PhD in neuro-molecular mechanisms of food intake: Sweden

The laboratory of Olof Lagerlöf at Umeå University in Sweden is seeking one Ph.D. student to study neuro-molecular mechanisms of food intake. It is a four-year full-time position aiming towards Ph.D. certification. The position starts in November 2023 or per agreement.

We are seeking a PhD student excited to study how the brain regulates feeding behavior. Our group approaches feeding behavior on a molecular, neuronal circuit, and behavioral level. We are particularly interested in how the brain integrates emotions, memory, and metabolic signaling to encode mental states such as hunger and satiety. As a Ph.D. student in our group, you will uncover novel neuro-molecular mechanisms by which the brain influences what we eat and how such mechanisms can be used to treat unhealthy eating habits and eating disorders like anorexia nervosa. We believe in fostering an environment where everyone has the support, freedom, and ability to answer the big questions in neuroscience. Doing your Ph.D. in our group will give you critical insight into why we eat in the way we do and a versatile platform for your future career.

Applications must be submitted via the online recruitment system no later than 15 October 2023.

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