PhD student position at the Department of Biosciences, University of Helsinki

PhD student position at the Department of Biosciences
PhD student position is available at the Laboratory of Neurotherapeutics located at the Department of Biosciences, Division of Physiology and Neuroscience, University of Helsinki. The research group investigates the underlying neurobiological mechanisms and predictive (bio)markers of rapid-acting antidepressants using in vivo pharmacological tools, biological screenings (e.g. quantitative phosphoproteomics), pharmaco-EEG (electroencephalogram) and behavioural tests.

We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated person with a M.Sci. degree in neuroscience, pharmacology or molecular neurobiology. The candidate must be able to perform basic neurobiological, pharmacological (
in vivo) and behavioral methods and animal surgeries. Previous experience with in vivo EEG recordings, animal behavior, and curriculum of education in laboratory animal science are considered very beneficial. The successful candidate should also have strong communication skills in English and be well organized. Salary will be based on the University salary system for teaching and research personnel, and composed of both task related and personal performance components. The position will start as soon as possible

We offer a great opportunity to work in extremely interesting research project in a dynamic and international environment. More information of our research can be found at our website
http://www.helsinki.fi/biosciences/physiology/rantamaki.htm or through e-mail tomi.rantamaki[at]helsinki.fi.

To apply, please send the following documents as a
SINGLE PDF DOCUMENT to tomi.rantamaki(at)helsinki.fi. The deadline for the application is 21st of October 2016. Only individuals invited to an interview will be contacted.
·         Cover letter (incl. statement of research interest and skills relevant for the position)
·         CV (max. 3 pages; single-paced, 10 ppt. Times New Roman),
·         Publication list (single-paced, 10 ppt. Times New Roman)
·         Recommendation letters
Contact information:
Dr. Tomi Rantamäki
Laboratory of Neurotherapeutics
Department of Biosciences, Division of Physiology and Neuroscience
P.O.Box 65 (Viikinkaari 1)
00014 University of Helsinki, Finland
Mobile: +358-415020978
E-mail: tomi.rantamaki[at]helsinki.fi