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Postdoctoral Fellow in Neurodevelopment

Posted by , on 18 January 2018

Closing Date: 15 March 2021

Applications are invited from highly motivated individuals who are interested in fundamental mechanisms of neuronal migration and axon guidance. The main focus of our research is to understand the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying the development of neural circuits using the embryonic spinal cord as a model system ( The fellowship is funded for two years and is available immediately upon approvals. The laboratory is located at IMB, Umeå University, Sweden. IMB is an interdisciplinary department, which focuses on questions in basic and medical sciences and provides an interactive modern environment with easy access to good core facilities. The working ‘day to day’ language in the laboratory is English.

Requirements: Individuals with a background in developmental biology, neuroscience, molecular and or cell biology or related discipline and with a keen interest in developmental neuroscience are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will have or about to receive a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline and be proficient in written and spoken English. Technical experience with imaging, vertebrate embryonic model systems – especially mouse handling and genetics, chick or mouse embryo electroporation and /or neurite outgrowth assays, is a big advantage although full training will be given. Experience with molecular/cellular biology will be positively evaluated. The most successful candidate will have a high level of motivation, be creative, organized, rigorous and have the ability to work both independently and within a team.

Please submit your application (reference 2018SW200) by 23rd February 2018 to by sending the following documents as pdf files:

1) A short cover letter (not more than 1 page) to include a description of your research experience and suitability for the position.

2) Curriculum Vitae including: publication list, technical expertise, names and contact information for three referees.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr. Sara Wilson (

We look forward to your application!

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