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Postdoctoral researcher and PhD positions in Parkinson’s disease biomarker discovery

The Norwegian Centre for Movement Disorders, Stavanger University Hospital

Stavanger, Norway

Stavanger University Hospital invites highly motivated applicants for a postdoctoral researcher position at the Norwegian Centre for Movement Disorders at Stavanger University Hospital. The position is linked to the research project: “Biomarkers to predict individual risk of dementia in Parkinson’s disease” and is for three years. We will also advertise up to three positions for PhD in 2019, working in the areas of biomarker discovery, genetics, neuroimaging or machine learning, and encourage any interested parties to contact us directly for further information.


Research area

Our research is focused on Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases. We work with cohorts of patients and control volunteers, who undergo comprehensive clinical examinations and extensive testing with biomarker measurements and neuroimaging. We are seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Researcher with experience in biomarker identification and method development/validation, to join our growing multidisciplinary team of scientists and clinical researchers.


Briefly, the researcher will focus on the discovery of biomarkers of dementia in Parkinson’s disease. Key tasks will include the identification of new biomarkers using mass spectrometry methods and the development and validation of biomarker assays. The successful applicant is expected to collaborate with international partners and to undertake research visits to our international collaborators’ groups.


Qualification requirements

The successful candidate for the postdoctoral research position must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, within neuroscience, biochemistry, molecular biology or a related discipline. The post-holder must also have a proven track record in academic publishing, and excellent written and oral English. 


The successful candidate must be highly motivated, with an interest in working in the areas of biomarker development and neurodegenerative disease. The ideal candidate will also have experience in the development and validation of new methods (for example biomarker assays) and working with biobank collections, and a strong background in standard practices for sample handling and protein detection. Experience in mass spectrometry methods and statistics is an advantage. Excellent English writing and speaking skills are essential.


To apply for this position please follow the weblink given below to the Webcruiter recruitment website. 

Register your application and CV including relevant education and work experience. In your application letter, you must show your motivation to apply for the position, a short outline of a potential contribution to the team and your research interests and future research goals.


For more information on this or upcoming PhD positions, please contact jodi.maple@uis.no


Please apply via recruiter’s website.

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