Career opportunities

Leverhulme Trust-funded PhD and postdoc

Two prestigious and fully funded positions supported by the Leverhulme Trust are available to join the group of Dr Tyler Stevenson (University of Aberdeen) and Prof Simone Meddle and Dr Ian Dunn (Roslin Institute). They are currently seeking one PhD student and one Post-Doctoral Research Assistant. Both positions provide stipend, research consumables and travel cost for three years.

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Postdoctoral Assistant in neurobiology of appetite - Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Gothenburg

Postdoctoral Assistant in neurobiology of appetite

Type of employment: Fixed-term employment, 24 months
Extent: 100 %
Location: Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Gothenburg
First day of employment: As soon as possible or as agreed

Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Department of Physiology at the Sahlgrenska Academy is looking for a postdoctoral assistant in the field of neurobiology of appetite. In vivo studies will explore the neurobiological mechanisms important for the decision to eat, with particular focus on the mechanisms that lead to overconsumption of high-calorie food. The work is part of an EC-funded project "Nudge it" (The Neurobiology of Decision-Making in Eating - Innovative Tools), involving nine European partners.

Job assignments

The appointee will design and conduct experiments in line with the project objectives. They will also have close cooperation with other European research groups in the project. It is expected that the appointee will present the results at international conferences

To qualify as a postdoctoral researcher the applicant should hold a PhD in a relevant subject. Since postdoctoral constitutes a qualifying appointment for junior researchers, we aim to target those who have a doctoral degree not older than 3 years from the application deadline.To apply as a postdoctoral researcher the applicant should hold a PhD in a relevant subject (eg Pharmacist, Physiology, Pharmacology, Psychology, Neuroscience and Nutrition). Experience in experimental behavioral studies linked to appetite control and/or in vivo chemogenetics would be beneficial. Other relevant experience can include knowledge of molecular biology techniques to explore the changes in gene expression (eg, in situ hybridization, microarray, taxman array) or histology / microscopy. The applicant is expected to use English in the research environment. In the assessment, emphasis will be placed on relevant experience studies investigating appetitive behavior and / or in-depth knowledge in the field of research. References will be taken into account. 

Telecommuting is allowed.

Additional Salary Information: The salary will depend on age and experience
Please apply using this reference number before 5 DecemberInternal Number: PET 2016/619. The english version is given here:

About The Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Professor Dickson's group at the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg (Sweden) is focused on understanding the neurobiology of hunger and food choice. We mostly work with appetitive and consumatory behaviours in rodents. The group comprises a lively international team and is funded by EC grants.

PhD position available

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University of Otago

PhD opportunities in the Centre for Neuroendocrinology (CNE), University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand

The CNE is a University of Otago Research Centre of Excellence and the largest cluster of neuroendocrinologists in the Southern Hemisphere.  The Centre comprises ten research groups focused upon understanding how the brain controls hormone levels and how hormones control brain function.  There are several PhD projects on offer for excellent students. Please get in touch with the relevant supervisor and visit the CNE website. Centre for Neuroendocrinology

Novel hypothalamic pathways in the regulation of energy balance – details 

Supervisor: Professor Dave Grattan,

Centre for Neuroendocrinology,


Office: 64-3-479-7442


Hypothalamic control of anxiety and stress responses

Supervisor: Associate Professor Greg Anderson,

Centre for Neuroendocrinology,


Office: 64-3-479-7320 


Central regulation of birth

Supervisor: Associate Professor Colin Brown,

Centre for Neuroendocrinology,


 Office: 64-3-479-7354


Investigating behavioural and structural changes in hypothalamic neurons during pregnancy and lactation using a transgenic rat model

Supervisor: Associate Professor Stephen Bunn,

Centre for Neuroendocrinology,


Office: 64-3-479-7366


Investigation of neuroendocrine fertility network with optogenetics

Supervisor: Professor Allan Herbison,

Centre for Neuroendocrinology,


Office: 64-3-479-7312


Structural and functional plasticity of CRH stress neurons

Supervisor: Dr Karl Iremonger,

Centre for Neuroendocrinology,


 Office: 64-3-479-7300 




Centre for Neuroendocrinology,

Departments of Physiology & Anatomy

University of Otago

P.O. Box 913


New Zealand


Allan E. Herbison MB ChB PhD FRSNZ


Centre for Neuroendocrinology


Department of Physiology

University of Otago



New Zealand

office -64-3-479-7312

cell -64-22-476-0102