Lund University., Faculty of Med., Dept. 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 laboratories of Niklas Mattsson and Oskar Hansson at the Faculty of Medicine, Lund University now seek a postdoctoral fellow for genetic/bioinformatic analyses in Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases.

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 postdoc will focus on genetic data analyses to identify links between genetic risk factors and different hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease. A key task will be to integrate genetic information with other data that is already available in our studies, including neuroimaging (MRI and PET) and biochemical data. The project may also include analysis of gene expression data and protein expression data, including on material generated from induced human neurons. The position is full time over 2 years.

Requirements

  • Ph.D. in bioinformatics, genetics, statistics, computer science, computational biology, genetics, mathematics, or a related discipline.
  • Ability to independently perform large-scale genetic data analyses (GWAS).
  • Expertise in bioinformatic/statistical tools, and scripting/programming (e.g. R, Python).

Application

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

 

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment According to agreement
Salary Monthly salary
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Malmö
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2019/98
Contact
  • Niklas Matsson, docent, e-post: niklas.mattsson@med.lu.se
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Published 17.Jan.2019
Last application date 07.Mar.2019 11:59 PM CET

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