Postdoc in Cell Biology / Molecular Neuroscience Imaging and electrophysiology of insulin secretion
Sort on published: 2018-05-24
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 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.
The Department of Medical Cell Biology (MCB) at Uppsala University has a strong and international research environment with over 100 scientists, including around 25 PhD students, 20 postdocs and 30 researchers and professors.
MCB has a strong commitment to diabetes research and is part of the national EXODIAB network (http://www.exodiab.se/). There is excellent access to core facilities for imaging and other relevant technologies through the nearby national SciLifeLab.
You are expected to conduct research into the mechanisms of fusion pore behavior during exocytosis, its regulation and consequences for hormone secretion. This involves experimental work using high-resolution imaging and electrophysiology and related techniques, and active participation in the day to day operation and mission of the lab, including supervision of research students and participation in the writing of grant application and publications. Limited teaching and administrative duties are also part of the position up to a maximum of 20 %.
PhD in cell biology, neuroscience, biophysics or other fields relevant for the position, and a solid publication record of related peer-reviewed research. Extensive experience with high resolution imaging or patch clamp electrophysiology is a requirement. Additional merits are prior experience in the fields of membrane fusion and fission or image analysis. To qualify for postdoc employment, the PhD must have been obtained no more than three years prior to the application date (periods of for example sick- or parental leave are deductible). Applications are judged according to eligibility, previous experience and scientific excellence within related ﬁelds, and personal suitability.
Your application should include:
- Cover letter motivating your interest in the position and your suitability (no more than 2 pages)
- Curriculum vitae
- Complete list of publications
- Summary of current work (no more than one page)
- Names and contact info for 2-3 references
Pay: Individual salary
Starting date: 2018-08-01, or as otherwise agreed
Working hours: 100 %
Type of employment: Time limited employment until 2020-07-31
For further information about the position please contact: Associate Prof. Sebastian Barg, Sebastian.Barg@mcb.uu.se, 018-471 4660
You are welcome to submit your application no later than June 14, 2018, UFV-PA 2018/1749.
We decline offers of recruitment and advertising help. We only accept the application the way described in the advertisement.
Placement: Department of Medical Cell Biology
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed Salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/1749
Last application date: 2018-06-14