Deadline: 2020-07-08

Location: Lund University, Sweden

External link: https://lu.varbi.com/en/what:job/jobID:338837/type:job/where:4/apply:1

Type: PhD student

The Sensory Neurophysiology group, headed by Associate Senior Lecturer Anders Enjin, studies how the brain transforms sensory information into neural signals.

They are now seeking a curious and motivated person to take on the project “The molecular and ultrastructural basis of humidity sensing”. The aim of the project is to use volume electron microscopy and neurogenetic techniques to unravel the enigmatic transduction mechanism of humidity sensation. This position is suitable for someone who is deeply interested in how the brain works and want to apply advanced image processing methods to extend our knowledge on the sensory world of animals.

Qualifications

The ideal candidate is a creative, smart, enthusiastic and friendly person that has excellent analytical and organizational skills, can work both independently and as a part of a team, and is able to learn complex tasks from general instruction.

The following are required for the position:

  • Master’s degree in Medicine, Natural Science, Engineering, Mathematics or a related discipline
  • Proficiency in oral and written communication in English.
  • Strong communication, presentation and writing skills.

The following are considered to be a merit:

  • Prior hands-on laboratory experience, especially using cellular and molecular biology techniques.
  • Experience working with Drosophila melanogaster or other genetic model organisms.
  • Experience with physiological techniques, especially calcium imaging or electrophysiology.
  • Knowledge and understanding of microscopy techniques, especially electron microscopy.
  • Prior programming experience, especially using the language R.
  • Experience with and understanding of biological image processing.