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Postdoctoralelectrophysiologist for identifying neuronal mechanisms underlying glucose detection.
Glucosetransporter 2 (GLUT2) is a transmembrane carrier protein that enables passiveglucose movement across cell membranes. It is the principal transporter fortransfer of
glucosebetween liver and blood, for renal glucose reabsorption, and for pancreaticbeta-cell glucose utilization and sensing. GLUT2 can also be found in neuronsin the hypothalamus and in the nucleus of the solitary tract, where it isthought to play a direct role for glucose
sensingin the brain. The main aim of the current project is to characterizeintracellular signal transduction of GLUT2 expressing neurons (and astrocytes)and to identify how and
throughwhich signaling networks these may control the autonomic nervous system. Thismay result in the identification of novel markers and cell surface receptorsthat can form novel targets for therapeutic intervention in obesity anddiabetes.
Invitro whole cell patch clamp recordings of fluorescent-protein expressingneurons
Stereotacticmicroinjections of retrograde fluorescent labels
Microarrayanalysis of gene expression
Transgenicfluorescent mice for marking GLUT2 neurons (already established)
Knockoutmice of glut2 inGABA neurons by crossing glut2floxed with VGAT-CRE mice.
Thecandidate for this post will be required to build up his/her own independentelectrophysiological post in collaboration with other electrophysiology groupsat the
Centerfor Integrative Genomics and in the Lausannearea. He/she should therefore have previous experience in electrophysiologicalrecordings techniques and sufficient
backgroundand interest for ordering, compiling, testing and using a functionalelectrophysiology setup.
Theposition is for up to 5 years and is funded by an European Research Council(ERC) Advanced Grant. Applications should contain a full c.v., a letter ofmotivation, and the
namesof 2-3 references and be sent to: Prof. Bernard Thorens, Center for IntegrativeGenomics, University of Lausanne, Genopode Building, CH-1015 Lausanne,Switzerland
( Bernard.Thorens@unil.ch ).
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Callfor EPIET fellowship
TheEuropean Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training (EPIET) call forfellows is now open. The programme, coordinated and funded by ECDC, will selectup to 18 fellows for a two-year training in communicable disease fieldepidemiology. The aim of the training is to enable the fellow to assume serviceresponsibilities in communicable disease epidemiology.
Applicantsmust be nationals of an EU Member State, Iceland, Liechtensteinor Norwayand should have experience in public health. The 17th cohort of fellows willstart in September 2011.
Tosubmit an application, see the detailed terms of reference and rules governingthe EPIET fellowship:
· EPIET website
· ECDC website
Deadline for application is 6 February 2011, 24:00 CET
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3PhD-level positions (for 36 months, salary level 6/4) are available in theTranslational Identification of Biomarkers and Therapeutic Strategies forNeurodegenerative Diseases Consortium in the University of Eastern Finland(UEF).
Position1: Data mining in clinical, biomarker and imaging data. Apost-doctoral researcher with background in, e.g., biology, medicine,information technology, or physics and knowledge in managing of large data setswill be hired for setting up a platform to manage and analyse data. Applicantshould have a PhD degree in Biomedical Sciences or equivalent. Contactperson: Professor Hilkka Soininen: E-mail email@example.com
Position2: Functional genetics, which integrates genetic, epigenetic, and bioinformaticsfor identification of disease-associating risk genes and molecular pathways. Apost- doctoral researcher with knowledge on genetic, epigenetic, molecular, andcellular studies will be hired to set-up and coordinate the project. Specialemphasis is laid on epigenetic expertise. Applicant should have a PhD degree inBiomedical Sciences or equivalent. Contact person: Research Director MikkoHiltunen, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Position3: Validation of disease mechanisms and biomarkers in clinically relevantanimal models. A post-doctoral researcher will work in closecollaboration with research groups studying neurobiological mechanisms of majorneurological diseases (Alzheimer's disease, epilepsy, stroke) in amultidisciplinary research environment. Expertise in patch-clamp orintracellular recordings from brain slices is required. Additional experiencein calcium imaging will be an advantage. Contact person: Professor HeikkiTanila: E-mail email@example.com
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CALLFOR OPEN POSITIONS: COORDINATORS FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF OULUGRADUATE SCHOOL (3 POSITIONS)
TheUniversity of Oulu Graduate School will start its activities August 1st, 2011.The new graduate school will encompass all fields of science and all doctoralprogrammes and International Master’s Programmes of the University. The schoolwill consist of three doctoral training committees under which the doctoralprogrammes function: Committee for Life Sciences (health and biosciences),Committee for Human Sciences (humanities, social sciences, human geography,economics and business) and Committee for Technology and Environment(technology and natural sciences). The Graduate Schoolwill be headed by the Dean of the University of Oulu Graduate School (to beappointed in the near future).
