PhD Position in Zebrafish Metabolism and Development
A PhD position is available within the Emerging Collaborative Topic (EcTop) 6 “Metabolism and Development” within the Cluster of Excellence Cellular Networks – CellNetworks – of the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg. The position will be based at the Institute of Toxicology and Genetics (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology - Campus Nord) in the group of Thomas Dickmeis. The project will be carried out in close cooperation with the group of Alexander Aulehla, EMBL Heidelberg.
Work in the Dickmeis laboratory explores the zebrafish as a model organism to study the interplay between hormonal signalling and metabolism in development and disease. To this end, we develop biosensors to measure hormonal and metabolic signalling activity in the living animal. We apply these sensors in chemical in vivo screens with zebrafish larvae in order to monitor environmental pollutants and to identify novel lead compounds for drug development.
The position is limited to 3 years and is available from March/April. Remuneration will be based on the TvL (Collective Agreement for the Public Service Sector). KIT prefers to balance the number of female and male employees. We therefore kindly ask female applicants to apply. If qualified, handicapped applicants will be preferred.
Candidates should send a CV and letter of interest until the 10th of January via e-mail to: email@example.com
Interviews will start in the second half of January 2016.