Brain Development, Microcephaly and Intellectual Disability

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Amar Annamalai
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Brain Development, Microcephaly and Intellectual Disability

One 2-year Postdoc position is available in the Kaindl Lab for a research project on the characterization of novel microcephaly and intellectual disability disorders for candidates with a strong background in a relevant discipline such as Neuroscience and Cell Biology. The candidate should be highly enthusiastic and motivated to learn and perform new techniques, to independently plan and perform experiments and to present his work.
 
My research group focuses on acquired and hereditary developmental disturbances of the brain. The research work of the Postdoc fellow will be conducted at the Institute of Cell Biology and Neurobiology of the Charité in Berlin, Germany, within the framework of the Collaborative Research Center 665 dedicated to developmental disturbances of the nervous system (Sonderforschungsbereich SFB665). I expect high motivation and interest for scientific work, good knowledge of cell & molecular biology, as well as the ability to get familiarized in a reasonably short time with new scientific projects and to push them ahead under my guidance. The candidate should have practical experience in at least many of the applied laboratory techniques including breeding of transgenic mouse lines, preparation of murine brains, immunohistology/cytology, PCR/genotyping, real time PCR (TaqMan), Sanger sequencing, Western blot, ELISA, primary cell cultures (incl. neurons), mESC cultures, maintaining cell lines, cloning, transfection, shRNA, microscopy techniques including live-cell imaging and confocal microscopy.
 
Applications are welcome from oversea students as well as EU nationals. The position is open starting March 2015 with a salary payed at a rate set by the German Research Foundation.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter with a statement of research interests, a curriculum vitae, and names of two referees to:

Angela M. Kaindl, MD, PhD
angela.kaindl@charite.de