Associate researcher in neurodegenerative diseases

Feb 04, 2023 21:59:00 GMT+00:00
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Description of the workplace 

At the research group for Neural plasticity and repair, research is conducted in neuroscience. The research has been at the forefront of the field for years. The group is led by Professor Jia-Yi Li and consists of both research and technical staff. The business is located at the Biomedical Center in Lund.

Within the research group, we care for a workplace that is experienced as developing and stimulating for all employees.

We are hereby looking for a driven associate researcher for work within Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s. The employment is for 20%, limited in time with the desired entry date in January, 2023 or as agreed.

We offer

Lund University is a public authority which means that employees get particular benefits, generous annual leave and an advantageous occupational pension scheme. Read more on the University website about being a Lund University employee Jobba hos oss | Lunds universitet.

Work duties and responsibilities 

The tasks involve investigating the aggregation of the disease proteins, such as alpha-synuclein and Tau and its prevention. The tasks include investigate the disease protein alpha-synuclein and Tau aggregation and propagation, for example, perform cell culture experiments and data analyses, in models of Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease and search for early targets for intervention.

The candidate will participate in the experimental design, the results analyzes and the scientific report. Other tasks within the research group may also be relevant.


Required qualifications:

  •  PhD in neurobiology or neuroscience.
  •  Documented expertise in cell models of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases, protein production and aggregation of amyloid proteins in vitro.
  •  Knowledge and practical experience of live cell imaging and confocal microscopy.
  •  Good knowledge of English.

We will place great emphasis on personal qualities and the candidate’s ability to work well in a group

Terms of employment 

Fixed term employment part time 20% for 6 months.

How to apply

The application is to include a personal letter justifying your interest in the position and how it matches your qualifications. The application is to also include a CV, degree certificates.

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.

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  • Jia-Yi Li, Research group leader, +46462220525
  • Sofia Sönnerstedt, HR coordinator , +46462229876

Union representative

  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet,
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366