1 DFG funded Position for PhD studies available (E13 - 65%)

in the group of Molecular Endocrinology (AG Prof Mittag)

The group Molecular Endocrinology (AG Prof Mittag) at the Institute of Endocrinology and Diabetes (Center of Brain, Behavior and Metabolism, University of Lübeck, Germany) is looking for a highly motivated PhD student for a DFG funded project in collaboration with the group of Heiko Backes at the MPI for Metabolic Research in Cologne. The project aims to unravel novel pathways in the brain that mediate the effects of thyroid hormone on body temperature regulation with a focus on brown fat thermogenesis. It will combine novel imaging methods including PET-CT scans with classic neuroanatomical techniques such as immunohistochemistry on mouse brain sections, in vivo modulation of neuronal activity by stereotaxic injections, infrared thermography and classic molecular biology techniques for quantification of brown fat activity.

The positions (TV-L, E13, 65%) is available from 01.06.2021 (or later) for at 3 years. The applicant should have a Master’s degree in Biochemistry, Molecular Life Science or similar and should be able to communicate in English; a FELASA B certification for experimental animals would be highly beneficial. Experience in molecular and cell biology techniques and a thorough knowledge of physiology and genetics are advantageous. The student will be enrolled at the Center for Doctoral Studies at the University of Lübeck (CDSL) during the PhD project.

More details on the group and our work can be found at endodiab.uni-luebeck.de or cbbm.uni-luebeck.de.

Please follow the application procedure on ERIC (eric.uksh.de, reference number 5582) and by email including CV, masters certificate and 2 reference letters to jens.mittag(at)uni-luebeck.de as soon as possible.