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At the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, at the Sahlgrenska Academy,
we conduct research and education covering a wide range of knowledge areas.
The institute comprises five different departments: Clinical Neuroscience,
Health and Rehabilitation, Pharmacology, Physiology and Psychiatry and
The Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, invites applications for a
postdoctoral position at the Department of Psychiatry and Neurochemistry.
Subject area description
Schizophrenia is one of the most serious psychiatric diagnoses. Schizophrenia
is characterized by so-called positive, negative and cognitive symptoms.
Available pharmacotherapy is effective mainly for treatment of the positive
symptoms (hallucinations, delusions), whereas the negative (anhedonia,
inactivity, ”autism”-like symptoms) and cognitive symptoms are more difficult
to treat and at the same time are those with most impact on the long-term
prognosis for the patient. Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a gigantic public
health problem and afflicts also psychiatric patients, e.g. patients with
schizophrenia. Treatments available for AUD, both pharmacological and
psychological, have small effect sizes and simply are not good enough. The
research group has recently patented two new treatment principles, one for the
negative symptoms of schizophrenia and one for AUD. This preclinical project
is aimed at further experimentally confirming and developing these new
treatment principles. To this end we use a combination of behavioral models,
in vivo microdialysis, neurochemistry and molecular biology. The studies
will be conducted under supervision of Professor Bo Söderpalm and Professor
Mia Ericson, at the Institute for Neuroscience and Physiology, Sahlgrenska
Academy, University of Gothenburg.
The candidate will be responsible for the behavioral models and contribute to
the in vivo microdialysis studies as well as the neurochemical and molecular
biological analyses. The candidate will also be expected to compile data, draw
figures and write initial versions of research articles and funding
The eligibility criteria for employing teaching staff are set out in Chapter 4
of the Higher Education Ordinance and in the Appointment Procedure for
Teaching Posts at the University of Gothenburg.
To be eligible for appointment as a postdoc, the applicant is required to have
a doctoral degree, a doctoral degree in art or a foreign degree that is deemed
to be equivalent to a doctoral degree. This eligibility requirement must be
met before the employment decision is made.
In the first instance, those who have completed their degree no more than
three years prior to the end of the application period shall be considered.
Those who have completed their degree more than three years prior to the end
of the application period may also be considered in the first instance if
special grounds exist. Special grounds relate to leave of absence due to
illness, parental leave, commissions of trust within union organisations,
service within the defence services or other similar circumstances, as well as
clinical service or service/assignment relevant to the subject area.
Previous theoretical knowledge in the field is appreciated. Previous
experience of behavioral models in rats and mice as well of the in vivo
microdialysis technique and neurochemistry is a merit. Great emphasis will be
placed on personal suitability.
The employment is limited (temporary) for 2 years, 100% of full-time, and is
placed at the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology. Starting date: as soon
as possible or as agreed.
If you have questions regarding the employment please contact Professor Mia
Ericson, phone: +46 31 786 39 78, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Manager in charge is Professor/Head of Department Henrik Zetterberg, phone:
+46 768 672 647, e-mail: email@example.com and Senior
Lecturer/Assistant Head of Department Silke Kern, phone: +46 762 365 332,
Application documents are not to be submitted through the contact persons.
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application is complete as per the vacancy notice, and that the University
receives it by the final application deadline.
Please enclose PhD certificate with the application.
Applications must be received by: 2022-05-31
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conditions, and values the qualities that diversity brings to its operations.
Salaries are set individually at the University.
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University must archive application documents for two years after the
appointment is filled. If you request that your documents are returned, they
will be returned to you once the two years have passed. Otherwise, they will
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channels we should use. We therefore decline further contact with vendors,
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