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.
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.
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.
An employment application must contain the following documents in English or Swedish:
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|
|Last application date||11.Jan.2017 11:59 PM CET|