Postdoctoral Fellow - Genetics/Bioinformatics in Alzheimer's Disease
Posted 17 Jan 2019
The laboratories of Niklas Mattsson and Oskar Hansson at the Faculty of Medicine, Lund University, are seeking a postdoctoral fellow for genetic/bioinformatic analyses in Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases.
The research is focused on defining and understanding biological processes in Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases, working 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 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 the labs' 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 two years.
- 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).