Postdocs in stem cell-based disease modelling, transplantation therapy and bioinformatics

Are you a highly motivated and ambitious post-doctoral candidate with a strong background in stem cell biology, neuroscience, bioinformatics or a similar field? Then one of the three postdoc fellowships offered by the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Stem Cell Medicine, reNEW, might interest you!

reNEW is a collaboration that brings together researchers from the University of Copenhagen, Leiden University Medical Center in the Netherlands and the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute in Melbourne focusing on developing stem cell therapies. Researchers within reNEW address fundamental questions in stem cell and developmental biology and aim to translate research findings to help patients with incurable disorders such as congenital kidney disorders, chronic ulcerative disorders, neurological disorders, diabetes, bladder defects and chronic pulmonary conditions, fertility and liver disorders.

The positions
The three positions are available in the Human Neural Development group of Agnete Kirkeby within reNEW. Her team works to develop stem cell transplantation therapies for neurodegenerative disorders by producing high-purity cultures of subtype-specific human neural cells in the lab for preclinical and clinical studies.

Project 1 involves stem cell-based disease modelling of schizophrenia. This postdoc fellow will study the key protein networks involved in schizophrenia pathology through the use of complex human stem cell models of excitatory and inhibitory neurons.

Project 2 involves transplantation-based stem cell therapies for neurodegenerative diseases. Here, the postdoc fellow will perform in vivo testing of novel stem cell-based transplantation therapies for neurodegenerative diseases. It will involve both testing of improved versions of stem cell therapies for Parkinson’s disease as well as testing of stem cell transplantations in a narcolepsy model.

Project 3 involves the bioinformatic analysis of neural stem cell lineages and identities in vitro and in vivo. This postdoc fellow will be responsible for bioinformatic single cell RNAseq (scRNAseq) analysis of differentiating human neural cells, harvested both in vitro as well as from long-term matured grafts in rats. The aim is to apply such analysis to uncover human neural lieage trajectories and the compositions of human neural stem cell transplants.

All three positions are based at the University of Copenhagen’s Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences starting April 1, 2023, or upon agreement. They are limited to three years.

We offer
A creative and stimulating research environment withing an international team to work and collaborate with.
A combination of exciting projects and state-of-the-art laboratories.
A centrally located workplace in Copenhagen with attractive employee benefits.

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