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PhD candidate position on the role of enteric glia in the assembly and maintenance of the enteric nervous system

Posted by , on 8 October 2019

Closing Date: 15 March 2021

We are looking for a highly motivated and talented PhD candidate to investigate the role of enteric glial cells in the assembly and maintenance of the intrinsic neural circuits that regulate gastrointestinal function and homeostasis.

During the course of this PhD research project, which will take place at Maastricht University (The Netherlands), novel genetic and neurophysiological tools will be combined with cutting-edge live cell microscopy techniques to study the role of enteric glial cells in enteric neuron connectivity. You will make use of in vivo models to investigate how enteric glial cells adapt to safeguard gastrointestinal function and homeostasis. You will run a research project in an international multidisciplinary lab and collaborate with (inter)national research groups to complement the know-how within our research group with state-of-the-art external expertise. This PhD position is part of a NWO-funded Vidi project, entitled “Glia of the bowel, landscapers in the second brain” that was recently awarded to Dr. Werend Boesmans.

For more details:

Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from: dr. Werend Boesmans (w.boesmans[at] Interested candidates should send a letter of motivation, a detailed CV and the contact details of two referents.

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