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Postdoctoral Position Available – University of Heidelberg

Por - mayo 30, 2018

Prof. Jan Siemens ⎜ University of Heidelberg ⎜ Department of Pharmacology ⎜ Im Neuenheimer Feld 366 ⎜ 69120 Heidelberg ⎜ Germany

We are looking for a postdoctoral candidate with an interest in thermal biology. Prior experience using electrophysiological recording techniques would be an asset, in particular brain slice recordings.

The ability to regulate body temperature is essential to maintain homeostasis. Even slight deviations from 37°Celsius can affect a wide range of biological processes. The central thermostat that regulates body temperature has been found to reside in the preoptic area and the anterior part of the hypothalamus. Surprisingly, very little is known about the neuronal networks and molecular mechanisms orchestrating body temperature regulation. Using the mouse as a model system we are interested in understanding central and peripheral mechanisms that govern thermal homeostasis.

For more information on the ERC funded Siemens-lab see: http://www.siemenslab.de/

Starting Date: flexible – preferably between middle of 2018 and middle of 2019

Interested candidates should send CV, brief description of research background & interests and names of two or three referees to: jan.siemens@pharma.uni-heidelberg.de