Thecall is now open for three full-time 2-year coordinator positions:
1)Coordinator for the Doctoral Training Committee for Life Sciences
2)Coordinator for the Doctoral Training Committee for Human Sciences
3)Coordinator for the Doctoral Training Committee for Technology and Environment
Thecoordinators will begin their work during the spring 2011 and will participatein the planning of the University of Oulu Graduate School, based on theprinciples already agreed. The coordinators’ duties will be to support the Deanin the general planning and management of the School’s activities, to manage,with the respective chairs, the activities of the specific training committees,and other tasks assigned by the Dean.
Asuccessful candidate must have obtained a doctoral degree in a relevant field,be familiar with the national doctoral education system, have some experiencein the development of post-graduate education and demonstrated organizationaland managerial skills. Experience in international networking and compilationof funding proposals is also necessary. The candidate must also be able to useboth Finnish and English as a working language.
Thesalary will be based on the levels 10–11 of the demand level chart foruniversity–level general staff of the salary system of Finnish universities,the job-specific component of the salary thus being 3 132,06–3 523,68 € permonth depending on qualification and experience. In addition, a salarycomponent based on personal work performance will be paid (maximum of 46.3 % ofthe job-specific component). Totally, the monthly starting salary will bebetween 3 824,25–4 302,41 €.
Theapplication documents should include 1) a cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae,and 3) a list of publications, as well as 4) names and contact information ofat least two persons who can give more information on the qualifications of thecandidate.
Applicationsshould be submitted to the Office of the Registrar bye-mail at kirjaamo-at- oulu.fi byFebruary 17, 2011 3 p.m. The applicant should identify clearly for whichcoordinator position he/she is applying.
ProfessorTaina Pihlajaniemi, Vice Rector for Research tel. 08-5534066, e-mail taina.pihlajaniemi(at)oulu.fi
PlanningOfficer Elina Rossi tel. 08-553 4087, e-mail elina.rossi(at)oulu.fi
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JobTitle: Postdoctoral Position
Employer: University of Eastern Finland (UEF), A.I.Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences,Department of Neurobiology, Kuopio, Finland.
Description:This fellow will address the novel hypothesis that epigenetic regulation ofamyloid precursor protein (APP) cleavage contributes to epileptogenesis. Thestudy will be done using two mouse models with amyloidogenic APP processing andepilepsy (traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer's disease). The project belongs tothe European Science Foundation EpiGENet network and is sponsored by the Academy of Finland. Professor Asla Pitkänen willsupervise the project. The fellow will be based at UEF, but he/she is expectedto spend some time in other European labs of the EpiGENet consortium. Theenvironments provide excellent post-doctoral training with state-of-the-artequipment, numerous guest lectures and workshops and possibilities to publishin high impact journals. For further information about the environments, see http://www.uef.fi/aivi . The duration of the fellowship is 36 months.
Requirements:Candidates should have an excellent track record in neuroscience, preferably inresearch regarding neurodegenerative diseases or epilepsy. Experience with invivo mouse models and molecular biology or genetics are a major plus.Candidates also need to be able to communicate well in English and be good teamplayers.
Contact: Pleasesend your application, CV and a list of at least three referees toProfessor Asla Pitkänen, asla.pitkanen-at-uef.fi , by February 28, 2011. Startingdate is as soon as possible.
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