Uppsala University is offering PhD positions at the Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences/Geriatrics. The applicant applying for the position should qualify basic trainings and should have MSc in Pharmacy, Engineering with specialization in Drug Development, Biomedicine or Medicine. The PhD student will mainly focus on his/her research education. However, other responsibilities such as teaching and administrative tasks may also be included. Application deadline is 10 March, 2013.
Study Subject(s): Position is provided to study medical sciences and it’s related fields of molecular geriatrics.
Course Level: This position is available for pursuing PhD degree at the Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences/Geriatrics, Uppsala University.
Scholarship Provider: Uppsala University, Sweden
Scholarship can be taken at: Sweden
Eligibility: Applicants must be highly motivated and enthusiastic student for a PhD position. Qualifying basic trainings are M Sc in Pharmacy, Engineering with specialization in Drug Development, Biomedicine or Medicine. Experience within biochemistry, protein analysis (ELISA, western blot, chromatography), cell cultures, flow cytometry, histology (immunohistochemistry) and in vivo models is meritorious. It is required that you can express yourself well both orally and in writing in English. You preferably also speak and write Swedish.
Uppsala University is striving to achieve a more even gender balance, and since most employees in this category are women, men are especially encouraged to apply.
Scholarship Open for International Students: The students of Sweden can apply for this scholarship.
Scholarship Description: Uppsala UniversityAbout 100 000 people have Alzheimer’s disease in Sweden today and the number of patients is expected to increase due to an ageing population. It is difficult and hazardous to obtain biological samples from the brain, and thus, most diagnostic methods for Alzheimer’s disease are based on cognitive tests or measurements of different biomarkers in cerebrospinal fluid. Sampling of cerebrospinal fluid is complicated and rather unpleasant for the patient. Hence, there is a need for reliable and non-invasive methods for diagnosis, for studying disease progression and to quantify effects of new treatments in Alzheimer’s disease. The medical imaging method positron emission tomography (PET) is a very attractive diagnosis method as no samples are required. Instead, PET images, based on the spatial distribution of PET-ligands measured with a PET-scanner, visualize targets in brain. The over-all aim of the project is to develop new PET-ligands for quantification of changes in the brain in Alzheimer’s disease. The project will include both in vitro and in vivo work, as well as statistical and pharmacokinetic analysis of the generated data. The PhD student will mainly focus on his/her research education. However, other responsibilities such as teaching and administrative tasks may also be included (max 20 %).
Number of award(s): Not known
Duration of award(s): Not known
What does it cover? Local salary rules will apply.
How to Apply: Applicants can apply for this scholarship via online mode. The application should be written in English and include a personal letter in which you describe yourself and your research interests, CV, a summary of relevant publications (articles, theses or similar), an attested copy of a transcript stating your academic courses and degrees and other relevant documentation that you wish to refer to. You should also include contact information to references and/or letters of recommendation.
Scholarship Application Deadline: Applications must be received till 10 March, 2013.
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