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The section of Molecular Neurophysiology is offering a postdoctoral researcher position to examine dysfunctions of neurotransmission in the basal ganglia of mouse models of Parkinson’s disease. The focus is on the subunit composition of the NMDA type of glutamate receptor. The laboratory uses electrophysiological and electrochemical approaches to measure neuronal activity and neurotransmitter release in acute brain slices. These methods are combined with histochemical, biochemical and behavioral approaches.

The postdoctoral researcher will use different animal models of Parkinson’s disease to develop novel strategies to identify dysfunctions in neurotransmission and plasticity in Parkinson’s disease. The postdoctoral researcher will use brain slice electrophysiology and electrochemistry in combination with pharmacological tools, Western blotting and histochemistry.

Entry requirements
A person is eligible for a position as Postdoctoral Researcher if he or she has obtained a PhD no more than seven years before the last date of employment as postdoc. The term can be extended under special circumstances.

The applicant must hold a PhD in Neuroscience or other related fields.

We are seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic and creative person. An absolute requirement is a strong interest in neurophysiology and proficiency in slice electrophysiology (patch-clamp). The applicant must have excellent knowledge of the field of Parkinson’s disease and should be able to perform electrophysiological experiments as well as immunohistochemistry and Western blotting.

Other requirements
The applicant should have good communication skills and ability to work productively in a small team of researchers. The candidate is expected to have excellent abilities to smoothly interact with other researchers in the group. Emphasis will be placed on personal ability and previous research experience.

Application process
An employment application must contain the following documents in English or Swedish:

  1. A complete curriculum vitae, including date of the thesis defence, title of the thesis, previous academic positions, academic title, current position, academic distinctions, and committee work
  2. A complete list of publications
  3. A summary of current work (no more than one page)
  4. Verifications for crediting of illness, military service, work for labour unions or student organisations, parental leave or similar circumstances
  5. Verification from the thesis defence committee or the equivalent (only if the thesis defence is scheduled within three months after the application deadline)

The application is to be submitted through the MyNetwork recruitment system.

Type of employment Visstidsanställning längre än 6 månader
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100%
City Solna
County Stockholms län
Country Sweden
Reference number 2-5199/2016
  • Karima Chergui, group leader,
Union representative
  • Bo Rydqvist, SACO, 08-524 872 67,
  • Magnus Anå, OFR, 08-524 864 37,
  • Henry Wölling, SEKO, 08-524 840 80,
Published 21.Dec.2016
Last application date 11.Jan.2017 11:59 PM CET

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