Scholarship position with stipend announced

Title: Electrochemical sensors for insulin detection at single cells

The scholarship holder will work on a project to develop new sensor strategies to quantify insulin in small amounts during exocytosis and to test the hypothesis that insulin release via exocytosis is also partial. The scholarship holder will begin by learning the basic electrochemical methods associated with very small electrodes. The holder will then move to development of surface chemistry to oxidize insulin. The holder ill then learn measurements at cells and begin to test the new electrodes. Finally, we aim to carry out exocytosis experiments to test the partial release hypothesis.“

  • To be eligible for a post-doc scholarship at the recipient must hold a PhD degree within a relevant field. The applicant must not have been employed at University of Gothenburg in the past two years.
  • Applications for this scholarship need to have experience with basic electrochemical methods, optical and electrochemical biosensors, nanocomposite electrodes, nanoparticle electrodes.

Written applications, including reference number, is to be sent via e-mail to the supervisor and must include the following:

  • CV
  • Personal letter stating the reasons why the study suits the applicant (maximum one page)
  • List of publications
  • Two References

Application deadline: July 27, 2017