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Postdoctoral researcher in Kuopio/Finland

03 February 2018

Postdoctoral researcher in Kuopio/Finland

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We are inviting applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher position, A.I. Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences, Kuopio Campus

The position is offered by the University of Eastern Finland and relates to a project that is sponsored by a pharmaceutical company. The chosen candidate will be based in the group of Associate Professor Tarja Malm ( and the project will be carried out in collaboration with the company.

The aim of the project is to characterize the impact of Aβ and/or Tau pathology on synaptic function and structure using electrophysiology and two-photon imaging of biopsied human brain tissue obtained from idiopathic Normal pressure hydrocephalus (iNPH) patients, some of which have concomitant Alzheimer’s pathology. Early aims will be to set up electrophysiology protocols and assays to analyze intrinsic membrane properties and understand different neuronal response properties as a function of Alzheimer’s pathology. These experiments will be complemented with functional and structural imaging of synapses using genetically-encoded fluorescent reporters using two-photon microscopy.

For further information on the position, please contact: Associate Professor Tarja Malm, tel: +358 40 3552209, For further information on the application procedure, please contact: HR Secretary Asta Suhonen, tel. +358 40 3552000,

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1 year
University of Eastern Finland
A.I.Virtanen Institute

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Tarja Malm
University of Eastern Finland
A.I.Virtanen Institute for Molecular Sciences
Neulaniementie 2
70211 Kuopio
phone: +358 40 3552209 (work),

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