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Job Title: Postdoc Position in Neuroscience and Feeding Behaviour
Start Date: 3rd January 2022
Application Closing Date: 17th November 2021
The Department of Clinical Sciences and laboratory of Olof Lagerlöf at Umeå University in Sweden are seeking one or two postdoctoral fellows to study the neurobiology of feeding behaviour.
As postdoctoral fellow you will lead a project asking how specific neuronal circuits regulate food intake. The project involves neuronal circuit mapping and behavioral analyses in rodents. It is also possible to focus on molecular mechanisms by which neurons in the brain communicate to influence what, when and how much we eat. For motivated candidates we are able to set up a project investigating neuronal circuitry underlying eating disorders, particularly anorexia nervosa.
About the Lab
Lagerlöf Lab approaches feeding behaviour on a molecular, neuronal circuit and behavioural level. Their goal is to analyse food intake from molecule to mind deciphering how the brain encodes mental states such as hunger and satiety. They also apply fundamental mechanisms of feeding behaviour to how mistakes in neuron circuit function may lead to eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa and obesity. They have discovered that satiation depends on the nutrient sensor O-GlcNAc in a previously uncharacterized group of hypothalamic neurons (e.g. Lagerlöf et al. Science).
How to Apply
The application should be submitted as one single document in Word or PDF. The application should include:
1. Curriculum Vitae
2. Cover letter describing your research interests, why you want to join us, how you can contribute to the lab and project and your career plans after the fellowship ends
3. Publication list
4. Copies of relevant degree certificates
5. Two reference letters
Your complete application, marked with reference number FS 2.1.6-2000-21, should be sent to [email protected] (state the reference number as subject and in the file name) before 17 November 2021.
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