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2 Summer students in Neurodegeneration

The Institute for Biomedicine at Eurac Research is conducting research in the fields of biomedicine, with a focus on neurodegeneration and cardiovascular medicine, integrating genetics and epidemiology data with functional characterization of molecular disease mechanisms with the view to clinical application of research findings.

As part of the focus of the Translational Genomics research group and the Molecular Neurodegeneration group, we are searching for genetic variants that contribute to onset and/or progression of disease of the central nervous system (e.g. PD, epilepsy, pain etc). We are building on such genetic data to functionally investigate specific genes and their protein products. With this information, we establish experimental models (e.g. induced pluripotent stem cells, iPSCs, derived from PD patients) that mimic pathogenic processes with the aim of identifying molecular pathways that are relevant for PD pathogenesis. The selected candidates will carry out cellular and molecular biology experiments, immunofluorescence, end-point cellular assays, RNA and protein level analysis focused on the characterization of intracellular pathways involved in misfolded protein aggregation and degradation (e.g. autophagy) and mitochondrial function.

 

Tasks:

  • Cell culture
  • Western Blot
  • RT-PCR
  • Plasmid preparation
  • End point assay
  • Microscopy

 

Requirements:

  • Student in the fields of biological sciences or related disciplines (chemistry, medicine and medical biotechnology)
  • Experience in cell culture and molecular biology techniques

 

We offer:

  • Summer Internship for 2 – 3 months
  • Internship compensation
  • An international and multidisciplinary team of investigators supported by state-of-the-art instrumentation and modern laboratory space

 

How to apply:

Interested candidates should submit their application (CV, cover letter and further relevant documents) by 29.02.2020 via Email to jobs.biomedicine@eurac.edu stating "Summer Student" as subject:

Eurac Research
Institute for Biomedicine

Via Galvani 31 – 39100 Bolzano
Email: jobs.biomedicine@eurac.edu - www.eurac.edu
Tel: +39 0471 055 500 / Fax: + 39 0471 055 599

For further information please contact Corrado Corti at corrado.corti@eurac.edu or Mattia Volta at mattia.volta@eurac.edu.


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