Otago School of Medical Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowship, New Zealand

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Otago School of Medical Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowship, New Zealand

Department of Anatomy and Structural Biology Postdoctoral Fellowship

The project will investigate the role of Mullerian Inhibiting Substance (MIS) in brain and other disorders

Study Subject : Biology

Employer : Otago School of Medical Sciences

Level : Postdoctoral

We have discovered that MIS is a regulator of neurons (PNAS, 102 : 16421; 106 : 7203), with unrelated actions during development and adulthood. The receptors for MIS are widely distributed in the adult brain, with there being two potential sources of MIS – certain neurons and the gonads.

The project will examine the relationship between MIS and brain disorders, using human correlative studies, back by investigations using mice with altered levels of MIS.

This project is funded by the New Economy Research Fund (NERF) of the Foundation for Research Science and Technology (FRST), which is a New Zealand Government Agency.

Main Objectives

To plan and execute experiments relating to the overall objectives of the project. To analyse data and present it at scientific meetings. To write up results for publication.

Postdoctoral Fellowship Eligibility

  • An innovative thinker.
  • Hold a PhD with research skills in cellular / molecular neuroscience or endocrinology.
  • Proven ability to publish, with excellent writing skills.
  • Proven ability to work co – operative in an interdisciplinary team.
  • Ability to work without direct supervision, set priorities and allocate own timetable.
  • Self – motivated.
  • Committed to a research career in the biological sciences.
  • Proficient in English.

Fellowship Application Deadline : 16th November 2010.

For further fellowship information and application visit : http://www.otago.ac.nz/prodcons/groups/public/@otagovacancies/documents/vacancy/otago014303.pdf