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PhD Student - Department of Psychiatry­­,­­ Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics 17.06.2022 Universitätsklinikum Frankfurt am Main
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PhD Student - Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics
am Main
Aktualität: 17.06.2022


17.06.2022, Universitätsklinikum Frankfurt
am Main
PhD Student - Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics
Data acquisition (MR-Imaging, computer based behavioural testing, patient interviews, processing of biological samples) Data analysis (analysis of MR-data, behavioural tasks and bio samples including gut microbiome and blood data) Presentation of your work at national/international conferences, writing manuscripts and conference abstracts
(We are targeting applicants of all genders) Part time (TV-L E13, 65 %) | initially limited to 3 years | Announcement number: 503-2022 We are seeking a motivated PhD student in the Neurometabolic Circuitry Group at the Department of Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy in collaboration with the Fraunhofer Institute for Translational Medicine and Pharmacology ITMP starting from the earliest possible date. The Neurometabolic Circuitry group investigates the involvement of gut-brain interactions in psychiatric disorders. We use neuroimaging, behavioral assessment, gut microbiome analysis and inflammatory profiling to gain a deeper understanding on how peripheral signals modulate mood states and behavior in affective disorders. In this project, we aim to identify the role of insulin resistance and low-grade inflammation in the pathophysiology of Major Depression by combined assessment of fMRI, blood and gut microbiome data. Previous experience in working with patients and expertise in brain imaging and/or experience with programming is advantageous. You should have a keen interest in translational research and the discovery of novel therapeutics. An excellent command of English is essential. Willingness to learn German is a plus. Apply now