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Tinnitus involves changes (increases and decreases) in spontaneous neuronal activity in various regions of the auditory pathway. The molecular mechanisms …
Tinnitus involves changes (increases and decreases) in spontaneous neuronal activity in various regions of the auditory pathway. The molecular mechanisms causing these changes are unknown. We will use mouse models and a variety of molecular, physiological and behavioral assessments to test the hypothesis that changes in neuronal chloride homeostasis switch excitatory and inhibitory synaptic activity and, thereby, alter spontaneous neuronal activity. The project will be supervised by Dr. Sonja Pyott and Prof. Pim van Dijk.
- Master degree in (molecular) biology, neuroscience, medical sciences or a related field. In line with EU requirments, this qualifying degree must have been acquired within the 4 years preceeding the start of your appointment.
- Programming experience, especially with Matlab, or other related programming tools
- Inquisitive, critical, and independent research attitude
- Excellent communication skills and a team player mentality
- Excellent written and spoken English language skills.
- Interest in working in an international environment and in interacting with patients
- Active participation in training and dissemination activities of the European Training Network TIN-ACT.
- In line with the requirements of EU ETN projects, applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity in the Netherlands for more than 12 months in the 3 year period immediately prior to the start date. See tinact.eu for a full description of this mobility requirement.
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Department of Otorhinolaryngology
This is a PhD position at the Otorhinolaryngology Department of the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG). The UMCG is one of the largest hospitals in the Netherlands. More than 12.500 employees provide patient care, are involved in medical education and perform cutting-edge scientific research focused around the theme of ‘Healthy and Active Ageing’. Research at the UMCG is characterized by close interactions between fundamental and patient oriented clinical research.
The Otorhinolaryngology Department and the research program 'Healthy Ageing and Communication' aim at a better understanding of hearing disorders with the goal to contribute to their relief. This research program combines fundamental research on hearing with cross-disciplinary approaches to explore interactions between hearing and other factors, such as cognitive processing, ageing, and signal processing in hearing aids and cochlear implants.
As a PhD student you will collaborate with group members from diverse backgrounds, such as engineering, medical sciences, audiology, biology and medical physics. You will work toward a dissertation, and present your research in at least three contributions to high-impact international journals. Your research will be embedded in the EU-funded Innovative Training Network ‘TIN-ACT: Tinnitus Assessment, Causes and Treatments'.