GP2 Opportunities

Updated 11/22/2022
Development is an important component of our program; our focus is to provide training and other funding opportunities for the next generation of Parkinson’s disease researchers around the world. GP2 will offer these opportunities to the entire neurodegeneration community through the course of the program.

To support applicant preparation, you can view an example of our studentship application form.

Contact us at [email protected] if you have queries about our opportunities.

GP2 Training Opportunities

GP2 Bioinformatics Training Workshop: Mexico
Deadline to apply: December 2, 2022
GP2 in inviting clinicians, scientists and researchers to apply to attend the GP2 Bioinformatics Training Workshop taking place in Queretaro, Mexico on January 30-31, 2023. This is an in-person training opportunity. Trainings will be delivered in Spanish only.

GP2 Employment Opportunities

PostDoc – Genetic Epidemiology, University of Tübingen
Deadline to apply: November 30, 2022
The Center for Genetic Epidemiology (CGE) is looking for a postdoctoral fellow with a background in genetic epidemiology, statistical genetics, mathematics, and bioinformatics to help unravel the role of common and rare variants in Parkinson’s disease. Click here for more details and to apply.

GP2 Data Manager Position Available at NIH’s CARD
Posted on October 7, 2022. Available to be filled as soon as possible.
Data Technica International (DTi) is looking for a data manager or epidemiologist interested in supporting open science to fight dementia and neurodegenerative disease. This position is currently open at the new Center for Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias (CARD) at the National Institutes of Health and will support the analysis, management, and integration of clinical and genomic data at-scale and across multiple neurological diseases within a global collaborative framework. Click here for more details and to apply.

Early Career Data Scientist/Analyst
Are you an early career data scientist/analyst with strong bioinformatics affinity? This is an outstanding opportunity for a neurogeneticist/data scientist to work in the Global Parkinson’s Genetics Program. You will support data analysis and management for the Monogenic Data Analysis working group and have the opportunity to work in close collaboration with scientists within GP2 around the globe. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis. Contact Zih-Hua Fang at [email protected] for more.

Partner Opportunities

There are no partner opportunities at this time. Please check back for updates.

Past Opportunities

GP2-funded Training Opportunity: Online course by FAES at the NIH
The deadline for this opportunity has passed.
GP2 is funding places on a bioinformatics online course delivered by the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES) academic programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), taking place in the 2022 fall semester.

GP2 Under-represented Populations Master’s Program – MSc Clinical Neurology at UCL
The deadline for this opportunity has passed.
GP2 is inviting doctors based in Africa, Asia, and Latin America to apply for funding to pursue a master’s by distance learning in Clinical Neurology at University College London (UCL).

GP2 Under-represented Populations Master’s Program – MPS Data Science at UMBC
The deadline for this opportunity has passed.
GP2 is inviting doctors and scientists based in Africa, Asia and Latin America to apply for funding to pursue a virtual master’s in Data Science at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC).

The Michael J. Fox Foundation Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders.
The deadline for this opportunity has passed.
To meet the growing need for movement disorder specialists – neurologists with additional training in Parkinson’s and other movement disorders, this program offers funding to eight academic centers around the world to each train one new movement disorder clinician-researcher over a two-year period. 

UCL Research Data Project Manager, GP2 Project
The deadline for this opportunity has passed.
UCL’s Department of Clinical and Movement Neurosciences is looking to recruit a Research Data Project Manager to manage the recruitment of clinical Parkinson’s cohorts to the GP2 project (gp2.org) within the Cohort Integration Working Group of GP2, led by Professor Huw Morris.

GP2-funded Training Opportunity: Online courses by FAES at the NIH
The deadline for this opportunity has passed.
GP2 is funding places on a bioinformatics online course delivered by the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES) academic programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), taking place in the 2022 spring semester.

GP2 Under-represented Populations Master’s Program – Africa 
The deadline for this opportunity has passed.
GP2 is inviting doctors based in Africa to apply for funding to pursue a Master’s by distance learning in Clinical Neurology at University College London (UCL). 

GP2-funded Training Opportunity: Virtual Aspen Course 
The deadline for this opportunity has passed.
GP2 is funding up to 10 places on a virtual Aspen Course for movement disorders specialists from Lower and Middle Income Countries (LMIC). The Aspen Course: A Comprehensive Review of Movement Disorders for the Clinical Practitioner is running virtually from July 25 – 29, 2021. 

GP2 Under-represented Populations PhD Program – Asia and Latin America
The deadline for this opportunity has passed.
GP2 is inviting supervisors based in Asia and Latin America to apply for funding for a trainee to pursue a higher research degree (PhD or equivalent) in the genetics of Parkinson’s disease (PD) or a related subject.

Genomics of Brain Disorders: Virtual Wellcome Genome Campus Conference.
The deadline for this opportunity has passed.
GP2 is funding up to 10 places for participants from Lower and Middle Income Countries on the Wellcome Genome Campus Conference Genomics of Brain Disorders, running virtually from April 14-16, 2021.

GP2-funded opportunity: Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Neurogenetics at UCL
The deadline for this opportunity has passed.
UCL Queen Square is inviting applications for a GP2-funded Research Fellow or Senior Research Fellow in Neurogenetics. This is an outstanding opportunity for a neurogeneticist or data scientist to work within GP2.

The Michael J. Fox Foundation Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders
The deadline for this opportunity has passed.
To meet the growing need for movement disorder specialists – neurologists with additional training in Parkinson’s and other movement disorders, this program funds academic medical centers worldwide to train new movement disorder clinician-researchers over a two year period.

GP2-funded PhD Studentship: Understanding phenotype and progression in Parkinson’s
The deadline for this opportunity has passed.
Based at UCL, the PhD will involve collaboration with world leaders in PD genetics across the GP2 network.

GP2-funded opportunity: Postdoctoral Researcher at DZNE
The deadline for this opportunity has passed.
DZNE is recruiting a GP2-funded Postdoctoral Researcher to co-lead the Monogenic Data Analysis working group and coordinate analyses. This is an excellent opportunity for a postdoctoral researcher with skills in the analysis and management of whole genome sequencing data and a background in human genetics.

GP2-funded PhD studentship – DZNE
The deadline for this opportunity has passed.
GP2 is inviting applications for a PhD studentship: “Identifying genes for familial Parkinson’s disease”. The PhD will be based within the ASAP-GP2 Monogenic Disease Core at the DZNE Tübingen in Germany and supervised by Peter Heutink.

GP2-funded places on Wellcome course: Molecular Neurodegeneration and Therapeutic Approaches
The deadline for this opportunity has passed.
GP2 is funding up to ten places for participants from low and middle-income countries on the Wellcome Genome Campus course: Molecular Neurodegeneration and Therapeutic Approaches, running virtually from January 25 to 29, 2021. 

GP2-Funded Online Courses from NIH
The deadline for this opportunity has passed.
GP2 is funding eight places on online courses delivered by the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES) Academic Programs at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) taking place in the spring semester 2021. 

GP2-funded opportunity: Training, Networking & Communication (TNC) Coordinator
The deadline for this opportunity has passed.
Applications are invited for a Training, Networking, and Communication (TNC) Coordinator to support all aspects of the TNC group’s work delivering GP2 milestones. The role is based at QMUL and involves collaboration with worldwide GP2 partners.

GP2-funded opportunity: Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Neurogenetics at UCL
The deadline for this opportunity has passed.
UCL Queen Square is inviting applications for a GP2-funded Research Fellow or Senior Research Fellow in Neurogenetics. This is an outstanding opportunity for a neurogeneticist or data scientist to work within GP2.