PhD student in neurobiology within the area of neurodegenerative diseases
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The laboratory of Molecular Geriatrics is situated at Rudbeck laboratory and is closely connected to the clinical activity of the memory disorder unit at the University hospital. Our research is focused on cellular and molecular mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases and is performed in collaboration with national and international research groups.
Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of age-related neurodegenerative disease and causes much suffering for the patients and their families. Knowledge about the cellular mechanisms behind the initiation and spreading of the disease is still very limited. Decades of research have focused on neuronal abnormalities during the disease progression, but recently more and more attention has been given to glial cells. Being the most numerous glial cell type, astrocytes have great impact on the brain environment and may constitute a potent treatment target. The overall aim with our research is to clarify the involvement of astrocytes in the initiation and progression of Alzheimer’s disease and to investigate their therapeutic potential. The PhD project will be focused on studies on tau pathology in astrocytes by investigations of advanced cell culture systems and analysis of patient samples.
We welcome applications from highly motivated candidates who have a Master of Science degree in n biomedicine, biology, biotechnology, pharmaceutical science or equivalent education. The applicant needs to have a good knowledge in written and spoken English.
Experience of working with advanced cellular model systems for neurodegenerative disease is highly qualifying, as well as experience of culturing human astrocytes and performing immunocytochemical and immunohistochemical stainings. Furthermore, it is desirable that the applicant is familiar with several of the following techniques: aggregation assays, ELISA, Western blot, fluorescence, time-lapse and electron microscopy.
More information about the employment:
Postgraduate education comprises four years of full-time studies. Other tasks relating to education and administrative work maybe included within the scope of empoment (max 20%) which extends the employment period with a correspondning period.
Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University's rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/?languageId=1.
Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.
Starting date: As agreed.
Type of employment: Temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7.
Scope of employment: 100 %
For further information about the position please contact:
Anna Erlandsson, Associate professor, firstname.lastname@example.org, 018-4715030
The application should contain a letter describing the applicant’s qualifications and research interests, CV, copies of relevant degrees and contact information for at least two references.
The selection of candidates will be performed according to the following criteria: fulfillment of the eligibility requirements, personal suitability, previous work experience and / or research in the related field. The supervisors, together with the department’s research education group, will make the final selection. The Medicine and Pharmacy Research Education Committee is the body that formally accepts the student.
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.
Please submit your application by September 2nd 2019, UFV-PA 2019/2750.
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Placement: Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/2750
Last application date: 2019-09-02
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