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Posted by , on 5 July 2019

Closing Date: 15 March 2021


Applications are invited from highly motivated individuals interested in fundamental mechanisms of neurodevelopment and disease.The focus of the project is to understand neural developmental and behavioural phenotypes in mouse models of Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC1 conditional mouse mutant). The fellowship is in the laboratories of Sara Wilson at the Department of Integrative Medical Biology (IMB), and Leif Carlsson at UCMM both laboratories at Umeå University, Sweden. The facilities provide an interactive modern environment with easy access to good core facilities. The fellowship is administratively placed at IMB, which is an interdisciplinary department focusing on questions in basic and medical sciences. The fellowship is funded for two years and is available immediately. The working ‘day to day’ language in the laboratories is English.


Background of the candidate:

Scientists with a keen interest in developmental neuroscience are encouraged to apply!

Technical experience with mouse genetics and handling, developmental biology, neuroscience, molecular and/or cell biology. Experience with rodent behaviour analysis is an advantage but not required.Technical experience with imaging, molecular biology, immunohistochemistryin situ hybridisation, vertebrate embryonic model systems is advantageous. Technical experience with embryo electroporation and /or neurite outgrowth/migration assays will also be positively evaluated. Full training will be given!


Qualifications of the candidate:

The successful candidate will have or about to receive a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline, have good communication skills and be proficient in written and spoken English. The most successful scientist will have a high level of motivation, be organised  rigorous and have the ability to work both independently and within a team.



Please submit your application (reference 2019SW7) by 20thAugust 2019 to by sending the following documents as a single pdf file:

  • A short cover letter (not more than 1 page) to include a description of your research experience and suitability for the position.
  • Curriculum Vitae including: publication list, technical expertise, names and contact information for three referees.

We look forward to your application!

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