Uppsala universitet, institutionen för neurovetenskap

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At the department, about 400 researchers, teachers, doctoral students and administrators work within different neuroscience fields. Through various educational programs and courses, both at the basic, advanced and research levels, we spread this knowledge to a wide range of future professional specialists - for example doctors, physiotherapists, speech therapists, nurses and biomedical researchers.

PhD student in Neuroscience with a focus on the effects of night shift work on health and performance.

Duties/Project description: A PhD student position is available for highly motivated individuals with an interest in sleep physiology and chronobiology to join the laboratory of Assoc. Professor Christian Benedict at Department of Neuroscience, Uppsala University. The research lab studies the effects of circadian disruption and sleep loss on health and performance in humans. We perform experimental studies, as well as work with cohort data (eg ULSAM and the UK Biobank).

A key objective of the project is to investigate the effects of night shift work on glucose metabolism, endocrine appetite control, and cognitive performance. Our research is highly interdisciplinary and the overall goal is to identify factors that can help to identify at-risk groups for the adverse health effects of night shift work.

You will perform experimental studies, as well as work with Swedish and international cohort data.

Further information on the activity of the research groups can be found at: www.benedictlab.org

Requirements: MSc degree in a relevant area (e.g. Biomedicine, Neuroscience).  The candidate should be competent in statistics and/or handling of large data; The candidate should have experience in field-work and/or experiments; Documented oral and written proficiency in English; Basic proficiency in Swedish; Good recommendations from previous supervisors/teachers. Emphasis will also be given on personal qualities. The project requires that you can work independently and that you have good collaborative ability as the work will be run in close collaboration with other researchers.

Additional qualifications: Having previous experience in performing experiments in the field of sleep and chronobiology is considered of strong merit.

Rules governing PhD students are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala University's rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/?languageId=1.

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.

Application process: The application must contain: 1) a statement of intent describing yourself, your research interests and the motivation for why you want to doctorate, 2) a brief description of your education, 3) a CV, 4) a copy of your diploma and course grade, 5 ) names and contact information (address, e-mail address and telephone number) of at least two reference persons; 6) relevant publications (including theses).

The application should preferably be written in English.

Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students.

Starting date: 01-02-2020 or as otherwise agreed.

Type of employment: Temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7.

Scope of employment: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact: Assoc. Prof. Christian Benedict, christian.benedict@neuro.uu.se.

Please submit your application by 27 January 2020, UFV-PA 2020/63.

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 01-02-2020, or as otherwise agreed.
Salary Fixed salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100 %
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2020/63
Union representative
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Published 14.Jan.2020
Last application date 27.Jan.2020 11:59 PM CET

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