Institutionen för experimentell medicinsk vetenskap

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 project aims to perform pre-clinical validation of dopamine neurons for cell therapy in PD,
and to optimize the conditions for graft survival and function.

The main task will be to evaluate stem cell derived dopamine neurons in well established pre-clinical
models of Parkinson’s Disease. Focus is to evaluate the cells for clinical use and to study integration
and function in the host brain. Emphasis will be on studying the role of glia.

Qualifikation

To qualify for the position the candidate should have a Phd in neuroscience or pharmacology.
Extensive experience with in vivo experiments, including stereotactic surgery
Experience with in vivo models of neurodegenerative disease
Experience with behavioral assessments
Documented experience with cell culture. Especially neurons and glia
Experience with generation and use of viral vectors
Documented experience with gene expression analysis
Ability to work well in collaborative projects

Eligibility

In order to be eligible for an employment as a postdoctoral researcher, the PhD degree or a foreign degree deemed to be equivalent to a PhD in the field of employment, must be completed no more than three years before the end of the application period. If there are special reasons, the PhD may have been completed earlier.

Terms

The employment is limited to a maximum of two years employment and refers to full-time. The employment is limited by agreement, "Agreement on time-limited employment as postdoctor", between social partners dated 2008-09-04 (Arbetsgivarverket, OFRs, Saco-S and SEKO).

 

Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2019/1480
Contact
  • Malin Parmar, 046-2220620
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 23.Apr.2019
Last application date 14.May.2019 11:59 PM CET

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