Nijmegen Centre of Molecular Life Sciences and Donders Institute for Brain Invites Application For PDF on Drosophila models of cognitive brain disorders
The Human Genetics Department Nijmegen is a world-leading place for research into genetic forms of Mental Retardation disorders, where clinical research, disease gene identification and functional studies work hand in hand. Using disease genes as a starting point, the group of Annette Schenck dissects gene function, molecular networks and mechanisms that underlie brain development and cognition, and aims to translate this knowledge back to humans.
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- The successful applicant will join a young, motivated and interdisciplinary team. Using the fruitfly Drosophila melanogaster as our primary research tool, we aim to change dimensions of research into cognitive brain disorders.
- The lab, department and FP7 consortium offer great opportunities to follow up on the most interesting phenotypes and genes, e.g. by structural nervous system analysis, by dissection of associated signalling pathways, protein complexes or identification of transcriptional targets, and by the identification of genetic or chemical modifiers that alleviate learning or other defects.
- The goal of our large-scale research is to provide conceptual advance in our understanding of brain development in health and disease and to significantly contribute to the development of novel diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for the large and still growing group of MR disorders.
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- Strong background in Drosophila genetics, ideally with focus on the nervous system and with experience in behavioral analyses
- Background in molecular, neuro- and
- High affinity for fundamental research related to human disease
- Highly motivated, with excellent interpersonal and communicative skills and with the strong wish to work interdiciplinary
- Human Genetics, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical CentreThe Department of Human Genetics provides counseling and diagnostics for patients with inherited and acquired diseases.
- The research groups perform cutting-edge studies to investigate the relationship between genes and diseases, in particular cancer, deafness, blindness, mental retardation, and congenital abnormalities. State-of-the-art facilities are available for sequence-, genescan-, linkage-, microarray, cell-culture and proteomics analyses.
Terms of employment
- Temporary 3 years
- 36 hrs per week
- Salary level 10: maximal € 3,860 gross per month
- Maximum all-in yearly salary on full time basis is € 54,300 gross
Information :Dr. Annette Schenck, research group leader, Associate Professor, email@example.com, +31 24 3617431
Mode of Application :
Written applications including CV should be send to :
UMC St Radboud
Mw. B. van Hellemondt, HRM counselor
Concerns vacancy: 010137
6500 HB Nijmegen
Closing date : September 24th 2010