PhD Scholarship in Medicine at Germany

Philipps-Universit├Ąt Marburg is offering a PhD scholarship. The duration of this scholarship is 3 years. The deadline for applying this position is on January 27, 2015.

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.

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.

Application and interview costs can not be reimbursed.

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

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.

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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