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The Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences, GIH, is the oldest sport university in the World. The school is located next to Stockholm Stadium and is Sweden’s leading centre of knowledge for sport, physical activity and health. We educate teachers in sport and health, trainers, health pedagogs, sport managers, sport experts and researchers. GIH conducts sport science research, often in close collaboration with other universities and societal partners both nationally and internationally. At present, GIH has 150 employees and about 1400 students.
The Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences, GIH, announces a position as a doctoral student in the subject of Sport Sciences within the project: Molecular mechanisms and aetiology of anabolic resistance in the context of sarcopenic obesity.
The aim of the project is to investigate and define the molecular mechanisms behind blunted muscle growth associated with old age and obesity. A special focus will be on the role of the lysosome in mediating molecular signals to the mTORC1 protein complex, which is believed to be the most important component in the regulation of protein synthesis in human skeletal muscle.
The project will include the recruitment of elderly (70-80 yr) women and men, with and without obesity. Following recruitment, each participant will undergo a series of physiological tests and finally partake in an experimental trial involving collection of blood and muscle samples. Blood and muscle samples will be analyzed using a variety of biochemical and molecular biology techniques such as immunoprecipitation, western blot, RT-qPCR, immunohistofluorescence and mass spectrometry.
Entry requirements for admission to the doctoral programme
The entry requirements for admission to the doctoral programme in Sport sciences are:
• That the applicant has been awarded a second-cycle qualification, has satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second-cycle, or has acquired substantially equivalent knowledge in some other way in Sweden or abroad,
• That the applicant is considered in other respects to have the ability required to benefit from the doctoral programme.
Verification of proficiency in English corresponding to the level English 6 within the Swedish education system.
The general entry requirements shall be fulfilled at the specified time of admission to the doctoral programme: 8 june, 2020.
For instructions regarding the application and requested application documents, please read the full advertisement on GIH's webbsite.
In selecting between applicants who meet the requirements, their ability to benefit from the doctoral programme shall be taken into account. An important basis of assessment is the specialization of the credits within the second-cycle programme and the quality of the advanced level thesis. The assessment is based on predetermined established criteria. For this doctoral position, the following are also taken into account:
• administrative skills in writing ethics applications and grant proposals,
• experience in recruiting both young and elderly participants, perform physiological testing and take blood- and muscle samples from participants with varying degrees of health experience,
• experience in analytical techniques for human blood and muscle samples with methods in accordance to the project description,
• a high proficiency in the Swedish language.
Time limited position for four years fulltime (corresponding to 100% study activity) according to the Higher Education Ordinance chap. 5 1-7 § with starting date in june 2020
The application deadline is 11 march, 2020.
You shall be able to verify the qualifications listed in the application upon request. GIH promotes diversity and gender equality within all categories of employment. We welcome applicants with different backgrounds and experiences. We firmly decline all contact with staffing and recruitment agencies and job ad salespersons
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