scientific assistant /doctoral student (m/w/x)

  • Promotion
  • Halle

The position is immediately open and available as a part time employment (65 %).
Salary will be in accordance with the assigned tasks and personal qualification up to payment category 13
• planning and execution of scientific projects regarding the role of B-Raf in the neurodegenerative disease
Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
(see Hensel et al., 2021, PNAS,
• analysis of primary neuronal cells as an in vitro model of SMA
• design and production of Adeno-associated viruses (AAV) for the transduction of neuronal cells
• biochemical analyses of protein-protein interactions
• establishment of an optogenetic sensor for the analysis of cellular signaling pathways
• writing scientific papers and giving scientific talks
• possibility for own qualification as doctorate candidate
• Master of Science or Diploma (in biochemistry, neurosciences, biology or similar)
• previous experiences in cell culture techniques and protein biochemistry
• sound basic knowledge in molecular biology, molecular cloning and imaging
• keen interest in scientific work combined with critical thinking, initiative, and enthusiasm for lab work
• high capacity for teamwork, resilience, flexibility, reliability, and a sense of responsibility
• strong communication skills in English both oral and written
• excellent software knowledge (Office, Excel, ImageJ, Prism)

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