Lund University (LU)

Postdoctoral fellow at the Wallenberg Neuroscience Center

Translational Neurology Group

Lund, Sweden

Vascular dysfunction in neurodegeneration

Postdoc position at the Wallenberg Neuroscience Center, Lund University, Sweden

 

We are recruiting a highly motivated and committed candidate with preferably a background in vascular biology, tumour biology and/or neuroscience for a 2 years postdoctoral training (with the possibility of extension) to the research group Translational Neurology at the Wallenberg Neurocentrum and Wallenberg Centrum for Molecular Medicine, Lund University, Sweden. 


Bridging between the lab and the clinic, our group is interested in cutting-edge neurodegenerative therapies spanning from mechanistic studies for target identification all the way to clinical trials. We examine the dysfunction of the neurovascular unit with a special focus on pericytes as key players in neuroinflammation and neurodegeneration and potential target cells for brain repair. Our research is translational, involves human samples and has a close connection to clinical implementation. 

The project will focus on the histological and molecular characterization of vascular cells in in vivo models of Parkinsons disease and glioblastoma and in human samples. The candidate will work with in vivo models, confocal and light sheet imaging, transcriptomics and proteomics.

Our group is a member of centres of excellence in neurodegenerative disease research (www.med.lu.se/multipark) and regeneration (www.wcmm.lu.se). The environment at Lund University, Sweden provides excellent post-doctoral training in state-of the art techniques, numerous guest lectures and workshops. 

 

Candidates must have a PhD not older than 3 years at the time they start the position. The position is fully financed by stipend.

The applicant should have an outstanding academic performance and track record in vascular biology, tumour biology and/or neuroscience. Expertise in advanced immunohistological techniques and animal handling/surgery is a requirement for this position and experience in specifically Parkinson disease models and/or tumour models is a strong advantage. Candidates need to speak and write excellent English.


Please send your application with a letter of motivation, CV and a list of three references to Gesine.Paul-Visse@med.lu.se no later than the 1 March 2020. Starting date to be discussed.


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Postdoctoral fellow at the Wallenberg Neuroscience Center