Job ID: 95374
Position: Post-doctoral Position
Deadline: 18 December 2022
Employment Start Date: 1 February 2023
Contract Length: 2 years
Institution: Lund University
Department: Experimental Medical Science
POSTDOCTORAL PROJECT IN NEUROSCIENCE
TOPIC: Modulation of cortico-basal ganglia networks in models of Parkinson´s disease (PD).
The project is part of a large collaborative research programme entitled ADAPT-PD (ADAptive and Precise Targeting of cortex-basal ganglia circuits in Parkinson´s Disease) aimed at identifying network dysfunctions in PD in order to develop therapeutic approaches based on non-invasive neuromodulation. Within this translational programme, Angela Cenci Nilsson (Lund University Basal Ganglia Pathophysiology Group) leads preclinical studies using rodent models.
The post-doctoral fellow will be integrated in a multidisciplinary team and will have access to fully equipped research facilities. The project will include advanced behavioural analyses of rodent PD models in temporal registration with calcium imaging fiber photometry and optogenetic circuit manipulations.
Lund University is among the most renowned institutions of higher learning in the Nordic countries, being consistently ranked within the top 100 academic research institutes in the world. It is the most popular university in Sweden for international applicants and was ranked as the 40th most international university in the world by Times HigherEducation (World Universities Ranking 2021).
At Lund University the Basal Ganglia Pathophysiology Laboratory is embedded in an excellent research environment supported by the Swedish Government (Multidisciplinary Research Focused on Parkinson´s Disease, www.multipark.lu,se).
The start date for the post-doctoral position is flexible and can be adapted to the needs of the applicant.