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In the Division of Human Genetics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Oldenburg, Germany, a position is available for a

PhD student
(wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin / wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter)

Salary will be according to TV-L level E 13 (50%). The position is available for three years and is expected to result in a PhD degree.

The research of the Human Genetics team is based in the neurosensory and medical sciences. We make use of state-of-the-art genetic technologies to characterize the molecular basis of inherited diseases in the field of retinal diseases and ciliopathies. We also develop therapeutic approaches to treat genetic conditions. Newly developed therapies are optimized in patient-derived cell lines and mouse models applying viral shuttles. Recently published therapeutic approaches include either gene replacement or the manipulation of splice factors to circumvent the pathogenic processes of splice defects.

Highly motivated and team oriented candidates with an academic university degree (Master or equivalent) in biology, biomedical sciences or a related field are encouraged to send their application and should aim to qualify for an academic carrier. The ideal candidate shows experiences in molecular genetics, molecular biology, cell culture and/or translational research. Knowledge in ciliopathy-related diseases and pathogenic mechanisms, the methods of molecular biology, Sanger sequencing and NGS, analysis of proteins with various techniques, culturing cells or in vivo application of viral shuttles will be of advantage. Training/experience in analysis of biological pathways is a plus.

The University of Oldenburg is dedicated to increasing the percentage of women in science. Therefore, equally qualified female candidates will be given preference.
Applicants with disabilities will be preferentially considered in case of equal qualification.

Knowledge of the German language will be of advantage, but not expected.

Please submit your full application (in paper form preferred) until 31st of October, 2018 to:
Julia Wembacher / Prof. Dr. John Neidhardt
Human Genetics
Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg
Ammerländer Heerstraße 114-118
D-26129 Oldenburg, Germany

Please note that we will not return your application and documents.

Christina Oswald (Stand: 18.10.2018)