The group for Stem Cell Biology & Regeneration at the ZMBE Institute of Cell Biology the Westphalian Wilhelms- University Muenster, Germany has an open Position for a PhD Student. Applications are invited for a position within the group of Dr. Jens Schwamborn to investigate the mechanisms of fate specification in neural stem cells.
We investigate how the proliferation and differentiation of adult neural stem cells is regulated. In particular, we are interested in the question how the grade of differentiation of a cell is determined and how stem cell maintenance works. Further on we try to find ways to reprogram differentiated cells back into somatic stem cells. The overall aim of our work is to make endogenously present adult neural stem cells applicable for therapeutic approaches aiming for the replacement of neurons that are lost during neurodegenerative diseases (e.g. Parkinson’s disease).
Successful applicants should have a strong interest in Cell and Neurobiology, particularly experience in Stem Cell Biology would be a plus. We are looking for highly motivated people who share our passion for research, are interested in aquiring new skills and wish to be part of an international team.
Please send your application via E-Mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Person and Address :
Dr. Jens C. Schwamborn
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
ZMBE, Institute of Cell Biology
Stem Cell Biology and Regeneration group
Application deadline: 15.09.2010