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Postdoctoral Fellow in Neurodevelopment

Posted by , on 29 April 2019

Closing Date: 15 March 2021

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


Requirements:Individuals with a background in mouse genetics and handling, developmental biology, neuroscience, molecular and/or cell biology with a keen interest in developmental neuroscienceare encouraged to apply. Experience with rodent motor circuits or rodent motor or seizure behavior analysis is a big advantage.Technical experience with imaging, molecular biology, immunohistochemistry,in situhybridization, vertebrate embryonic model systemsare required. Technical experience with mouse embryo electroporation and /or neurite outgrowth/migration assayswill also be positively evaluated. The successful candidate will have or about to receive a a relevant discipline, have good communication skills and be proficient in written and spoken English. The most successful candidatewill have ahigh level of motivation, be organized, rigorous and have the ability to work both independently and within a team.

Application:Please submit your application (reference 2019SW7) by 31stMay 2019 to sara.wilson@umu.seby 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 Vitaeincluding: publication list, technical expertise, names and contact information for three referees.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr. Sara Wilson ( or Prof. Leif Carlsson (



We look forward to your application!

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