Job ID: 99328
Postdoc in Immune response in Parkinson’s disease, Aarhus Univ, Denmark
Position: Post-doctoral Position
Deadline: 8 January 2023
Employment Start Date: 1 March 2023
Contract Length: 1+1
Institution: Aarhus Univeristy
The Department of Biomedicine at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University invites applications for a position as Postdoc in the field of Immune response in Parkinson’s disease as per 1 March 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is a fixed-term full-time position for 1 year with a possibility of a 1-year extension.
We offer a vibrant international research environment where English is the preferred language in the laboratory, at meetings and at seminars. The Department employs some 450 people and covers a range of research areas within Biomedicine. We contribute to the Bachelor’s degree programs in medicine, molecular medicine, odontology and the Master’s degree programs in biomedical engineering and medical chemistry. Our infrastructure is well developed with modern laboratories, core and animal facilities. You will work either in the brand new ‘Skou Building’ or similar as we are in the process of modernizing our old facilities. You can read more about the department here and about the faculty here.
About the research project
Candidates will be part of a research group investigating the influence of the immune system in the neurodegenerative process in Parkinson’s disease. The candidate will use different approaches to characterize the immune (central and peripheral) response to alpha-synuclein induced neurodegeneration in a rodent model, with a special focus on the gut-brain axis. The studies will be complementary to the human studies performed in parallel by other members of the team. Close interaction and constant scientific exchange will be essential for the advance of the project.
Your job responsibilities
As Postdoc in Biomedicine your position is primarily research-based but may also involve teaching assignments. You will contribute to the development of the department through research of high international quality. In your daily work, you will work closely with colleagues on your project, where you will receive supervision and guidance.
You will conduct animal experiments and be responsible of the completion of the full project (in vivo and postmortem studies). You should be able to work independently and responsibly, to critically analyze data, prepare and communicate results, prepare manuscripts and publish research findings in high quality journals. You are expected to keep updated regarding literature on the field. In addition, you will also supervise undergraduates laboratory projects during your appointment in the lab.
You will report to the Head of Department Associate Professor Marina Romero-Ramos.
Successful candidates will have an excellent track record and will be highly motivated self-driven candidate and must have a PhD within one or more of the following areas: neurodegeneration of Parkinson’s disease and the associated inflammatory process and/or in the study of the gut-brain axis in the context of neurodegeneration or the immune response during neurodegeneration in other diseases.
The candidate should have experience with in vivo disease modelling in rodents, stereotaxic surgery, animal behavior. Expertise in techniques such as flow cytometry, histological techniques and advance microscopy are desirable. Prior experience with cell cultures of microglia or monocytes (primary or cell lines) or iPSC will be a plus.
The successful candidate is expected to have strong skills in English, show mobility in his/her CV, and to have a demonstrated scientific track record, including at least one first author publication in a per review scientific journal within a relevant field. Prior teaching experience will be also considered a plus.
As a person, you are ambitious, take ownership and possess good communication and interpersonal skills.
In order to be assessed as qualified for a Postdoc position, you must meet these academic criteria.
Shortlisting will be used.
Please apply online here