neuropathology | Scholarship for Nigerians and Africans

Postdoctoral Fellow/Senior Research Associate Positions at National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences, India

Applications are invited from eligible candidates for filling up of a post of “Post Doctoral Fellow/Senior Research Associate” on adhoc basis for the project entitled “Role of CNS Opportunistic Infections in Subsequent Development of HIV Encephalitis” under Dr.S.K.Shankar, Professor, Dept. of Neuropathology & Principal  Investigator. The National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences is a multidisciplinary Institute for patient care and academic pursuit in the frontier area of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences. The Lunatic Asylum which came into being in the latter part of the 19th Century was renamed as Mental Hospital in 1925 by the erstwhile Government of Mysore. This hospital and All India Institute of Mental Health established in 1954 by Government of India were amalgamated on 27th December 1974, and thus was formed the autonomous National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS).
Eligibility: MD (Internal Medicine) or DNB (Internal Medicine) from any reputed Medical Institution/Medical College approved by Medical Council of India
Or MBBS with minimum of 3 years experience in Clinical research in any funded project Or PhD/MSc., in Biological Sciences who has submitted PhD The candidate should have aptitude for research in the field of HIV/AIDS/infectious diseases Experience in Neurohistology, Morphometry and Immunocytochemistry

Scholarship Application Deadline: 1 April 2011.

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University of Lund, PhD studentship in Experimental Medical Science 2011 in Sweden

Monitoring neurodegenerative disease progression using high–field MR imaging and spectroscopy.Parkinson’s disease is characterized by neurodegeneration of specific cell populations in the brain. The pathology is known to involve a process leading to accumulation of abnormal proteins in the cells. In particular, aggregates containing alpha–synuclein is thought to be in the core of the pathology. While in some cases the aggregates and neuropathology is restricted to nigral dopamine neurons in others there is a more widespread pathology that involves also forebrain areas and leads to a behavioral phenotype characterized with not only a motor but also a cognitive deficit.

Basic entry requirements for PhD studies are: a degree at advanced level, courses to an extent of at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 at advanced level, or corresponding proficiencies aquired in Sweden or elsewhere.Specific qualifications for the project are as follows:
1. Documented knowledge in high field MR physics obtained through documented training in this area.
2. Documented experience in methods needed for the project obtained via practical project work in the laboratory.
3. Advanced level knowledge in written and spoken English. Successful applicant must be able to document ability to write scientific reports in a relevant field.

The student will take part in teaching activities in line with recommendations and requirements to complete a PhD program at the Medical Faculty at Lund University.

Scholarship Application Deadline: 2011-02-11

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