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PhD Position (f/m/d) Identification of pain modulating toxins out of natural venoms
Published(88 days ago)
Deadline for applications(71 days ago)
University Hospital Cologne / University of CologneKöln
The University of Cologne offers a wide range of scientific disciplines and internationally leading profile areas organized in six faculties. At the Faculty of
Medicine 1.800 scientists are engaged in research, ranging from basic sciences to clinical application, as well as teaching and health care. Together with the
University Hospital Cologne the faculty maintains 58 clinics, research institutes and centres. 3.400 students study in this dynamic and innovative environment.
The Faculty of Medicine and the University Hospital Cologne are embedded in the scientifically highly active Rhine region. They have strong contacts to and alliances
with the surrounding universities and non-university research institutions guaranteeing scientific excellence in research and teaching.
The Laboratory of Experimental Anaesthesiology and Pain Research is seeking applications for a Part time for 25 hours/week
1 PhD Position (f/m/d) Identification of pain modulating toxins out of
to be employed under a 3 year (WissZeitVG) contract.
Current analgesics often only provide partial pain relief. Natural toxins are powerful tools for the identification of novel mechanisms. In a DFG-funded project,
we will test natural toxins for pain-modulating activity. Central to our work is an innovative automated microscopy screening approach. Active toxins will be analyzed
extensively for their cellular mechanisms as well as their action in behavioral experiments.
Your responsibilities will include:
High Content Screening Microscopy-based analysis of venoms and toxins
Pharmacological analysis of cellular mechanisms
Animal behaviour experiments on pain models
Winning Master Thesis in the Field of Life Sciences
Profound knowledge and experience in at least two of the following topics:
Behavioural pain research
Quantitative image analysis
Following DFG rules your salary will be based on TV-L.
Applications from female candidates are welcome; suitably qualified women will be given preferential consideration unless other applicants clearly demonstrate superior qualifications.
We also welcome applications from disabled candidates, who will also be given preferential consideration over other applicants with comparable qualifications.
The position is suitable for staffing with part-time employees.
Please address telephone enquiries to Professor Dr. Tim Hucho at +49 221 478-97760.
Have we awakened your interest? Please submit your application (including a detailed CV, list of publications, two references and a brief statement of research interests) here online
We prefer online applications, but you also have the opportunity to apply via regular mail by 10. March 2019 quoting the reference number e066 to
Experimentelle Anästhesiologie und Schmerzforschung
Professor Dr. Tim Hucho