SDU Department of Clinical Research PhD international awards in Denmark

  • PHD
  • Salary
  • 15 December 2020

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

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Syddansk Universitet tilbyder videregående uddannelser i form af bacheloruddannelser, kandidatuddannelser og efteruddannelse (masteruddannelser, uddannelser på deltid) samt forskeruddannelser (ph.d.). Universitetet har fem fakulteter og er repræsentere...

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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).


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" within the link.
Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb.

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