Post Doc Research Fellow Position: Peripheral Immunity in Aging & Parkinson’s

Post Doc Research Fellow Position: Peripheral Immunity in Aging & Parkinson’s
PERIPHERAL IMMUNITY in AGING & PARKINSON’S DISEASE:
OPEN CALL for 1 Post Doc Research Fellow position
(12+12 months)

The Center for Research in Medical Pharmacology, University of Insubria (Varese, Italy) works on the role of peripheral immunity in aging and Parkinson’s disease with particular regard to T cells as biomarkers of immunoaging and their relationship with frailty and PD progression.

The ideal candidate for this Post Doc Research Fellow position (assegno di ricerca) is expected to hold an MD or BSc degree or similar, and to have extensive experience in biomedical research, documented by an appropriate record of publications. In particular, she/he is expected to learn and apply:

  • Flow cytometry techniques for the characterization of main innate and adaptive immune cell subsets in whole blood;
  • Cell separation and culture protocols, with particular regard to human T lymphocyte purification and culture from buffy coats and whole blood;
  • Ex vivo/in vitro functional models of immune response.

Knowledge of scientific English and documented ability to write scientific reports and manuscripts will be a preferential requirement.

The position is open for 1+1 years. Salary will be 25.000,00 €/year (including taxes/social security).

An official call detailing deadlines and procedues will be soon available. Potential applicants are meanwhile invited to submit a pre-application/motivation letter, together with a curriculum vitae including a full list of publications and eventual names for references, at their earliest convenience and possibly not later than February 28th 2018, to farmacologia.medica@uninsubria.it. E-mail submissions must include the subject ‘Post Doc position‘.

References

Cosentino M, Kustrimovic N, Marino F. β2-Adrenergic Agonists for Parkinson’s Disease: Repurposing Drugs at the Crossroad of the Brain and the Immune System. BrainImmune – Trends in Neuroendocrine Immunology (online), 2 december 2017.

Kustrimovic N, Rasini E, Legnaro M, Bombelli R, Aleksic I, Blandini F, Comi C, Mauri M, Minafra B, Riboldazzi G, Sanchez-Guajardo V, Marino F, Cosentino M. Dopaminergic Receptors on CD4+ T Naive and Memory Lymphocytes Correlate with Motor Impairment in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease. Sci Rep. 2016 Sep 22;6:33738.

Marino F, Cosentino M. Multiple sclerosis: Repurposing dopaminergic drugs for MS–the evidence mounts. Nat Rev Neurol. 2016 Apr;12(4):191-2.


See also: uninsubriamedicalpharmacology.blogspot

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