Researcher

Ref PAR 2023/114

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At the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, at the Sahlgrenska Academy, we conduct research and education covering a wide range of knowledge areas. The institute comprises five different departments: Clinical Neuroscience, Health and Rehabilitation, Pharmacology, Physiology and Psychiatry and Neurochemistry. The Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, invites applications for a Researcher position at the Department of Psychiatry and Neurochemistry. 

At the Department of Psychiatry and Neurochemistry at the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology at the Sahlgrenska Academy, neurochemical research is focused on identifying and studying pathophysiology and pathologies in neurodegenerative diseases. Pathological features of Alzheimer's disease include aggregation of specific peptides and proteins in the brain. Today, there are three biomarkers, measured in spinal fluid, that are used to diagnose Alzheimer's disease, but these can only be used quite late in the course of the disease and they have a relatively large overlap between sick and healthy. Thus, we need new markers that reflect different disease mechanisms in order to make an early and safe diagnosis. 

Duties

The job assignments include being involved as well as leading several different projects and together with other researchers establishing and validating new methods, applying these methods to clinical neurochemical studies and ultimately writing scientific articles. Scientific supervision of students and staff is also part of the assignments. Assay methods include antibody-based methods such as ELISA, Simoa, but may also include additional techniques of analysis such as PET and MRI imaging.

Qualifications

To qualify as a researcher the applicant should hold a PhD in a relevant subject and have hold a post-doctoral position. The applicant must have documented knowledge on and experience of research on biomarkers (fluid and imaging) for neurodegenerative diseases, data analysis and basic knowledge in statistics.

We are looking for a positive and driven researcher with extensive experience in research and laboratory work on biomarkers for neurodegenerative diseases. In assessing the applicants' qualifications, a great deal of importance will be attached to research experience focusing on method development and implementation of new biomarkers as well as data analysis. This should be documented through publications in international peer-reviewed scientific journals.  Good ability to independently process data and write scientific publications is essential as well as being otherwise flexible and able to work both in groups and independently. During assessment, account will be taken with respect to personal ability and qualifications. Great importance will be placed on personal suitability. 

Employment

The employment is limited (temporary) for 11 months, 100% of full-time, and is placed at the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology. Starting date: as soon as possible or as agreed.  

Contact information for the post

If you have questions regarding the employment please contact Manager in charge is Professor/Head of Department Henrik Zetterberg, phone: +46 768 672 647, e-mail: henrik.zetterberg@clinchem.gu.se

Application documents are not to be submitted through the contact persons.

Unions

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Application

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Please enclose PhD certificate with the application.

Applications must be received by: 2023-02-13

 

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