PhD Position in Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience, IZN, University of Heidelberg

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The Interdisciplinary Center for Neurosciences (IZN) - Department of Neurobiology, at the
University of Heidelberg offers a Phd position within the group of Prof. Dr. Daniela Mauceri
starting in summer 2016. Our newly established group investigates the molecular,
transcriptional and cellular mechanisms governing neuronal morphology.

The PhD project will investigate epigenetic-regulated transcription and neuronal architecture
remodeling in pathological pain states. The project includes in vivo experiments in which
neurons of the spinal cord dorsal horn of adult mice are being manipulated using genetic tools
and analyzed functionally and morphologically. Additional experiments will be done with
dissociated cultured mouse spinal cord neurons. The project relies on an integrative approach
that combines molecular, genetic, and biochemical methods with in vitro and in vivo imaging
techniques and behavioral assays in mice.
The candidate should be highly motivated, with a strong attitude towards independent work
and must hold good interpersonal and communication skills. Applicants should have a strong
background in molecular, cell biology and/or neuroscience. Candidates with prior experience
with animal handling, the spinal cord system, stereotactic surgery, behavioural analyses
and/or molecular biology will have priority. Fluency in English and the ability to work in an
international environment is mandatory.
The position is fully funded within the newly established Collaborative Research Center
focused on pain (SFB1158).
Deadline for application is 15th June 2016.
Please apply via the HBIGS website (
Project title: “Epigenetic control of structural and functional plasticity in spinal circuits”
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Daniela Mauceri