PhD Scholarship in Biology at Philipps-Universität Marburg

Philipps is offering a PhD scholarship in biology. All students regardless of citizenship are eligible to apply for this scholarship. The deadline for applying this position is January 27, 2015.

The Experimental Epilepsy research group at Philipps-University Marburg offers a third-party funded part-time position (50% of regular working hours), available immediately for a period of three years as a Research Assistant (PhD student).

The first objective of this two-phase project is to elucidate the role of Toll-like Receptors (TLRs) in epilepsy. The knowledge gained will then be used to validate novel TLR-based therapeutics for the prevention and/or treatment of epilepsy. The methods used include, among other things, animal models of temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE), video-EEG monitoring, molecular biology (RNA extraction from blood, cerebrospinal fluid, and tissue; RT-PCR, ELISA) histological analysis, statistical analysis of experimental results, manuscript preparation, participation in project planning, and writing grant applications.

Salary and benefits are according to the German Public Service (TV-H) pay scale E 13.

Application Requirements
Qualified candidates have completed a post-secondary degree (Master 's or equivalent) in neuroscience or a related field, e. g. Pharmacology with a neuroscience emphasis.

We encourage women to apply for this position. In cases where women are underrepresented, female candidates are given preference when candidates are equally qualified. Applicants with children are welcome. Philipps-University is committed to the goal of being a family friendly university. A reduction of working hours is possible. Applicants with disabilities as per SGB IX (§ 2, para. 2, 3) are given preference when candidates are equally qualified.

How to apply?
Please submit application documents (CV, Statement of Purpose, and two letters of reference) by e-mail to Dr. Braxton Norwood, including the reference fb20-0184-wmz 2014.

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