Job ID: 6096

Ph.D. Student in REYKJAVIK/Iceland

Position: Ph.D. Student

Deadline: 1 April 2021

City: Reykjavik

Country: Iceland

Institution: IceSN

Department:

Description:

Neuroplasticity – a PhD position at the University of Iceland
We are looking for a PhD Student for the study of neuronal plasticity in the olfactory bulb, using the mouse as a model organism (DOI: https://doi.org/10.1523/ENEURO.0412-19.2020). The project will start in September 2021 and is funded by the Icelandic Research Fund for three years. Research will be performed at the Biomedical Center BMC at the University of Iceland (lifvisindi.hi.is) which is a co-operation between research groups in life-sciences in Iceland (Pétur Henry Petersen PhD, Eiríkur Steingrímsson, PhD) and partly at the University of Cambridge in the UK (Elisa Galliano, PhD). At BMC the student will have access to well-equipped core facilities and a collaborative cross-disciplinary research environment. The project is a combination of genetics (mouse genetics, isolation of single cells, gene expression analysis), immunohistochemistry and electrophysiology. The latter will be supported by team of electrophysiologists and BMC´s new center for cellular physiology. The student will acquire focused training in measuring electric activity and morphology of projection neurons in the olfactory bulb.
Candidates must have training in the neurosciences (i.e.MSc or similar), highly developed numerical and data analysis skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Experience with electrophysiology and/or molecular biology and/or confocal microscopy is not essential but highly desirable. An independent, organized, and scholarly mind is a prerequisite. Other essential transferable skills include the ability to work both collaboratively and independently, excellent timekeeping and multitasking. Please send your inquiries and/or CV/letter of purpose/application to phenry symbol hi.is. Deadline is 1th of April 2021. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a panel interview via video link. Iceland is currently Covid free more or less.

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