Jobs

Postdoctoral Fellow in Neuroimaging of Neurodegenerative Diseases

Employer

Lund University

Location

Lund, Sweden

Principal Investigator

Oskar Hansson

Principal Investigator

Rik Ossenkoppele

Contact

Please apply at https://lu.mynetworkglobal.com/en/what:job/jobID:280338/. For questions contact Oskar Hansson/Rik Ossenkoppele. Applications should include a personal letter, curriculum vitae, proof of completed Ph.D., and names/contact information for three references.

Description

The research group of Oskar Hansson and Rik Ossenkoppele at the Faculty of Medicine, Lund University, seeks a postdoctoral researcher for neuroimaging analyses in Alzheimer’s disease.

The lab's research is focused on defining and understanding biological processes in Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases. Researcherswork 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 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 the 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 two years.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. Lund regards gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset, and kindly declines all sales and marketing contacts.

Requirements

  • 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.