Norway: PhD Fellowship in Biotechnology, University of Oslo

A PhD fellowship position is available in the newly established Functional Genomics and Molecular Imaging Laboratory at the Biotechnology Centre of Oslo. The group is part of The Cell-Signalling Centre and is investigating the role of transporter proteins in signal transduction within and between cells, in particular in the CNS.

Projects
The candidate will be required to carry out research to understand the molecular mechanisms responsible for the functional diversity among a family of amino acid transporters, and their roles in the pathogenesis of diseases of the brain and other organs. (For more information about our activities see following papers: Chaudhry et al., Cell, 1999; Chaudhry et al., EMBO J, 2001; Fremeau et al., Science, 2004; Solbu et al., JASN, 2005; Bredahl et al, NBS-nytt, 2006)

Requirements
We seek a highly motivated individual holding a Master or a Cand. med. We seek a person who enjoys working in an international and interactive environment. A strong academic background with practical experience in molecular biology, genetics and biochemistry is essential. Candidates with prior experience in handling and characterization of transgenic mice will be preferred.

Application
Requests for further information and inquiries regarding the post can be directed to Professor/Group Leader Farrukh A Chaudhry f.a.chaudhry[ at ]biotek.uio.no or CAO John McNicol john.mcnicol[ at ]biotek.uio.no

The position will be placed as SKO (Position Code) 1017 , with salary step (ltr.) 43 to 46. The position is available for three years.

Application deadline: 30th of August 2007

Please send the application, a CV and a list of publications, a summary of past research and present and future research plans and the names and addresses of three references, to:

The Biotechnology Centre of Oslo
P.O.Box 1125 Blindern
Oslo, N-0317 Norway

labeled with REF. NR.: 07/8043