Job ID: 117845

Postdoc in infection neuroscience

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 28 March 2024

Employment Start Date: 1 July 2024

Contract Length: 3 years

City: Århus

Country: Denmark

Institution: Aarhus University

Department: Department of Biomedicine


About the research project

Viral infections in the brain can have fatal outcomes if not controlled by the immune system. At the same time, the immune response can also cause both acute and long-term damage to the brain. Therefore, there is an increasing appreciation of the role of the immune system in acute infections, post-infectious brain conditions, and neurodegenerative diseases. Despite this interest, the mechanisms involved remain poorly understood. This project aims to uncover novel immunological mechanisms underpinning post-infectious brain conditions and neurodegenerative diseases.

Your job responsibilities

As Postdoc in infection neuroscience your position is primarily research-based but may also involve teaching assignments. You will contribute to the development of the department through research of high international quality, including publication. In your daily work, you will work closely with colleagues on your project, where you will receive supervision and guidance.

Your competences

You have academic qualifications at PhD level in the area of neuroscience and may also have experience in or a strong interest to learn about immunology. We are looking for a person with practical experience in mouse models in neuroscience or neuropathology, and relevant associated methodologies; hence, FELASA-B qualification is a plus.

Highly desirable additional skills (though not essential) include at least two of the following methods:

  • calcium imaging
  • electrophysiology (intra- or extracellular recording)
  • intracerebral injections
  • microdissection of the CNS regions
  • immunohistochemistry
  • quantitative confocal microscopy
  • behavioral assessment
  • single-molecule RNA hybridization.

As a person, you are ambitious, take ownership of and responsibility for your work, and possess good communication and interpersonal skills. You are inclusive and team-oriented and able to contribute to a good work environment. We expect you to be fluent in oral and written English.

In order to be considered qualified for a postdoc position, you must meet these academic criteria.