Postdoctoral positions are available to study the molecular
physiology of ion channels, at the Pantazis laboratory in the Dept.
of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Linköping University, Sweden.
Our small and well-funded group aims to investigate the
biophysical properties and intricate molecular architecture of ion channel
complexes, and understand their role in cellular excitability and signaling, in
health and disease. We use cutting-edge electrophysiological, optical / fluorescence
and computational methods. Potential projects include, but are not limited to:
(1) to understand how presynaptic voltage-gated Ca2+ (CaV)
channels are regulated by Ca2+, the membrane potential and partner proteins to
trigger transmitter release and contribute to short-term synaptic plasticity.
(2) to resolve, in the sub-nanometer scale, how the
ubiquitous large-conductance K+ (BK) channel is modified by auxiliary subunits
that bestow tissue-specific biophysical properties.
Highly motivated applicants with an excellent academic record in
the medical, biological or physical sciences and a goal-driven work ethic are
encouraged to approach the P.I. for an informal discussion.
An upcoming or recent (<3 years) PhD award and a background in
electrophysiological research are desirable.
Knowledge of Swedish is not required, but fluency in English is
Please include your CV, a brief description of your research
interests and contact details of up to three referees.
The Pantazis laboratory is part of the prestigious Wallenberg
Center for Molecular Medicine at Linköping University, and the National
Molecular Medicine Program.
We are a small and thus highly interactive group, favoring the use
of cutting-edge experimental approaches to tackle important research questions
in molecular physiology and cellular excitability.
The region’s largest hospital, and the research opportunities it
provides, is adjacent to our campus. Linköping is a historic city but also a
hotbed for tech startups and innovation. Embedded in beautiful Swedish
countryside, it is also on the high-speed train line connecting Stockholm with
Copenhagen, and the rest of Europe.