Postdoc position in experimental Parkinson’s disease at Lund University, Sweden

Do you want to solve clinically relevant research questions? 
Lund University is seeking a highly skilled and enthusiastic post-doctoral research fellow to join its translational research team at Lund University in Sweden. This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in a preclinical research project investigating microvascular and blood-brain barrier changes in Parkinson’s disease on a cellular and molecular level, elucidating the triggering factors, identifying novel target molecules and investigating the impact of several clinically relevant treatments.
Bridging the lab and the clinic, in the Translational Neurology Group led by Prof Gesine Paul-Visse, they are interested in cutting-edge neuroregenerative therapies spanning from mechanistic studies for target identification all the way to clinical trials. They particularly examine the dysfunction of the neurovascular unit with a special focus on pericytes, gatekeepers at the blood/brain-interface, as key players in inflammation and neurodegeneration and as potential target cells for brain repair. Their research is translational, involves human samples and has a close connection to clinical implementation.
Their lab is embedded in close collaborations and has access to core facilities of centres of excellence in neurodegenerative disease research ( and regeneration ( where Prof. Gesine Paul-Visse is a clinical translational PI.
Lund University is a dynamic environment for junior researchers and provides excellent post-doctoral training in state-of-the art techniques, numerous guest lectures and workshops.
Your mission
The group is looking for a highly motivated and skilled person to drive a project focussed on the characterization of vascular cells in vivo in models of Parkinson’s disease. This project is based on recent findings from the group (PMID: 35360216 ; PMID: 36448982; PMID: 34376193 ; PMID: 33441868). You will work with rodent in vivo models, stereotaxic surgery, confocal and light sheet imaging, single cell RNA-sequencing and proteome analysis as well as analysis of human samples.
You will be fully integrated in the research group, have access to the necessary core facilities and participate in journal clubs, lab meetings and seminars.

Your job
The group offers a full time (100%) postdoctoral training fellowship for 2-4 years, starting in 2023. You will be part of a team and use cutting edge technologies such as single cell RNA-sequencing or proteomics, and you will advance knowledge to slow disease progression in Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders. It offers an inspiring, interactive and international research environment, excellent training possibilities and an outstanding research network.

Are you the right person for this position?
You are a PhD about to defend your thesis or a Postdoc with a PhD preferably no longer than 3 years back at the time you start your position.
You have previous experience in working with one or more of the following: rodent models of Parkinson’s disease, stereotaxic surgery, vascular biology, molecular biology, immunohistochemistry, single cell RNA-sequencing, bioinformatics.
You have good communication skills and you are fully proficient in spoken and written English. Previous work experience in international environments is considered advantageous.

Sounds interesting?
Please contact Starting date to be discussed.

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