PhD position in Pharmaceutical Bioscience
Sort on published: 2017-09-14
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The Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences carries out research within a row different areas and education in biochemistry, pharmacology, pharmacotherapy, pharmacokinetics, toxicology and pharmacometrics. More information about the department and its activities can be found at www.farmbio.uu.se
Duties/Project description: The overall aim of this project is to identify and characterize novel peptides that for example are involved in the mechanisms underlying the ontogeny of obesity and the metabolic syndrome. This will be done by using a mass spectrometry-based peptidomics approach and other molecular/biochemical methods focusing on endocrine adipose tissue, other peripheral organs, and brain by integrating human and animal studies.
Requirements: The applicant should have MSc degree in a relevant area (e.g. Pharmacy, Biomedicine, Chemistry, or Molecular biology). Experience in mass spectrometry, peptidomics, bioinformatics, or experimental toxicological/biomedical research is desirable. Excellent skills in oral and written English are required. Good skills in Swedish are desirable.
We intend to recruit the candidate who, in an assessment of motivation, competence, skill and documented qualifications, is most deemed to be the best person to carry out and develop the project.
The successful applicant will be supported by an employment as a PhD student for 4 full years and primarily engage in research. Other work at the Department such as teaching and administration can optionally be included (max 20%).
Application:Applications should include a brief description of research interests and relevant experience, a CV, copies of diplomas and certificates, thesis as well as other relevant documents that the applicant wishes to refer to.
Rules governing Ph.D. candidates are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala university's rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/search/?hits=30&languageId=1&search-language_en=English
Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.
Pay: According to local agreement for PhD students and teaching assistants.
Starting: By agreement, temporary position
Working hours: 100 %
For further information about the position please contact assistant professor Oskar Karlsson 070-5487266 or e-mail Oskar.Karlsson@farmbio.uu.se
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You are welcome to submit your application no later than 2017-10-04 UFV-PA 2017/3258.
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Placement: Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed pay
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2017/3258
Last application date: 2017-10-04