Uppsala University, Department of Medical Sciences

The Department of Medical Sciences is a large clinical institution with more than 250 employees and over 900 additional coworkers connected via the Uppsala University Hospital. The Department of Medical Sciences has a broad research profile with strong research groups in a number of different areas. The research carried out at the department is performed in close connection with the clinical activities at the Uppsala University Hospital, which includes both basic studies on the causes of a variety of illnesses and the development and evaluation of improved diagnostics and new treatment methods. More information about the Department of Medical Sciences can be found at www.medsci.uu.se

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The research group in clinical neurophysiology conducts translational research that focuses on optimizing diagnostics, follow-up and pathophysiological mapping of diseases due to disturbed neuromuscular transmission. The current research project aims to investigate disease mechanisms in the autoimmune neuromuscular disease Myasthenia Gravis (MG) in an in vitro cell model system of human nerve and muscle cells. Tasks include working with induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC), molecular biological methods such as immunohistochemistry (microscopy), biochemistry (protein analysis), molecular biology (PCR, qRT-PCR), cellular electrophysiological analysis on multielectrode array. Supervision of PhD students and other students as well as teaching is also included.

PhD degree in neurophysiology or neurobiology or a foreign degree equivalent to this PhD degree. The degree needs to be obtained by the time of the decision of employment. Those who have obtained a PhD degree three years prior to the application deadline are primarily considered for the employment. The starting point of the three-year frame period is the application deadline. Due to special circumstances, the degree may have been obtained earlier. The three-year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc.

We seek highly motivated individuals for this position, who have extensive experience in neurobiology, including cell culture, and/or electrophyisology. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and a collaborative attitude are required.

Additional qualifications
Practical experience of working with iPSC culture, especially differentiation into muscle and nerve cells as well as electrophysiological recording and analysis in multielectrode arrays are strong merits. Supervising and teaching experience is desirable

About the employment
The employment is a temporary position of 2 years according to central collective agreement, with a possible prolongation of 1-2 years. The extent of employment is 100 %. Starting date 2023-06-01 or as agreed. Placement: Uppsala.

For further information about the position, please contact: Professor Anna Rostedt Punga, email: anna.rostedt.punga@neuro.uu.se, telephone: +46 (0)18-4714941.

Please submit your application by April 17 2023, UFV-PA 2023/1072.

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Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2023-06-01
Salary fast
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2023/1072
Union representative
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Published 20.Mar.2023
Last application date 17.Apr.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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