PhD student in Medical Sciences in the field of Psychoneuroendocrinology

Updated: about 15 hours ago
Deadline: 18 Sep 2019

Published: 2019-05-29

Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with 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 44.000 students, 7.100 employees and a turnover of SEK 7 billion.

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate interested in pursuing research within the field of Psychoneuroendocrinology. The PhD student position is placed in the research group Neuropsychopharmacology at the Department of Neuroscience and Department of Women´s and Children´s Health. More information about the Department and its’ activities are available at www.neuro.uu.se .

Project descriptionOverall the project aims to investigate the neural basis of premenstrual dysphoric disorder. The focus of the PhD student´s project will be on the following question: Are there diagnosis- and remission-related markers of brain functioning during emotion processing? Magnetic resonance imaging is used to study the brain of before and during different pharmacological treatments. This new knowledge will advance our understanding of the biological and psychological underpinnings of the disorder.

RequirementsThe applicant should hold an academic degree in Medicine, Bioinformatics, Psychology or related areas. We are looking for someone with experience in neuroimaging and neuroimaging data analysis, who has good basic knowledge within the areas of biostatistics, and molecular biology, and with a genuine interest in psychoneuroendocrinology. Good skills in spoken and written English are necessary.

The applicant must be able to work independently and be well organized. As a person, he/she should be highly motivated, thorough, systematic, and goal-oriented. She/he should also be good at working in a group. Special attention will be paid to documented experience and previous publications.

Your application should include a CV describing your academic progress to date and scientific publications. A personal letter with a brief description of yourself, your competence and research interests as well as the name and e-mail address and phone number of two referees. A copy of your MSc certificate should be provided as well as a sample of the bachelor/master thesis. Applications are judged according to eligibility, previous experience of work/research/studies within closely related fields and personal suitability.

Pay: Local rules apply for salaries at Uppsala University.   

Starting: Autum 2019.

Working hours: 100%

For further information about the position please contact Associate professor Erika Comasco, Erika.Comasco@neuro.uu.se; Professor Inger Sundström-Poromaa, Inger.Sundstrom@kbh.uu.se

You are welcome to submit your application no later than 2019-09-18, UFV-PA 2019/2090

Please do not send offers of recruitment or advertising services. Applications must be submitted as described in this advertisement.


Placement: Department of Neuroscience

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100 %

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Seko Universitetsklubben seko@uadm.uu.se
ST/TCO tco@fackorg.uu.se
Saco-rådet saco@uadm.uu.se

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2019/2090

Last application date: 2019-09-18


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