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The Research Unit in Psychiatry at the department of Clinical Research, SDU is looking for applicants for a PhD scholarship within the field of neuroimaging. 

We are looking for a qualified candidate with an MSc degree in medical science or an MD.

Research environment
The project will be carried out at the Research Unit of Psychiatry, department of Clinical Research, SDU in collaboration with the Nuclear Medicine Dept. of Odense University Hospital.

Project description
Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are a group of complex disorders of neurodevelopment.
At least some forms of autism would be caused by a disproportionately high level of excitation (or weaker inhibition) in neural circuits that mediates language and social behavior (local circuits).
An imbalance between excitation and inhibition could be due to an increase in glutamatergic signaling (excitatory) or reduced inhibitory gamma-Aminobutyric acid (GABA)ergic signaling.

The purpose of this study is to use in vivo PET imaging to investigate the role of glucose metabolism, dopaminergic and serotonergic neurotransmission system in the brains of patients with ASD underlying the neuropathology of autism and compare them to the population of the healthy aged-matched subjects

For more information please contact prof. Tanja michel ( or assoc. prof. Manouchehr Vafaee ( 

Applications must include:
• At letter stating the interest, motivation and qualifications for the project (max. 2 pages) ) - upload under “Application form”.
• Detailed CV, including personal contact information
• Certified copy of diploma (Master’s degree in a relevant field or MD)

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link "Apply online". 
Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb. 

Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated. This also applies to reference letters.

Closing date: December 15th 2020

Successful candidates will be asked to send an application to the PhD Secretariat, Faculty of Health Sciences, to be enrolled as PhD students.

The PhD programme will be carried out in accordance with Faculty regulations and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities (PhD order)

The terms of employment as a salaried PhD Research Fellow are stated in the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC).

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Send application
Deadline 2020-Dec-15

You can apply for the job at Faculty of Health Sciences by completing the application form