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• Shedding light on myopia using congenital stationary night blindness • Shedding light on myopia by studying retinitis pigmentosa

The PhD positions are part of the MSCA Doctoral Network 'MyoTreat', Myopia - from genes and environment to cellular responses and treatment. We are seeking two motivated and intellectually curious PhD students to work on projects addressing the role of differentially regulated genes appearing in mouse model respectively with retinitis pigmentosa and with congenital stationary night blindness, showing also myopia.

 Projects techniques

• Gene expression studies (RT qPCR)
• Biochemical methods (immunohistochemistry, dopamine measurements using HPLC)
• Non-invasive optical measurement techniques for measurement in alert animals (photorefraction, electroretinography, optical coherence tomography)

Eligibility criteria

• Shall not have resided or carried out his/her main activity (work, studies etc.) in France for more than 12 months in the 36 months immediately before the recruitment date.
• Shall not already be in possession of a doctoral degree.
• Can be of any nationality.

Selection process

Doctoral candidates will be selected based on scientific qualification and experience, research interest, additional knowledge/skills and their motivation to participate in an intersectoral research-training program. 
Please send : 
• your CV, specifying the title of the position
• a 1-page letter of intent
• the contact details of one or two academic referees
• transcripts and diplomas of Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees.

All documents must be in French or English. Any translations must be certified.
These documents will be sent to Dr. Christina ZEITZ

Deadline for submissions : Novembre 30th 2023.
The 2 PhD positions will start in early 2024.