The Oxford Parkinson's Disease Centre offers attractive opportunities to work with leading researchers in advancing the understanding of Parkinson's.
To discuss research opportunities with OPDC email firstname.lastname@example.org
The post is based in the Department of Psychiatry at the Warneford Hospital, Oxford, the Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology, Oxford and Department of Physiology, Anatomy and Genetics, Oxford and is for a fixed-term (funded for 2 years).
You will have or be close to the completion of a PhD in neuroscience, along with an interest in pre-clinical in-vivo models of neurological/neurodegenerative disease. Specific expertise in neuroimaging is essential as are skills with data and/or image analysis, particularly of neuroimaging data. Experience with Matlab, shell scripting and image analysis tools would be desirable.
This is an exciting opportunity to work at the interface between academic research and pharmaceutical drug discovery to contribute to the discovery of novel therapeutics for Parkinson’s disease (PD). This project aims to better understand the molecular mechanisms of PD and develop new therapies by working with induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) lines and dopamine neurons generated from PD patients, rodent primary neuronal cultures, and cell lines.
The post is a collaborative project between the OPDC and Takeda for up to 2 years and is available to start as soon as possible. The post will be based in the Laboratory of Molecular Neurodegeneration, Le Gros Clark Building, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QX.