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The ECTRIMS Job Platform offers a great possibility to search for training, research and job opportunities in Multiple Sclerosis within Europe. The quickest way to find the right candidate in MS is to post a job advert on the ECTRIMS Job Platform.

Current Openings

Location: The University of California San Francisco – Department of Neurology part of the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences.

Job Type: Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Neuroscience (cellular or molecular immunology)

Description: The laboratory of Dr. Stephen L. Hauser, located at the University of California, San Francisco’s Mission Bay campus, is seeking a highly ambitious post-doctoral scholar with prior training in either cellular or molecular immunology, or neuroscience with a strong track record and excellent interpersonal skills.  Our laboratory is focused on understanding the role of adaptive immune mechanisms in multiple sclerosis and other neurodegenerative diseases. Successful candidates will have a Ph.D., or an M.D. Ph.D. degree(s).

Interested applicants should send a cover letter describing their research experience and career goals, along with their CV, and the names and email addresses of three professional references to UCSF is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The Department of Neurology at UCSF is a division within the School of Medicine (SOM) and is affiliated with the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences. The Department’s mission is to deliver excellent patient care, conduct state-of-the-art translational research to discover the causes of, and treatments for, neurological disorders, and to educate each generation of medical students, neurology residents and postdoctoral fellows. The Department of Neurology is the second-largest department at UCSF, with an annual operating budget in excess of $150M. It is the number one recipient of NIH funds among neurology departments of U.S. medical schools, and its services are ranked first among California hospitals that offer neurology & neurosurgery services, and third in the nation.

About UCSF: The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.

Location: Institution of Neuroscience and Physiology, Section of Clinical Neuroscience, Sahlgrenska Academy, Gothenburg University, Gothenburg, Sweden

Job type: Postdoctoral Research Fellow –Biomarkers in Multiple sclerosis

Application closing date 30 November 2019

Description: The Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, invites applications for a postdoctoral position at the Department of Clinical Neuroscience. MS research at the Sahlgrenska Academy is well established with studies in epidemiology, neurovirology, neuroimmunology and biomarkers. Several collaborative projects are established, and research for development of biomarkers in cerebrospinal fluid and blood has been particularly successful with several dissertations. The biomarker projects have been done in close cooperation with the section for neurochemistry. In cerebrospinal fluid, we have identified both inflammatory and degenerative biomarkers that are considered clinically valuable. In recent years ultrasensitive methods have enabled measurement of blood biomarkers. Development of new biomarkers increases the ability to better describe the pathophysiology in MS and to characterize the biological effects of pharmacological intervention. The goal is to find clinically useful biomarkers for an improved MS care.

The post doc position is for 2 years and includes development of analytical methods for the determination of neurodegenerative and inflammatory biomarkers and measure cerebrospinal fluid and blood biomarker concentrations using immunoassays.

The applicant should have a PhD degree in relevant subject, extensive and in scientific publications documented knowledge on biomarker research, and practical experience on validation of immunochemical assays.

Company name: The Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, at the Sahlgrenska Academy, conduct research and education covering a wide range of knowledge areas. The institute comprises five different departments: Clinical Neuroscience, Health and Rehabilitation, Pharmacology, Physiology and Psychiatry and Neurochemistry. The postdoctoral fellow will be eligible to apply for a postdoctoral research fellow appointment at Gothenburg University via the Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, and will be working at the section of neurochemistry. Salary will be according to Sahlgrenska Academy guidelines.


Job number: PAR 2019/1358

Location: Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

Job type: Postdoctoral Research Fellow –Neuroimmunology

Description: The Division of Neuroimmunology at Massachusetts General Hospital is devoted to study and care of patients with immune mediated diseases of the central nervous system. Within the Division, the lab of Michael Levy, MD, PhD, uses animal models of rare neuroimmunological diseases the understand the immunopathogenesis and to develop tolerization strategies for treatment. We seek a highly motivated and qualified candidate with a PhD/MD to investigate the immunopathogenesis of neuromyelitis optica using mouse models. The candidate will also have a chance to work with others in the Levy laboratory in the research fields of other rare neuroimmunological diseases.

Company name: Massachusetts General Hospital is a major Boston teaching hospital and teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. The postdoctoral fellow will be eligible to apply for a research fellow appointment at Harvard Medical School (HMS) via the MGH Department of Neurology, and will have access to a range of training opportunities available via both MGH and HMS. Salary will be according to NIH guidelines.


Job number: 3099266

[fMRI during simple motor task; healthy volunteer (top) and PP MS subject (bottom) Photo M. Filippi, Ospedale San Raffaele, Milan
Pathology of SPMS Photo H. Lassmann, University of Vienna
MS t-cells Photo H. Lassmann, University of Vienna
Arcuate fasciculus impacted by MS lesion Photo M. Filippi, Ospedale San Rafaelle, Milan
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optic disc palor after acute ON. Courtesy A. Toosy, London