Declaration of interest regarding PhD project: Neurobiology Research, Department of Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences at SDU is looking for applicants for a PhD scholarship within the field of neuroimmunology/neurobiology at University of Southern Denmark

Declaration of interest regarding PhD project:

Neurobiology Research, Department of Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences at SDU is looking for applicants for a PhD scholarship within the field of neuroimmunology/neurobiology.
We are looking for a person with a master’s degree in neuroscience, biomedicine/human biology, molecular biology or in medicine.

Research environment

You will be the principal person coordinating the activities between the project partners at Department of Molecular Medicine, University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Department of Health Science and Technology, Aalborg University (AAU), and the Department of Nuclear Medicine & PET-Centre, Aarhus University Hospital. You will be based at the SDU but will for periods work on the transgenic rat colony at AAU. You will be in an environment with other PhD students.
Project description
This PhD project is an integrated part of the interdisciplinary collaborative project entitled ‘Development of new diagnostic tools and therapies in Alzheimer's disease’. With new pharmacological approaches, we aim to slow down detrimental neuroimmune responses, with the aim to ameliorate neuropathology and preserve cognitive abilities in Alzheimer's disease. The animal experimental part of the project will make use a well-characterized transgenic rat model for Alzheimer's disease. Treatment effects will be assessed by behavioral testing, neuroimaging, evaluation of blood and CSF biomarkers, and by neuropathological/microscopic, immunological, molecular, and biochemical analysis of the brains. Molecular techniques, such as RNASeq, will be applied pending the question. The aim is to obtain mechanistic understanding.

Qualifications

A successful candidate should have a master’s degree in neuroscience, biomedicine/human biology, molecular biology or in medicine, and knowledge of neuroanatomy/neurobiology. Knowledge in immunology is also required. The candidate should preferentially have experience in rodent animal research, tissue collection, and standard histology and molecular techniques. Knowledge of flow cytometry is an advantage. The student should be able to integrate and work together with the rest of the team. A candidate who is already an author or co-author on a scientific paper will be preferred.
Qualifications: Essential
  • Less than 4 years' full time-equivalent research experience and has not yet been awarded a doctoral degree (PhD)
  • Proficient in spoken and written English and Danish
  • Excellent communication and supreme organizational skills
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills
  • Flexibility and ability to work in Odense, Aalborg and Aarhus
  • Flexibility and ability to work in a team environment

Qualifications: Desirable
  • Experience with rodent animal research
  • A keen interest in pursuing translational research in Alzheimer’s disease

For further information about the project, please contact:
Bente Finsen, professor, DMSc, Department of Molecular Medicine, University of Southern Denmark (SDU). +45 6011 3990, bfinsen@health.sdu.dk (main supervisor).
Ove Wiborg, assoc. professor, PhD, Institute for Medicine and Health Technology, Aalborg University (AAU), ow@hst.aau.dk (co-supervisor).

Applications must include:

  • At letter stating the interest, motivation, and qualifications for the project (max. 2 pages) - upload under “Application form”.
  • Detailed CV, including personal contact information
  • Certified copy of diploma (Master’s degree in a relevant field)

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link "Apply online".
Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb.
Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated. This also applies to reference letters.

Closing date July 29th, 2022

Successful candidates will be asked to send an application to the PhD Secretariat, Faculty of Health Sciences, to be enrolled as PhD students.
The PhD programme will be carried out in accordance with Faculty regulations and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities (PhD order)
The terms of employment as a salaried PhD Research Fellow are stated in the Agreement between the Ministry of Finance and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations (AC).
The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background. Flere tjenestesteder

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