Researcher in Invertebrate Visual Neurobiology
Lund University Department of Biology

Researcher in invertebrate visual neurobiology

Lund University, Faculty of Science, Department of Biology

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 600 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

The Faculty of Science conducts research and education within Biology, Astronomy, Physics, Geosciences, Chemistry, Mathematics and Environmental Sciences. The Faculty is organized into nine departments, gathered in the northern campus area. The Faculty has approximately 1500 students, 330 PhD students and 700 employees.

Subject description

We seek a researcher at postdoctoral level for a two-year position at Lund University Vision Group to work on the neurobiology of visually guided locomotion in sea urchins. As part of a Human Frontiers project in collaboration with labs in Naples, Berlin and New York, we will investigate the sensory and neural mechanisms that allow sea urchins to orient towards dark objects. We seek a person with experience in electrophysiology (extracellular and/or intracellular) of invertebrate visual systems.

 Work duties

  • To develop and perform electrophysiological recordings from all parts of the sea urchin nervous system that are involved in controlling visually guided locomotion
  • Supervision of degree students and doctoral students
  • Administration related to work duties listed above

Qualification requirements

Applicants must have:

  • A PhD or equivalent research qualification within the subject of the position
  • Very good oral and written proficiency in English
  • Some experience of electrophysiological techniques

 Assessment criteria and other qualifications

  • Experience of visual neurobiology or visual ecology, especially of invertebrates, will be considered an asset

Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research within the department, and how they stand to contribute to its future development.

Terms of employment

The position is fulltime, will start June-September 2020 and last for two years.

Instructions on how to apply

Applications shall be written in English and be compiled into a PDF-file containing:

  • CV, including a list of publications
  • a general description of past research and future research interests (no more than three pages)
  • contact information of at least two references
  • copy of the doctoral degree certificate, and other certificates/grades that you wish to be considered

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset. We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.

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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2 year position, start June-September 2020 (according to agreement)
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2020/843
Dan-E Nilsson, Professor, +46462229345/+46706231064,
My Geborek, Human Resources Coordinator, +46462224853
Union representative
OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Published 12.Mar.2020
Last application date 02.Apr.2020 11:59 PM CET

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