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Master Student Biology / Biotechnology

Eurac Research is looking for a

Master Student Biology / Biotechnology

The position is open to students attending Masters of Science in Biotechnology, Biology or related disciplines in the biomedicine field, who want to perform 9-12 months experimental thesis work.
The position is also open for post lauream students with a master’s degree in science (biology, biotechnology or related fields) for a period of 10 months (graduated not more than 12 months before the start of the internship).

Description of the project:
The Institute for Biomedicine at Eurac Research in Bolzano 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 Biology of Cardiac Health and Disease Group, we are investigating the molecular targets of genetic cardiovascular diseases leading to cardiac sudden death, in particular Arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy. In order to investigate the functional role of these targets, induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and iPSC-derived cardiomyocytes (CMs) derived from affected individuals are used as in vitro model for molecular biology and electrophysiology experiments.

Position description:
The Biology of Cardiac Health and Disease Group is offering one position for a 9-12 month project in the laboratory.
The beginning of the internship will be discussed with the selected candidate.
An internship compensation is foreseen.

Tasks:
The student will gain technical and scientific experience, which includes training to search literature and work with published data, and performing experimental work, including a broad range of state of the art molecular and cellular biology techniques and data evaluation.
Specifically:
· iPSCs culture and cardiomyogenic differentiation
· iPSC-derived CMs purification and treatments
· Real Time PCR
· Western Blot
· Immunofluorescence and confocal microscopy

Requirements:
· Molecular and cellular biology bases
· Previous basic laboratory experience will be an advantage.
· Good knowledge of English language
· Knowledge of either German or Italian language is an advantage
· Master students should have a contact Professor within their University that could support the practical training for the master’s degree studies at the Institute as an external site.

How to apply:
Interested candidates should submit their application (CV, cover letter and further relevant documents) within 31.03.2019 via Email to jobs.biomedicine@eurac.edu  stating “Cellular Cardiology 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:
Marzia De Bortoli
marzia.debortoli@eurac.edu; Tel: +39 0471 055 585.
 
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