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2 Year Postdoctoral position on "Human Pluripotent Stem Cells and Parkinson's Disease" 780649

2 Year Postdoctoral position on “Human Pluripotent Stem Cells and Parkinson’s Disease”

Research Area and Project Description
A funded two-year postdoctoral position is available from February 2016, in Mark Denham’s research group where human induced pluripotent stem cells and genome editing technologies are used to develop in vitro models of Parkinson’s disease. We combine cell reprogramming, genome engineering, lentiviral gene delivery and stem cell differentiation techniques to study the cellular changes associated with Parkinson’s disease.

The purpose of the postdoc is to develop an in vitro model of Parkinson’s disease and to study the cellular and molecular mechanisms of the pathology by single cell sequencing techniques.

Qualifications and Specific Competences
We are looking for an outstanding scientist who has a strong background in human pluripotent stem cell biology. Applicants must have a PhD degree (in neurobiology or equivalent) or have submitted their PhD thesis for assessment before the application deadline. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in single cell sequencing techniques and in molecular biology. The supervisor is Nordic EMBL Group Leader/Associate Professor Dr. Mark Denham.

Place of Employment and Place of Work
The place of employment is Aarhus University, Department of Biomedicine and the place of work is Mark Denham’s Research Group (see, DANDRITE (Danish Research Institute of Translational Neuroscience), Ole Worms Allé 3, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark. DANDRITE is the Danish node of the Nordic EMBL Partnership for Molecular Medicine and is hosted at Aarhus University, Denmark.

DANDRITE is an EMBL partner research center pursuing fundamental and translational Neuroscience research. Core funding is supplied by the Lundbeck Foundation and Aarhus University, and is supplemented by grants from national and international agencies. Aarhus city is situated in Denmark and is a city offering an outstanding scientific and cultural environment.

The position may be extended, if further external funding can be obtained for this project.  A competitive salary and access to state-of-the-art research facilities will be provided.

Starting date: February 1st 2016, but negotiable.

Applicants seeking further information are invited to contact: Group Leader/Associate Professor Dr. Mark Denham, Phone: +45 2398 2078. E-mail:

Formalities and salary range
Science and Technology refers to the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Danish Universities under the Danish Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.
The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here.
Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities.
Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the Confederation of Professional Associations.
All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.


All applications must be made online and received by:

Please apply online here

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