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Open PhD position: Regenerative neurogenesis and function in Drosophila

  1. Date: 27.6.2017
  2. Location: Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown, Lisboa, Portugal
  3. Employer: Champalimaud Foundation
  4. Job type: Full Time
  5. Position: Research Fellowship
  6. Application start: 27.6.2017            

  7. The Stem Cells and Regeneration group at the Champalimaud Centre in Lisbon is seeking to appoint a talented and highly motivated graduate students to study the function of adult-born neurons after brain injury in Drosophila.
    We study molecular mechanisms that regulate regenerative neurogenesis after brain injury based on damage-responsive adult stem cells.
    In this project, the applicant will study how newborn neurons integrate into the adult brain after injury and how they contribute to recovery of impaired brain function.
    To address these questions, he/she will use a combination of fly genetics, adult fly brain cultures, high-end in vivo imaging methods, electrophysiology and specific behavioral assays.

    The Champalimaud Foundation provides state-of-the-art equipment and a highly innovative and dynamic learning environment at the waterfront of vibrant Lisbon.
    Interested PhD candidates should send a CV including contact details of 2 referees and a brief statement outlining key areas of expertise and reasons why they want to join the group by e-mail to Dr. Christa Rhiner christa.rhiner@research.fchampalimaud.org.
    Employment is foreseen in autumn 2017 or beginning of 2018, but can be arranged flexibly. Informal requests can be directed to Christa Rhiner.

    For more information about the Lab read here and check also rhinerlab.org

    ~ Fernàndez-Hernàndez and Rhiner. New neurons for injured brains? The emergence of new genetic model organisms to study brain regeneration. Neurosci. Biobehav. Rev 2015.

    ~ Moreno, Fernandez-Marrero, Meyer and Rhiner. Brain regeneration in Drosophila involves comparison of neuronal fitness. Current Biology 2015.

    ~ Fernàndez-Hernàndez, Rhiner and Moreno. Adult Neurogenesis in Drosophila. Cell Reports 2013.

    CCCU, Lisbon

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