Postdoctoral Scholarship in Applied Physics/Cell Physics at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden

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The School of Engineering Sciences carries out a wide range of research at the international front line, from fundamental disciplines such as physics and mathematics, to engineering mechanics with applications such as aeronautics and vehicle engineering. We also offer University degree programs in Engineering Physics, Vehicle Engineering, ‘Engineering and Education’, and ‘Open Entrance’, as well as a number of International Masters Programmes. A postdoctoral position is announced at the Division of Cell Physics, Department of Applied Physics, School of Engineering Sciences, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden within the subject area of experimental biological physics. Recent research interests of the group members include subcellular ion-homeostasis, calcium mediated cellular signaling, kidney development, synaptic protein organization, and super-resolution microscopy methods.

A suitable background for this position would be a PhD degree in biology/medicine/biophysics specialised in the contribution of ion channels and pumps to the membrane properties of neurones. Important for the planned project is experience in whole-cell patch clamp recording from brain slice preparations and cell culture. Experience in calcium imaging from neuronal preparations. Familiarity with immunofluorescence staining. The position will also require independent work in addition to collaborative skills and creative thinking. In addition, good oral and written communication skills in English are required.

Deadline: January 20, 2012

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