Uppsala University, Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our ultimate goal is to conduct education and research of the highest quality and relevance to make a long-term difference in society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has over 45,000 students, more than 7,000 employees and a turnover of around SEK 7 billion.

Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences has 140 employees and a number of visiting researchers and fellow students. The department has twelve research groups with a common administration and we are doing research and teaching in pharmaceutical cell biology / biochemistry, pharmacology, pharmaceutical and drug addiction, pharmacotherapy, pharmacokinetics, pharmacometry, clinical pharmacy, bioinformatics, imaging mass spectrometry, molecular neuropharmacology, immunology, biological drugs / biotechnology as well as toxicology and drug safety. More information about the department and its activities can be found at www.farmbio.uu.se

Research group in the Neuropharmacology, Addiction and Behavior 

Duties/Project description: This project aims to determine the effectiveness of the novel pharmaceutical tools targeting psychiatric diseases such as schizophrenia, major depressive disorder and diseases causing impaired cognition. The PhD student is expected to perform behavioral tests as well as biochemical analysis methods in order to investigate the effects of these drugs.  


Requirements: A degree in biomedicine, pharmacy or other relevant subject area and further education in e.g. neuroscience is a requirement (at least 240 credits). The applicant should have extensive experience (over 3 years)  in working with laboratory animals. A completed FELASA C course is required. 

Desirable: Good practical touch in the laboratory and proven ability to work independently as well as in group formations.  Experience with behavioral pharmacology (e.g. elevated plus maze, open field test, T-maze, operant tasks). Moreover, experience with surgical procedures in rodents as well as histochemistry are considered as a considerable advantage.

Application: The application should include a brief description of research interests and relevant experience, a CV, copies of diplomas and certificates, thesis as well as other relevant documents that the applicant wish to refer to. The application should be written in English.

Information about research-level education, eligibility requirements, and admission regulations can be found at hhttp://www2.medfarm.uu.se/utbildning/forskarniva/.

Applicants will be ranked by the supervisor in consultation with the Department Research Education group. The Committee for Research Education at the Disciplinary Domain of Medicine-Pharmacy will admit the PhD student. Salaries will follow local guidelines at Uppsala University.

Rules governing PhD candidates are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala university's rules and guidelines  http://regler.uu.se/search/?hits=30&languageId=1&search-language_en=English.    The holders of PhD student position primarily devote their time to own research-level education. Other duties at the Department involving teaching and administrative tasks maybe included in the framework of the position (max 20%). The PhD program normally lasts for 4 years research, plus maximally one year of teaching.

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.

Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students and teaching assistants.
Starting date: By agreement. temporary position.

Type of position: Full time position.

For further information about the position, please contact Åsa Kondradsson-Geuken, e-mail asa.kondraddsson-geuken@farmbio.uu.se

For questions around the employment, please contact administrative coordinator Marina Rönngren, e-mail marina.ronngren@farmbio.uu.se.)

Please submit your application by 15 mars 2019, UFV-PA 2019/788.

Are you considering moving to Sweden to work at Uppsala University? If so, you will find a lot of information about working and living in Sweden at www.uu.se/joinus. You are also welcome to contact International Faculty and Staff Services at ifss@uadm.uu.se.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
Salary Fixed salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2019/788
Union representative
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Published 06.Mar.2019
Last application date 15.Mar.2019 11:59 PM CET

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