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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Neurodevelopment

Posted by , on 19 November 2015

Closing Date: 15 March 2021

Applications are invited from highly motivated and creative individuals who are interested in studying 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 currently funded for two years and is available immediately. The laboratory is located at the Umeå Centre for Molecular Medicine (UCMM), Umeå University, Sweden. UCMM is an interdisciplinary department, which focuses on questions in basic medical sciences and developmental biology and provides an interactive modern environment with good core facilities.


Requirements: Individuals with a background in developmental biology, neuroscience, molecular and 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 chick or mouse electroporation, mouse handling and genetics is a big advantage although training will be given. Experience with molecular, cellular and/or evolutionary biology will be positively considered. The most successful candidate will have a high level of motivation, be creative, organized and rigorous and have the ability to work both independently and within a team.


Please submit your application (reference 2015SW100) by 16th December 2015 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. S.I. Wilson (

We look forward to your application!

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