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Neurodegeneration, aging, stem cells and wound healing in zebrafish


The German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) investigates the causes of diseases of the nervous system and develops strategies for prevention, treatment and care. It is an institution within the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers with nine sites across Germany (Berlin, Bonn, Dresden, Göttingen, Magdeburg, Munich, Rostock/Greifswald, Tübingen and Witten). The DZNE cooperates closely with universities, their clinics and other research facilities.

We offer an exciting international research environment at the DZNE in Munich to study the effects of zebrafish loss of function mutants in the progranulin genes in zebrafish. In close collaboration with the Laboratory of Dr. Jovica Ninkovic at the Helmholtz Zentrum Munich we will further determine the effect of the mutations on wound healing and neuronal stem cells. This project will enable us to identify molecular mechanisms of the neurodegenerative diseases FTD and NCL as well as the regenerative processes in the brain. 

Employment, payment and social benefits are determined by the Publ Sector Collective Agreement of Germany (Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst – TVöD Bund). The DZNE is an equal opportunity employer. It especially welcomes and encourages disabled individuals to apply.

We are looking for highly motivated candidates with a solid background in genetics, biochemistry and neurobiology. Experience working with zebrafish is desired but not mandatory. Fluency in spoken and written English is required.


Please send a single PDF file with a CV and motivation letter to:

Dr. Bettina Schmid

German Center for Neuro-

degenerative Diseases (DZNE)


D- 81377 München



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