Researcher position in neurophysiology
Sort on published: 2017-09-22
Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 40,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.5 billion.
At the Department of Neuroscience, we are working hard to increase our knowledge and insights into this area as well as into large areas of our musculoskeletal system and its disorders. A major objective with our research is to develop novel strategies to prevent and treat diseases and injuries in the nervous system and musculoskeletal system. By participating in different educational programs and courses, scientists at the Department communicate their knowledge to a wide range of future professional specialists – for example nurses, physicians, physiotherapists, speech pathologists and biomedical researchers.
We are about 130 employees, 100 graduate students and numerous young postdoctoral fellows. Moreover, a large number of professionals carry out research and teaching at Uppsala University Hospital (Akademiska sjukhuset) within the framework of the Department’s activity. Basic research is predominantly carried out the Uppsala University Biomedical Center (BMC) and clinical research at various units in Akademiska sjukhuset.
Work description: The project focuses on establishing a biologically relevant in vitro neuromuscular junction on an innovative microelectrode array chip as a model system for studying neuromuscular physiology and disorders.
Qualifications: To qualify for an employment as a researcher, the applicant must hold a doctor’s degree in Neuroscience or ingeneering.
Additional qualifications: Having performed a postdoc in neuroscience, preferably in neurophysiology.
Criteria for ranking: Essential skills are:
- Practical experience with primary cell culture of muscle cells and neurons, as well as microscopy, on the Mea1k chip.
- Proficiency in programming using Matlab, python and strong familiarity with Linux with the ability to write codes independently.
- An ability to work effectively, independently and a willingness to learn new skills and techniques.
- Strong English skills with a publication record in international, peer reviewed journals.
- Strong skills in experimental design and interpretation, and scientific writing.
-Documented courses in experimental animal work (Felasa C or similar) as well as practical skills in electrophysiology are also highly valued.
Pay: Individual salary
For further information about the position please contact
Associate professor Anna Rostedt Punga, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You are welcome to submit your application no later than October 8th 2017, UFV-PA 2017/3261.
We decline offers of recruitment and advertising help. We only accept the application the way described in the advertisement.
Placement: Department of Neuroscience
Type of employment: Full time , Permanent position
Pay: Fixed pay
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko 018-471 3315
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2017/3261
Last application date: 2017-10-08