Postdoc position available – extracellular vesicles as diagnostic risk-markers for non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in obesity

Applications are invited for a postdoc position within development of extracellular vesicle-based biomarkers for obesity-related complications. The postdoc will be associated with the group of Professor Aase Handberg at Clinical Biochemistry, Aalborg University Hospital, Denmark. The position is full time for 2 ½ year and it is available from November 1st 2023 or as soon as possible hereafter.

Job description

As a postdoc you will be part of a dynamic research group with focus on extracellular vesicles (EVs) in obesity-related complications. The position will involve experimental planning, execution, and critical evaluation of results to characterize and develop EV-based biomarkers. The project will involve use of state-of-the-art technologies, in particular high-sensitivity flow cytometry as well as proteomic and miRNA profiling. In particular, focus will be on using tissue-specific/liver-specific markers for characterizing circulating EVs in obesity and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) along with in-depth characterization of EV-cargo including protein and miRNA profiles. The project will be carried out in collaboration with associate professor Carlos Salomon (Queensland, Australia) and a stay at his lab is contained in the project. Finally, daily supervision of related projects performed by junior researchers and students in the lab will also be part of the responsibilities of the post doc along with writing grant applications and articles.

Your profile

The ideal candidate should hold a PhD in Molecular Biology, Biomedicine or similar. An excellent publication record along with experience in working with EVs, flow cytometry, and protein/miRNA profiling along with some bioinformatic interest will be considered advantages. The candidate is also expected to have excellent communication skills in English, ability to take ownership and drive projects forward. Importantly, the candidate should also have a collaborative mindset and demonstrate strong work ethics.

Clinical Biochemistry, Aalborg University Hospital

Our group at Clinical Biochemistry has under leadership of Professor Aase Handberg, a solid background in biomarker research within obesity-related complications with increasing focus on EVs. We offer a position within a dynamic and ambitious group of researchers with passion for clinical EV-research.


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