Postdoctoral research in Perinatal Neuroscience at Gothenburg, Sweden Mar 2022

Sweden

Postdoctoral researcher position to develop treatment targets for the prevention and treatment of intracerebral haemorrhage and perinatal brain injury is available for applicants with doctoral degree and extensive practical laboratory experience at the Department of Physiology, University of Gothenburg, Sweden-March 2022.

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General Info

Position: Post Doctoral Researcher
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: , , ,
Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 2 Years
Salary: According to standard norms

Workplace:
Department of Physiology

University of Gothenburg, Sweden

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Qualification Details

To qualify as a postdoctoral researcher the applicant should hold a PhD in a relevant subject. Since postdoctoral constitutes a qualifying appointment for junior researchers, we aim to target those who have a doctoral degree not older than 3 years from the application deadline.

Assessment

We are looking for an ambitious and motivated candidate with a particular interest in neuroscience wet lab experiments. For the appointment, a strong background in extensive practical laboratory experience is required. Proven skills and knowledge on immunohistochemistry staining and bioinformatics, are meritorious.  Other important qualifications are excellent oral, and more importantly, ability to write adequately in English. Further, proven ability to write coherent scientific text with at least one published or submitted manuscript where the applicant is the first author and wrote a major part of the text. Great emphasis will be placed on personal suitability.

Responsibilities/Job Description

Subject area

Perinatal Neuroscience

Subject area description

Cerebral palsy is the most common severe neurological disability in children and is strongly associated with brain injuries suffered during preterm birth. In Sweden, the prevalence of cerebral palsy is 43.7 cases per 1,000 preterm births at 28 to 31 weeks gestation. We still do not fully understand the etiology of the disease, and there are currently no efficient treatments for these conditions.  Advances in the care of premature infants have meant that more of these babies survive, but the downside to this is that the rates of preterm brain injury such as intracerebral hemorrhage have also increased. Our research goal is to develop treatment targets for the prevention and treatment of intracerebral hemorrhage and perinatal brain injury.

Job assignments

The research projects will involve the analysis of protein expression on brain tissue sections, the evaluation of preterm brain injury using transgenic mice. The tasks include hands-on experimental molecular biological work, and writing manuscripts and scientific reports.

The position requires to work independently as well as in collaboration with both national and international colleagues. There will be opportunities to teach and to supervise PhD students and other students.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: PAR 2022/322

Application Procedure

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system.

  1. A cover letter describing the applicant's research interests
  2. A complete curriculum vitae, including the date of the dissertation, the title of the dissertation, the names of the supervisors, and a complete list of publications
  3. Contact information (name, e-mail, telephone number) to two personal references

In order to apply for a position at the University of Gothenburg, you have to register an account in our online recruitment system. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is submitted before the deadline.

Please enclose PhD certificate with the application.

About the Department

The University of Gothenburg tackles society’s challenges with diverse knowledge. 56 000 students and 6 600 employees make the university a large and inspiring place to work and study. Strong research and attractive study programmes attract scientists and students from around the world. With new knowledge and new perspectives, the University contributes to a better future.

At the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, at the Sahlgrenska Academy, we conduct research and education covering a wide range of knowledge areas. The institute comprises five different departments: Clinical Neuroscience, Health and Rehabilitation, Pharmacology, Physiology and Psychiatry and Neurochemistry.

The Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, invites applications for a postdoctor position in perinatal neuroscience at the Department of Physiology.

About the Employer:

Note

The employment is limited (temporary) for 24 months, 100% of full-time and is placed at the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology. Starting date; as soon as possible or as agreed.

Information for International Applicants

Choosing a career in a foreign country is a big step. Thus, to give you a general idea of what we and Gothenburg have to offer in terms of benefits and life in general for you and your family/spouse/partner please visit:

https://www.gu.se/english/welcomeservices/staff

https://www.movetogothenburg.com/

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Contact details

If you have questions regarding the employment please contact Professor Xiaoyang Wang, phone;031-7863260, e-mail;[email protected].

Manager in charge is Assistant Head of Department Holger Nilsson, phone;031-786 35 18, e-mail;[email protected].

Application documents are not to be submitted through the contact persons.

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