PhD Position in Spinal Cord Injury Research

Paracelsus Medizinischen Privatuniversität



Job Description

The Urological Research Team of the Spinal Cord Injury and Tissue Regeneration Center Salzburg (SCI-TReCS) at the Paracelsus Medical University (PMU) is offering a fully funded PhD position in neuro-urological research within the PMU PhD program. More information available on the following webpage.

SCI-TReCS was founded in 2012 with the aim to investigate regenerative mechanisms in the field of spinal cord injury. The Urological research team focusses primarily on functional and structural changes of the urinary bladder after a spinal cord injury and to develop therapies to treat neurogenic bladder dysfunctions. Synergistic effects on spinal cord regeneration and other therapy based effects are also assessed in close collaboration with other intramural and external research partners. The PMU offers a cutting-edge microscopy facility and well-equipped research laboratories. The Neuro-Urology/SCI-TReCS offers a high-end recording station for functional bladder analysis and access to an organ bath.

Possible Start of work: October 1, 2019

Remuneration: The gross remuneration per month (14x per year) is based on the actual FWF recommendations for a PhD position and is listed with: EUR 2.162,40. (FWF)

For further information please visit: SCI-TReCS 


Job Requirements

You are a scientist in the field of biology / pharmacy / veterinary medicine / human medicine with proven experience in rodents (rat model) with skills in handling, surgical skills and behavioral assessments. Knowledge in the field of spinal cord injury is a further plus as well as experience in one or more of the following areas: Histology, Immunohistochemistry, fluorescence microscopy, RNA/Protein analyses, and you are motivated to perform highly competitive mechanistic research / in vivo models in the field of spinal cord injury and neuro-urology as part of a growing team of excellent researchers.

PhD topic: “An anti-inflammatory drug as target to promote spinal cord and urinary bladder structural and functional regeneration after SCI”


Apply Information

You are invited to send a short CV, motivation letter (max. 1 page) & max. 3 references (name/e-mail address) to Professor Ludwig Aigner AND Mag. Gabriele Steinkogler

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