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Ph.D. Position Human Genetics Netherlands

Modelling Mental Retardation in Drosophila – Identification of molecular
mechanisms and networks underlying human brain function and disease
(Nijmegen, the Netherlands)

Ph.D. position (4 years)

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available in the Department of Human Genetics at the Nijmegen Centre of
Molecular Life Science (NCMLS), Radboud University Nijmegen Medical
Centre (Nijmegen, the Netherlands)

We have an immediate opening for a Ph.D. student in the research group
of Dr. Annette Schenck. The successful applicant will join a young,
highly motivated and interdisciplinary team focusing on functional
studies of disease genes implicated in mental retardation. The group
uses the fruitfly Drosophila melanogaster as a model organism to dissect
molecular networks and mechanisms underlying neuronal connectivity,
function and behaviour. It operates in close association with the Human
Genetics Lab of Dr. Hans van Bokhoven who pioneers the identification of
novel genes implicated in brain diseases.

Enthusiastic, creative and interactive individuals with a background in
molecular, cell, developmental and/or neurobiology and MSc/diploma in
life science are encouraged to apply. Previous experience with
Drosophila genetics would be advantageous, but is not obligatory.

Nijmegen is the Netherlands' oldest city. It offers historic sites and
museums, borders beautiful forest countryside and polder landscapes and
hosts one of the Netherland's most successful universities. The NCMLS,
endowed with state-of-the-art equipment and core facilities, is amongst
the leading European centres of biomedical research. Further information
on our research and research environment can be found at the institute's
website: www.ncmls.eu.
The operating language of the Institute is English.

Please send your application (including a letter of motivation, a
complete curriculum vitae and at least two references) before October
15th to:

Dr. Annette Schenck, E-mail: [email protected] or
Dr. Hans van Bokhoven, E-mail: [email protected]

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