Postdoctoral fellow in neuroimaging of neurodegenerative diseases
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.
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 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.
*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.
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.
|Type of employment||Temporary position longer than 6 months|
|Contract type||Full time|
|First day of employment||By agreement|
|Number of positions||1|
|Last application date||06.Oct.2019 11:59 PM CET|