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Postdoctoral Position in Neuroimmunology 941642

A fully funded one-year postdoctoral position is available immediately in the CNS Disease Modelling Group, Department of Biomedicine, Aarhus University, Denmark.

Candidates will be part of a research group investigating the influence of the immune system in the neurodegenerative process in Parkinson’s disease, with a special focus on peripheral immune cells and their relation to brain events in patients. The candidate will use different approaches to perform ex-vivo analysis of peripheral blood mononuclear cells, and evaluate immune and disease biomarkers in different biological fluids. In addition, in vitro cellular characterization using cultures will be also included in the project. The study is built on the background of solid prior data from the lab and had therefore high potential for future publications. The project will be complementary to the animal studies perform in parallel by other members of the team. Close interaction and constant scientific exchange will be essential for the advance of the project.

Successful candidates will have an excellent track record and will be highly motivated self-driven candidate with a PhD in Immunology or neuroimmunology with a deep understanding of monocyte/macrophage biology and general immunology. The candidate should have experience with primary immune cell based assays, multiparameter flow cytometry, and molecular techniques. Experience in the field human immunology or neurobiology will be a plus.

The successful candidate is expected to have strong skills in English, and to have a demonstrated scientific track record, including at least one first author publication in a per review scientific journal within a relevant field.
You should be able to work independently and responsibly, to critically analyse data, prepare and communicate results, prepare manuscripts and publish research findings in high quality journals.

The position will provide excellent training and opportunities in many aspects of neurodegeneration and Parkinson’s disease. We offer state of the art equipment, a great scientific environment, and an energetic international team of neuroscientists. The lab is affiliated to DANDRITE an interdisciplinary research center associated with two faculties at Aarhus University, the Faculty of Health and the Faculty of Science and Technology. The center has ties to Aarhus University Hospital.

The position is financed by a grant from the MJ. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s disease and involves international collaborations. If successful, the project could be extended up to a total of 3 years.

Applicants seeking further information are invited to contact: Group Leader, Assistant Professor, Dr. Romero-Ramos with the subject “Postdoc position Neuroimmunology” (please note that applications cannot be sent to this e-mail address - see section on ‘Application’ below).
Required qualifications

Appointment as a postdoc requires academic qualifications at PhD level.

Formalities and references

  • Further information on the appointment procedure can be found in the Ministerial Order on the Appointment of Academic Staff at Universities.
  • The appointment is in accordance with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (Akademikerne).
  • Remuneration is in accordance with the above, and the Salary agreement catalogue for staff at Health.
  • Further information on qualification requirements and job description can be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities (in Danish).


    Applications must be accompanied by a CV, diploma, a list of publications, a research plan as well as a teaching portfolio. A maximum of ten of the publications of greatest relevance to the job must be submitted. If you have an assessment within the same job title (completed after March 1, 2016 at AU, Health), then this can be attached to the application.

    Further information on the application and supplementary materials may be found in the facultys Guidelines for applicants and Aarhus Universitys Guidelines on the use of teaching portfolios.

    The assessment committee may decide to include non-submitted material in its assessment. In such cases, the applicant will be informed and obliged to submit material, unless the application is withdrawn.

    Applications submitted through channels other than the online application form below or applications which are not received by the application deadline will not be considered.

    All interested candidates are encouraged to apply, regardless of their personal background.

  • Deadline

    All applications must be made online and received by:

    Please apply online here

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