Postdoc position in development of glutamate sensors for neuroscience

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We are looking for a postdoc who wants contribute and be a part of on bringing new sensor technology and apply them to better understand the function of glutamate in neurotransmission.

Information about the research/the project/the division
The research project that the you will will be involved in is development of nanostructured enzyme based electrochemical biosensors that are aimed for glutamate analysis in neurotransmission. Here we will focus on development of design and construction of glutamate biosensors and their application in studies of glutamate signaling in vitro and in brain tissue.

Major responsibilities
Your major responsibility as postdoc is to perform your own research in a research group. This project involves development of microelectrode sensors for high temporal amperometric recording of glutamate with the aim to better understand glutamate neurotransmission at healthy and diseased cells.

The position also includes teaching on undergraduate and master's levels as well as supervising master's and/or PhD students to a certain extent. Another important aspect involves collaboration within academia and with society at large. The position is meritorious for future research duties within academia as well as industry/the public sector.

Position summary
Full-time temporary employment. The position is limited to a maximum of two years (1+1).

You are expected to have a PhD exam with experience in Analytical Chemistry, Electrochemistry and Neurochemistry. Further, experience in fabrication and characterization of nanostructured surfaces, and amperometric recording of neurotransmitter release from single cells and/or in vivo in the brain is highly recommended. To be succesful you also need to be highly motivated, have a independent problem-solving way of thinking combined with a interest of co-operation with others.

The position requires sound verbal and written communication skills in English. Swedish is not a requirement but if you have an interest in learning Swedish, Chalmers offers Swedish courses.

Chalmers continuously strives to be an attractive employer. Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Chalmers.

Our offer to you
Chalmers offers a cultivating and inspiring working environment in the dynamic city of Gothenburg .
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Application procedure
The application should be marked with Ref 20200358 and written in English. The application should be sent electronically and be attached as pdf-files, as below:

CV:(Please name the document as: CV, Surname, Ref. number) including:
• CV, include complete list of publications
• Previous teaching and pedagogical experiences
• Two references that we can contact.

Personal letter: (Please name the document as: Personal letter, Family name, Ref. number)
1-3 pages where you:
• Introduce yourself
• Describe your previous research fields and main research results
• Describe your future goals and future research focus

Other documents:
• Attested copies of completed education, grades and other certificates.

Please use the button at the foot of the page to reach the application form. The files may be compressed (zipped).

Application deadline: August 31st - 2020

For questions, please contact:
Dr. Ann-Sofie Cans, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Division of Chemistry and Biochemistry,

Information about the department:
Chemistry and Chemical Engineering is the largest department at Chalmers and covers a large array of research from basic to applied. The fields of interest extend from DNA-research and biomaterials, solar cells and fuels, high temperature corrosion, and catalysis. The Department is heavily committed to teaching at the undergraduate, graduate, as well as postgraduate level in these areas. We have approximately 300 employees, divided into four research and one administrative division. We are situated at campus Johanneberg in the middle of Gothenburg. Our vision is “Through curiosity and knowledge towards a sustainable world”.

*** Chalmers declines to consider all offers of further announcement publishing or other types of support for the recruiting process in connection with this position. ***

Chalmers University of Technology conducts research and education in engineering sciences, architecture, technology-related mathematical sciences, natural and nautical sciences, working in close collaboration with industry and society. The strategy for scientific excellence focuses on our eight Areas of Advance; Building Futures, Energy, Information & Communication Technology, Life Science, Materials Science, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, Production and Transport. The aim is to make an active contribution to a sustainable future using the basic sciences as a foundation and innovation and entrepreneurship as the central driving forces. Chalmers has around 11,000 students and 3,000 employees. New knowledge and improved technology have characterised Chalmers since its foundation in 1829, completely in accordance with the will of William Chalmers and his motto: Avancez!

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