Postdoctoral fellow in neuroimaging of neurodegenerative diseases
Lund University, Med. fak., Department of Clinical Sciences Malmö
Sweden

Postdoctoral fellow in neuroimaging of neurodegenerative diseases


Lund University, Med. fak., Department of Clinical Sciences Malmö


Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 40 000 students and 7 600 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

 

The Faculty of Medicine is a part of Lund University, and is responsible for education and research within medicine and healthcare. Our academic programs are closely linked with the healthcare system and are firmly anchored in the faculty’s strong research tradition. Our research spans a broad field within experimental preclinical research, near-patient clinical research and health sciences research. The Faculty of Medicine, with its 1,800 employees and 2,700 students in Lund and Malmö, is a knowledge-intensive meeting place for students, teachers and researchers from all over the world.
The research group of Oskar Hansson and Rik Ossenkoppele at the Faculty of Medicine, Lund University, now seek a postdoctoral researcher for neuroimaging analyses in Alzheimer’s disease.

 

Research area

Our research is focused on defining and understanding biological processes in Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases. We work both with cohorts of patients and cognitively unimpaired volunteers, who undergo extensive testing with neuroimaging, biomarker measurements and neuropsychological testing, and with animal- and cell biology experiments. The postdoc will join a growing multidisciplinary team of neuroscientists and clinical researchers, who are dedicated to increase the knowledge about neurodegenerative diseases. The long-term goal of our research is to contribute to the development of new treatments for neurodegenerative diseases where effective treatments are still lacking.

 

The position

The postdoctoral researcher will focus on neuroimaging data analysis aimed at developing diagnostic and prognostic tools, detecting markers of resilience to brain pathology and improve our molecular understanding of Alzheimer’s disease. A key task will be to integrate neuroimaging (PET and MRI) information with other data that is already available in our studies, including (longitudinal) neuropsychological test scores and biochemical markers. The postdoctoral researcher will work with data acquired as part of the Swedish BioFINDER 2 study (www.biofinder.se). In this study, 1,500 persons across the clinical spectrum of Alzheimer’s disease (i.e. from cognitively normal to dementia) will undergo advanced neuroimaging including tau PET and 7T MRI with both structural and functional sequences. The position is full time over 2 years.

 

Requirements

*Ph.D. in neuroscience, psychology, medicine, bioinformatics or a related discipline;

*Ability to independently perform large-scale neuroimaging data analyses;

*Expertise in statistical modeling, scripting/programming and neuroimaging software.

 

Application

Applications should include a personal letter, curriculum vitae, proof of completed PhD, and names/contact information for three references.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset. We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.


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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment By agreement
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Malmo
County Skåne County
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2019/2545
Contact
Oskar Hansson, Head of Division, +46 72 226 77 45, email: oskar.hansson@med.lu.se
Rik Ossenkoppele, associate senior lecturer, email: rik.ossenkoppele@med.lu.se
Union representative
OFR / ST: Unions ST's Office, 046-222 93 62
SACO: Saco-s Council at Lund University, 046-222 93 64
TOPIC: Civil Case, 046-222 93 66
Published 04.Jul.2019
Last application date 06.Oct.2019 11:59 PM EST


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