[Eeglablist] PhD postion at the University of Tübingen, Germany

Christoph Braun christoph.braun at uni-tuebingen.de
Fri Jun 6 09:38:49 PDT 2014


Ph.D. position at the University of Tübingen, Germany in the EU-ITN project:

*Central effects of gut microbiota manipulation*

JOB DESCRIPTION
We invite applications for a three-year Early Stage Researcher (Ph.D. 
student) position being part of the Marie Curie Initial Training Network 
NeuroGut (www.neurogut.eu). A strong interest and background in 
neurosciences is wanted.

In animal models as well as in humans, the gut microbiota has been shown 
to modulate central functions, e.g. the ingestion behavior and response 
to stress. This has so far been shown to be associated with obesity and 
other eating disorders but not yet for gut functions and functional 
gastrointestinal disorders. Whether application of prebiotics and 
probiotics of different bacterial strains will affect central processing 
of gut and central (neurocognitive) stimuli is unknown but aim of the 
current project.

The candidate will learn one or more of the current state-of-the-art 
brain recording techniques  (preferentially magnetoencephalography) at 
the respective neuroimaging facilities at Tübingen University Medical 
Faculty, first by being involved in ongoing studies while preparing 
his/her own project. He/she will conduct a first study in healthy 
volunteers investigating the peripheral (microbiota) and central 
(sensory and neurocognitive) changes after acute and chronic intake of a 
probiotic (either as food or as drug). This will eventually be followed 
by a similar study in patients with either functional bowel disorders 
(such as the irritable bowel syndrome, IBS) or with psychiatric or 
neurologic dysfunctions.

Highly competitive salary as well as funds to participate in training 
activities of the NeuroGut network as well as in international 
conferences will be provided. The candidate will also enrol in the PhD 
program of the Graduate Training Center of Neuroscience at Eberhard 
Karls University Tübingen (http://www.neuroschool-tuebingen.de) for 
lectures, seminars, and other learning activities. Please send CV and 
application letter to Prof. Paul Enck at (paul.enck at uni-tuebingen.de). 
Application deadline for this position is June 30th, 2014. A decision 
will be communicated before July 31st, 2014. Further information on the 
European NeuroGut Initial Training Network can be found at [www.neurogut.eu]

ORGANISATION / INSTITUTE CONTACT DATA
University Hospital Tübingen, Germany
Department of Internal Medicine VI: Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy
- Research Laboratories - Director of Research: Prof. Dr. Paul Enck
Frondsbergstr. 23, 72076 Tübingen, Germany

E-MAIL: paul.enck at uni-tuebingen.de
PHONE office: +49 7071 29-89118; cell: +49 179 4986459, FAX: +49 7071 
29-4382
WEBSITE: http://www.psychosomatik-tuebingen.de/de/index.php

ENVISAGED JOB STARTING DATE: September 1st, 2014 or later
DEGREE: Master degree or equivalent in medical sciences, biological 
sciences, psychology or similar with an emphasis on neurosciences
IMPROTANT: Candidates must not have resided or carried out their main 
activity in Germany for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately 
prior to their recruitment. The candidate should not possess a Ph.D. and 
should have less than 4 years of research experience after graduation 
with a degree allowing to start a Ph.D. thesis.

-- 
Prof. Christoph Braun
MEG-Center
University of Tübingen
Otfried-Müller-Str. 47
72076 Tübingen
Germany

Tel: +49 (0)7071 29 87705
Fax: +49 (0)7071 29 5706
Email: christoph.braun at uni-tuebingen.de

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