Call for applications to the PhD program CavX in Neuroscience
Students with a keen interest in neuroscience are invited to apply for one of 6 vacant doctoral studentships within the newly established PhD program CavX – Calcium channels in excitable cells.
In the PhD program, which is run by the Innsbruck’s Universities and financed by the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), we are studying the roles of voltage-gated calcium channels (Cav) in health and disease. Students accepted into the program will be enrolled in the existing graduate program in Neuroscience and receive a specialized training in signaling processes of ion channels, membrane excitability, calcium signaling, and channelopathies.
Research topics: Roles of voltage-gated calcium channels in CNS neurons, skeletal muscle and pancreas, distinct brain disorders, retinal dysfunction, and diabetes.
Applications must be received by May 28th 2018! The top candidates will be interviewed in Innsbruck in the beginning of July 2018. Research will start in October 2018.
Candidates must hold a master's degree or equivalent in the life sciences, medicine, pharmacy or physics. Excellent command of English is indispensable.
Internal Number: CavX Program, Innsbruck
About Medical University Innsbruck, Austria
In the heart of the Tyrol, and consequently in the heart of the Alps, the Medical University of Innsbruck provides the best conditions for successful research, studies and teaching at an attractive location. The main objectives of the Medical University of Innsbruck are to provide top quality teaching and training, world-class research and continuous advancements in top-flight medicine. The organisational units of the Med-Uni are divided into medical theory, clinical practice and further (service) facilities. The clinics are located at the Provincial Hospital (‘Tiroler Landeskrankenhaus’) which is simultaneously Medical University`s of Innsbruck hospital.