Job ID: 66080

Post-Doc in translational biomarker analyses from patients with neurodegenerative disorders

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 31 January 2022

Employment Start Date: 1 February 2022

City: Erlangen

Country: Germany

Institution: University Clinic Erlangen

Department: Department of Molecular Neurology


The University Clinic Erlangen is looking for a PostDoc in the Department of Molecular Neurology in the group of Prof. Dr. Friederike Zunke (Department of Molecular Neurology, University Hospital Erlangen) immediately. The position will be grouped into E13/TVL depending on previous experience.

The project focuses on translational biomarker analyses from patients with neurodegenerative disorders, particularly on Parkinson’s disease. The work will imply the purification and characterization of protein aggregates from blood-derived exosomes ( The main goal will be to establish a SOP (standard operating protocol) and to include additional patients suffering from other neurodegenerative disorders (e.g. Alzheimer’s, ALS, MSA). The position receives funding from the Michael J. Fox foundation for Parkinson’s research and experiments will be performed in close collaboration with the projects co-PI PD Dr. Philipp Arnold (Functional and Clinical Anatomy, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)). Your profile builds on a degree in biochemistry/biology or a related field. You successfully finished a PhD (or equivalent) and should be experienced in one more of the following techniques: protein biochemistry, cell biology, structural biology, recombinant protein expression and purification from pro-/eukaryotic systems. We offer a vibrant scientific environment with well-equipped laboratories at the interface between fundamental science and clinical application. The University Hospital Erlangen and the FAU are both committed to excellence in research and offer ideal opportunities to start or peruse a scientific career.
To apply please send your resume, cover letter and contact details of two former supervisors by January 31st, 2022 to: Prof. Dr. Friederike Zunke (