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PhD project: Image-based phenotypic screening in toxicology

ABG-83748 Thesis topic
2019-03-15 Salaire à négocier
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Recetox, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University
Brno - Czech republic
PhD project: Image-based phenotypic screening in toxicology
  • Biology
  • Biochemistry
  • Health, human and veterinary medicine
phenotypic screening, toxicology, microscopic imaging, in vitro cell cultures, molecular biology, biomedical sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, life sciences

Description

The Ph.D. project will focus on

(1) the development of techniques and protocols for image-based microscopy assays (traditional or 3D in vitro cell and tissue models), robotized workflows and automated quantitative image analysis of toxicologically/pharmacologically relevant cellular and tissue events.

(2) These assays will be used for assessment of chemical effects (hazardous environmental contaminants, new bioactive compounds of pharmacological interest) and their links to apical adverse or disease-related outcomes.

Funding category

Public funding alone (i.e. government, region, European, international organization research grant)

Funding further details

Presentation of host institution and host laboratory

Recetox, Faculty of Science, Masaryk University

RECETOX, the research centre at the Masaryk University in Brno, Czech Republic, is focused on the research and education in cross-cutting area of Environment and Health, namely interactions among chemicals, the environment, and biological systems, including environmental and health risk assessments, more about us at www.recetox.muni.cz.

We invite applications for a Ph.D. position in Environmental Health Sciences Ecotoxicology to work in the group of Cell and Tissue Toxicology led by Assoc. Prof. Pavel Babica 

Candidate's profile

  • Complete MSc. or equivalent degree in  biomedical, toxicological, pharmaceutical or life sciences (or related fields)
  • Solid background and experience in microscopic imaging, in vitro cell cultures and molecular biology, is an advantage
  • Ability to work independently but as a team member
  • Good knowledge of English, both oral and written

Application deadline

2019-04-15
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