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PhD position in functional and pharmacological analysis of neuropeptide signaling

Pharmacology, Peptides, Chemical Biology
Medical University of Vienna, Center for Physiology and Pharmacology


We are looking for a PhD candidate with a strong interest in neuropeptides, peptidomics, receptor pharmacology and/or molecular signal transduction. Our group focuses on the chemical and pharmacological analysis of nature-derived peptides for drug discovery.


The position is available as of July/August 2017 in the group of Associate Professor Christian Gruber at the Center for Physiology and Pharmacology, Medical University of Vienna. We offer you an FWF-funded position and the possibility to conduct research at the cutting-edge of chemistry, peptide biology and pharmacology in an interdisciplinary and excellent scientific environment. Students will be enrolled in the PhD program “Molecular Signal Transduction” and are required to have a Diploma or a Masters’ Degree in medicine, biochemistry, biology, chemistry or any related subject. Salary is paid according to the FWF scheme.


Candidates should have a strong interest in receptor pharmacology with a background and basic skills in either of the following fields: (i) peptide analysis (HPLC, mass spectrometry, MALDI imaging), (ii) peptide chemistry (peptide design and synthesis), or (iii) cell culture and molecular signaling (second messenger assays, qPCR). Excellent written and oral English language skills are essential. Please send your application (pdf) including a short C.V., brief statement of previous experience and the contact details of at least two referees via e-mail to Christian Gruber.


Name: Assoc. Prof. Christian Gruber

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