2011 PhD Position in the Department of Organismal Biology at Uppsala University in Sweden
Study Subject(s): Comparative Physiology/fish Reproductive Physiology
Scholarship Provider: Uppsala University
Scholarship can be taken at: Sweden
Eligibility:We are looking for student with a strong interest in research. Candidates should have a master degree or equivalent in biology and a good knowledge in physiology, cell and molecular biology. Experience in cell and molecular biological techniques are an advantage. Proficiency in English is a requirement.
Scholarship Open for International Students: No
Scholarship Description: The research group focuses on understanding the physiological mechanism involved in sexual maturation in fish, mainly salmonids. As in other vertebrates, reproduction in fish is governed by the endocrine axis – brain-pituitary-gonads (B-P-G axis). At the onset of sexual maturation gonadotropin-releasing hormone produced by neurons in the brain stimulates the synthesis and release of pituitary gonadotropins, which promote gonad development and steroidogenesis.The postgraduate training comprises four years of full time studies. The successful candidate will receive a postgraduate fellowship the first year and a postgraduate position year 2-4. The position can be combined with up to 20% of teaching assistantship, which will then prolong the position accordingly.
How to Apply: Online
Scholarship Application Deadline: no later than June 30th, 2011