätsklinikum Erlangen, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light in Erlangen, the Max Planck Zentrum für Physik und Medizin in Erlangen, or at the Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin. Remuneration is at E 13 TV-L according to the German public service salary scale.
Please send your application until January 31, 2023 to:
Note: All the requested documents must be collected in a single pdf file that must not exceed 10 MB. If you have any questions regarding a specific project please contact the corresponding project leader.