Postdoctoral researcher (f/m/x) in neurobiology and neurodegeneration research.
The Klinikum rechts der Isar university hospital of the Technical University of Munich is a major European center of medical care and education and teaching with 1,161 beds and around 6,000 employees. Every year around 65,000 patients benefit from inpatient and around 265,000 patients from outpatient care. The hospital is a supra-maximal care home that covers the entire spectrum of modern medicine. Since 2003, the Klinikum rechts der Isar is an institute of public law of the Free State of Bavaria. The Klinikum rechts der Isar of the Technische Universität München (TUM) looks forward to receiving applications for the position as Postdoctoral researcher (f/m/x) in neurobiology and neurodegeneration research The laboratory of Prof. Dr. Stefan Lichtenthaler studies the molecular mechanisms underlying neurodegenerative diseases, with a focus on cell surface proteases, such as ADAM10 and BACE1, as well as the role of microglia in Alzheimer’s disease pathology. Specifically, the lab uses proteomic, biochemical and molecular and cell biological techniques as well as animal models. More information is found on our webpage dzne.de/lichtenthaler. We offer excellent projects and training in neurodegeneration and protease research. We are an international and interdisciplinary team, are part of several larger research consortia (e.g. DFG-funded excellence cluster SyNergy in Munich and a European JPND project) and are located in the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases in Munich-Großhadern. Your tasks: Recently, several Alzheimer risk genes (e.g. TREM2) have been discovered which are selectively expressed in microglia, the brain-resident immune cells. As part of an international JPND research consortium, you will elucidate the mechanism and function of different microglia-related Alzheimer risk gene variants. To achieve this goal, you will perform research on human induced pluripotent stem...