Friday Bulletin March 2, 2018

Published: April 26th, 2018

Category: Department Updates, Friday Bulletin, News

Graduate Student News

Congrats to Ginessa Mahar on getting her NSF award!


Lectures and Opportunities

Dr. Mingzhou Ding, PhD

Distinguished Professor Lecture

March 15, 2018 @ 5pm

More information here


Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity:

Two-year postdoctoral fellowship available in Linköping, Sweden

Any nationality may apply. The postdoc will be supervised by Professor Gillian Einstein and have connections to her lab at the University of Toronto as well.

Duties:  The Postdoc will essentially carry out research in Gender and Health. The position may also involve teaching and some administrative work, but during no more than a fifth of work time.

The position holder shall take responsibility for and carry out research related to the CABSOE Project (Jointly carried out by researchers in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the Faculty of Medicine). CABSOE is a project to understand the effects on brain and cognition of oophorectomy prior to natural menopause. It includes: qualitative interviewing, neuropsychological testing, brain imaging, hormonal and immunological analyses. We are trying to understand the whole body consequences of estrogen deprivation in younger women. The study has implications for the importance of estrogens for women’s brain health, immune system – brain interactions effecting attention and memory, and women’s sense of themselves without their ovaries.

The work is carried out on an interdisciplinary basis and includes national and international collaborators. Work duties include: research planning, depending on their specific disciplinary qualifications, the successful applicant should participate in the carrying out of the different subcomponents of the research design, for example, bench work like spinning down urine and potentially measuring hormones and immune system function, or qualitative interviewing. Also included are literature searches, help with grant writing, and communicating the results by writing scientific papers and through other forms of presentations, as well as through contributing and maintaining the website of the Gender and Medicine platform at Linköping University. Some work, like organizing meetings of the investigators and keeping track of all the different study components may also be a part of the postdoc. Teaching, help with budgets and ethics protocols and grant writing may also be a part of the position.

Qualifications: The position requires a doctorate or an equivalent degree from a foreign university. The doctorate shall have been obtained no longer than three years before the expiration date of the application. The content of the PhD work should be of relevance for the work as defined above. More specifically we look for a person with documented expertise in one or more of the following types of research: qualitative social research, cognitive neuroscience, immunology, and/or brain imaging.

The position is located at the Unit of Gender Studies with the goal of bringing the material body together with feminist neuroscience approaches. An interest and/or expertise in gender or feminist studies is a merit. Some training in both the biological sciences and women and gender studies is preferable – for example: a joint degree in Women’s and Gender Studies and neuroscience or Psychology.

We are looking for someone who wants to be a creative and constructive member of a multidisciplinary work team, supporting co-workers at different experience levels and contributing to a good working atmosphere. The position requires that the successful candidate speaks and writes English fluently.



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