Declaration of interest: PhD Fellowship in Neurobiology

A PhD fellowship is available at the Department of Molecular Medicine, University of Southern Denmark. The PhD position is available from 1 September 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter, for a period of three years.

The research project will focus on the mechanism underlying traumatic brain injury-induced motor dysfunction and explore potential treatment possibility with opioid drugs. Animal (rat) traumatic brain injury model will be used in this project. The techniques involved include neurophysiology (withdrawal reflex, stretch reflex, electromyography etc.), neurobiology (immunohistochemistry, Western blot, neuroimaging etc.) and pharmacology.

The potential PhD student will be registered at the University of Southern Denmark. However, the first year of the study will be at Lund University, Sweden. Research at The Neurobiology Research at the University of Southern Denmark is oriented towards understanding causes and pathophysiology of brain disease, with a major focus on mechanisms of pathology. Molecular, cellular and histological approaches are used to study of clinical material, animal models and tissue culture. Electrophysiology facilities can be accessed at Lund University for animal research.

We are seeking a highly talented, creative and motivated candidate with a Master’s degree in Biomedicine or related subjects. The successful applicant should have a strong background in Neuroscience. Prior experience in neurophysiology will be considered as a plus. The candidate should be proficient in English and possess good interpersonal skills.

For further information please contact Associate Professor Mengliang Zhang, tel.: +46 760346433, e-mail:

Applications must include:

• At letter stating the interest, motivation and qualifications for the project (max. 2 pages)
• Detailed CV, including personal contact information
• Certified copy of diploma (Master’s degree in a relevant field)

Closing date: 10 June 2018

Additional information may be requested and the application process may include an interview before final decision is made.

Successful candidates will be asked to send an application to the PhD Secretariat, Faculty of Health Sciences, to be enrolled as PhD students.

Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

The PhD programme will be carried out in accordance with Faculty regulations and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities (PhD order).

The terms of employment as a salaried PhD Research Fellow are stated in the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC).

All interested and qualified persons are encouraged to apply, regardless of age, gender, religious affiliation or ethnic background.

Deadline: 1 June 2018
Unit: Faculty of Health Sciences
Campus: Odense
Read the job description and apply online

Post expires on Friday June 1st, 2018