Within the scope of the newly funded JPND consortium ‘premodiALS’, we offer a Postdoctoral position (TV-L E13) to work on the identification of a disease signature for pre-symptomatic and early Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), starting at the earliest convenience.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a neurodegenerative motoneuron disorder with a poor prognosis and insufficient therapeutic options. Diagnosis is based on clinical criteria and occurs relatively late. Bodyfluid-based biomarkers facilitating an earlier diagnosis are urgently needed.
In the scope of the international premodiALS consortium (www.premodials.med.tum.de) we will collect clinical data and biomaterials from presymptomatic gene mutation carriers at risk to develop ALS as well as early ALS patients and respective control subjects. Biomaterials will be analyzed with multi-omic approaches and results will be integrated with clinical and paraclinical data to generate a clinico-molecular fingerprint of presymptomatic and early ALS.
We are looking for a highly motivated postdoc (m/f/d), who will work in our lab in Munich with a keen interest for translational neuroscience research and excellent background in cellular and molecular neurobiology. Previous experience in neurodegenerative disorders research and ALS in particular is a great advantage. Enthusiasm for research and an extraordinary motivation to work in a multidisciplinary environment as part of an international consortium are key. The position holder will be expected to participate in the coordination of the consortium, prepare human biomaterial samples for multiomic techniques, perform biomarker analyses and bioinformatic data integration. Taking a leading position in the lab, the candidate will also be expected to contribute to the supervision of thesis students and technical assistants.
To apply please contact:
Prof. Dr. Paul Lingor
Technical University München, Department of Neurology
Ismaninger Str. 22, 81679 München, Germany