PhD position

The Cellular Neurobiology & Neuro-Nanotechnology lab at the Bernal Institute of University of Limerick is looking to fill an open 3 year PhD position as soon as possible.

For more information about the lab, please see this link: http://www.cellular-neurobiology.ie

Our research is interested in the underlying components able to modify synaptic plasticity and transmission in the Central Nervous System (CNS) in health and disease. Using a combination of biochemical, cellular, molecular and behavioural approaches, we especially investigate how non-genetic factors influence synapses, focusing on their deregulation in neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorders. We are especially interested in the functional interaction of biometals and synaptic proteins. The position is a faculty funded PhD fellowship.

We are looking for a talented student with MSc in Biology, Biochemistry, Neuroscience, Molecular Medicine or related subjects, and with knowledge in molecular biology/ neurobiology and relevant methods, who wants to work in our group in collaboration with other research groups in Germany, Italy and Portugal.

If you are interested, please contact Prof. Andreas M. Grabrucker andreas.grabrucker@ul.ie