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Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­si­tät Dres­den - Cen­ter for Rege­ne­ra­tive The­ra­pies Dres­den (CRTD), Junior Rese­arch Group “iPS Cells and Neu­ro­de­ge­ne­ra­tive Disease”

The TU Dres­den is one of ele­ven Ger­man uni­ver­si­ties that were iden­ti­fied as an “excel­lence uni­ver­sity”. TUD has about 36.500 stu­dents and almost 5319 employees, 507 pro­fes­sors among them, and, thus, is the lar­gest uni­ver­sity in Sax­ony, today.

Having been com­mit­ted to sci­en­ces and the engi­nee­ring before the reuni­fi­ca­tion of Ger­many, TU Dres­den now is a multi-disci­pline uni­ver­sity, also offe­ring huma­nities and social sci­en­ces as well as medi­cine.

PhD Scho­lar­ship

The Scho­lar­ship starts as soon as pos­si­ble and is initi­ally limi­ted until Aug 30th 2020 with an optio­nal exten­sion. Dr. Ster­ne­ckert’s group uses pati­ent spe­ci­fic indu­ced plu­ri­po­tent stem (iPS) cells to gene­rate models of neu­ro­de­ge­ne­ra­tive disea­ses, inclu­ding Par­kin­son’s disease and amyo­tro­phic late­ral scle­ro­sis. Using a com­bi­na­tion of gene edit­ing, pro­teo­mics, and small mole­cu­les, we aim at under­stan­ding the mecha­nism(s) of patho­ge­ne­sis and iden­ti­fy­ing novel tre­at­ments.

Work­ing field:

The aim of this pro­ject is to use iPS cell-deri­ved neu­rons in com­bi­na­tion with pati­ent bio­sam­ples to study amyo­tro­phic late­ral scle­ro­sis, par­ti­cu­larly the role of exo­so­mes. We seek highly moti­va­ted, ambi­tious, and talen­ted sci­en­tists to join our col­la­bo­ra­tive team in an out­stan­ding sci­en­ti­fic envi­ron­ment.

Require­ments:

We expect the fol­lo­wing: an out­stan­ding Uni­ver­sity Mas­ter’s Degree in Bio­logy, Bio­me­di­cine or simi­lar. Signi­fi­cant expe­ri­ence with mam­ma­lian cell cul­ture is requi­red. Expe­ri­ence with pati­ent bio­sam­ples – par­ti­cu­larly blood and plasma ana­ly­sis – is pre­fer­red. Expe­ri­ence with mole­cu­lar/bio­che­mi­cal methods, inclu­ding wes­tern blot­ting, plas­mid con­struc­tion/pre­pa­ra­tion, and immu­n­ofluo­re­scence is hel­pful. It is not necessary to have pre­vious expe­ri­ence with iPS cell cul­ture. In addi­tion, app­li­cants are requi­red to have the ability to work in an inter­na­tio­nal team; high moti­va­tion; an inte­gra­tive and coope­ra­tive per­so­na­lity with excel­lent com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills; flu­ency in Eng­lish – writ­ten and oral.

What we of­fer:

The Cen­ter for Rege­ne­ra­tive The­ra­pies Dres­den (CRTD) is an inter­di­sci­pli­nary insti­tute, com­pri­sing 18 core rese­arch groups. Com­ple­men­ting these core groups is the CRTD Mem­bers net­work, an inter­di­sci­pli­nary orga­ni­sa­tion of around 80 prin­ci­pal inves­ti­ga­tors loca­ted at other rese­arch insti­tu­tes in Dres­den inclu­ding the Carl Gus­tav Carus Faculty of Medi­cine and the Max Planck Insti­tute of Mole­cu­lar Cell Bio­logy and Gene­tics (MPI-CBG).
Our mis­sion is to under­stand the bio­logy of stem cells and phy­sio­lo­gi­cal and patho­lo­gi­cal tis­sue and organ repair in order to deve­lop new tre­at­ments for neu­ro­de­ge­ne­ra­tive disea­ses, such as amyo­tro­phic late­ral scle­ro­sis, hae­ma­to­lo­gi­cal disea­ses, such as leu­ke­mia, meta­bo­lic disea­ses, such as dia­be­tes, and bone disea­ses. Our sci­en­tists are encou­ra­ged to think out­s­ide the box and to explore untap­ped areas of know­ledge in the rege­ne­ra­tive poten­tial of the human body, and to apply this know­ledge to prevent or reverse disease pro­ces­ses.
To achieve our aims, we stron­gly sup­port inter­di­sci­pli­nary rese­arch, wit­hin the CRTD net­work where we have exper­tise in ever­y­thing from the bio­logy of cells and tis­sues to bio­ma­te­ri­als to nano­en­gi­nee­ring. The CRTD has become a major dri­ving force on cam­pus and is ready to meet the chal­len­ges of moving new inter­ven­tio­nal stra­te­gies from bench to bedside.
App­li­ca­ti­ons from women are par­ti­cu­larly wel­come. The same app­lies to people with disa­bi­li­ties.

How to ap­ply:

Your app­li­ca­tion must include: 1. Cover let­ter, indi­ca­ting cur­rent and future rese­arch inte­rests and career goals; 2. Descrip­tion of rese­arch expe­ri­ence and accom­plish­ments, inclu­ding sum­mary of pre­vious rese­arch done during your Mas­ter’s Degree (max. 2 pages); 3. List of publi­ca­ti­ons, if app­lica­ble; 4. CV, inclu­ding copies of degree cer­ti­fi­ca­tes and tran­script of gra­des (i.e. the offi­cial list of cour­se­work inclu­ding your gra­des); 5. Two let­ters of recom­men­da­tion or con­tact infor­ma­tion for two refe­ren­ces, inclu­ding cur­rent super­vi­sor. Please sub­mit your app­li­ca­tion by 30.11.2018 (stam­ped arri­val date app­lies) pre­fe­r­a­bly via the TU Dres­den Secu­re­Mail Por­tal https://securemail.tu-dresden.de by sen­ding it as a sin­gle pdf docu­ment (using “sur­name_first­name.pdf”) to jana.fischer2@tu-dresden.de or to: TU Dres­den, CRTD, Frau Jana Fischer, Fet­scher­straße 105, 01307 Dres­den. Please sub­mit copies only, as your app­li­ca­tion will not be retur­ned to you. Expen­ses incur­red in atten­ding inter­views can­not be reim­bur­sed.

Refe­rence to data pro­tec­tion: Your data pro­tec­tion rights, the pur­pose for which your data will be pro­ces­sed, as well as fur­ther infor­ma­tion about data pro­tec­tion is avail­able to you on the web­site: https://tu-dresden.de/karriere/datenschutzhinweis