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Postdoctor in Chemical Biology: evaluation of self-organizing conducting molecular systems in zebrafish

The Chemical Biology & Therapeutics is a multidisciplinary team at Lund University and University of Gothenburg that explore new therapeutic strategies using organic/medicinal chemistry, in-vivo/in-vitro biology, and applied physics. The lab was recently awarded funding for studying in-vivo assembled therapeutics and for an Electronic Neuropharma project (e-NeuroPharma), aiming to address CNS disorders by self-assembled therapeutics. In the e-Neuropharma effort, we will develop self-organizing molecular systems that exert both pharmaceutical activity and electrical functionality to explore new therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases. The latter is a collaboration with the organic bioelectronic team at Linköping University.

Work duties

The Postdoctor will essentially carry out research at Lund University. The primary focus will be analyzing self-organized therapeutics targeting CNS/PNS in animal models, preferentially in zebrafish, but also in other models e.g., insects (locust) and organoids.

Qualifications

Requirements

  • PhD degree in zebrafish biology
  • Knowledge of fish anatomy and neuroanatomy
  • Practical experience of zebrafish dissection, microinjections and fluorescence microscopy

The Chemical Biology & Therapeutics lab is a small multidisciplinary team, we are looking for a team member that is a strong team player and someone who's not afraid for diverse work assignments and at the same time is an expert, the main driver, and knowledge sharer within their own field of expertise. The postdoctor must be able to work independently, have excellent communication skills and have the ability to collaborate with people.

Research at the Chemical Biology & Therapeutics Laboratory and collaborators is carried out predominantly in English, excellent English (speaking, writing) is therefore a requirement for the position.

Desirable qualifications

  • Experience of handling zebrafishes in experimental situation
  • Experience of electrophysiology, preferably using microelectrode in vitro, in vivo, or both
  • Experience of microinjections
  • Experience of fluorescence microscopy
  • Experience of working with fluorescent markers and immunofluorescence methods
  • Has knowledge of neurobiology (fish neuroanatomy) and general fish anatomy

Eligibility

Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the applicant has a PhD, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, within the subject of the position, completed no more than three years before the last date for applications. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier.

Terms

This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of a maximum of 2 years. The period of employment is determined in accordance with the agreement “Avtal om tidsbegränsad anställning som postdoktor” (“Agreement on fixed-term employment as a post-doctoral fellow”) between Lund University, SACO-S, OFR/S and SEKO, dated 4 September 2008.

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment By agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2019/2468
Contact
  • Roger Olsson, +46 76 887 42 17
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Published 28.Jun.2019
Last application date 19.Jul.2019 11:59 PM CET

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