GP2 Opportunities

Updated 2/1/2024
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 Underrepresented Populations PhD Program 2023
GP2 is inviting supervisors who identify themselves as belonging to an underrepresented group in Parkinson’s disease (PD) research to apply for funding for a trainee to pursue a PhD in the genetics of PD or a related subject.

GP2 Training Opportunities

Interested in learning more about GP2’s training opportunities? Contact your trainee representative.

There are no GP2 Training Opportunities at this time.

GP2 Employment Opportunities

GP2 Training Network Administrator
Queen Mary University of London’s Wolfson Institute of Population Health is looking for an experienced Administrator to join the Parkinson’s group within the Centre for Preventive Neurology. The postholder will provide administrative and procurement support to all aspects of GP2 working group in delivering project milestones. The appointee should have sound skills in time management and be willing to work with investigators and collaborators across the GP2 network. Deadline to apply is January 2. Click here for more details. 

GP2 Training Network Coordinator
Queen Mary University of London’s Wolfson Institute of Population Health is looking for an experienced Coordinator to join the Parkinson’s group within the Centre for Preventive Neurology. The postholder will lead the integration and operation of the recently launched internal GP2 Hub (a virtual environment for research communication and project delivery for the GP2 scientific community) and coordinate regular issues of the GP2 Newsletter. Deadline to apply is January 2. Click here for more details.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Parkinson’s Disease Genetics
Are you an early career geneticist/data scientist/analyst with strong bioinformatics affinity? This is an outstanding opportunity to work as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Laboratory of Neurogenetics, National Institute on Aging (National Institutes of Health) and the Global Parkinson’s Genetics Program (GP2). Click here for more details.

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

Massachusetts General Hospital Presents: 2024 Planning for Prevention of Parkinson’s: A Trial Design Forum
In-person conference held in Boston, MA, U.S.A. May 5th-May 7th, 2024. Click here to learn more or register.

The Michael J. Fox Foundation Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders
MJFF’s Edmond J. Safra Fellowship in Movement Disorders aims to grow the global base of movement disorder specialists — neurologists with additional training in Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders — by training movement disorder clinician-researchers who can provide expert care and lead scientific advances. Deadline to apply is December 7th. Click here for more details.

Statistical Genetics – University of Tübingen
This position within the Centre for Genetic Epidemiology (CGE) will involve extensive engagement with partners nationally and internationally, and the candidate will lead monthly virtual meetings, prepare minutes, and will also be involved in project management. This candidate will be expected to supervise grad students, and should have experience in conducting genome-wide association studies, and next-generation sequencing analyses. Click here for more details.

Data Analyst – University of Tübingen
The Centre for Genetic Epidemiology (CGE) is looking for a full-time data analyst who will be involved in epidemiological, sociodemographic, and clinical data curation, harmonization, integration, and analysis. We are seeking a candidate with a doctoral degree in computational biology, bioinformatics, or related fields, with an interest in biomedical informatics and translational medicine. Click here for more details.

Part-Time Database Manager – University of Tübingen
The Centre for Genetic Epidemiology (CGE) is seeking a candidate with a doctoral degree in computational biology, bioinformatics, or machine learning/artificial intelligence. The candidate will work with diverse teams across the globe, and hence strong personal skills are required. Click here for more details.

Past Opportunities

Postdoctoral Research Associate
The deadline for this opportunity has passed.
Queen Mary University of London’s Wolfson Institute of Population Health is looking for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join the Centre for Preventive Neurology. Specifically, the post holder will join the ‘early/at-risk’ theme of GP2, focused on understanding the genetic basis of prodromal Parkinson’s disease on a global scale.

Research Fellow
The deadline for this opportunity has passed.
UCL’s Department of Clinical and Movement Neurosciences is looking for a Research Fellow to join the Wood Lab and work independently on a new project ‘Mapping the PD brain: Oligomer-driven functional genomics’, the objective of which is to provide a comprehensive mapping of the genetic factors and biological processes that cause α-synuclein driven Parkinson’s disease (PD). Our results will redefine the textbooks by mapping the PD brain through α-synuclein oligomers, rather than through Lewy bodies.

GP2 Data Manager Position Available at NIH’s CARD
The deadline for this opportunity has passed.
Data Technica International (DTi) is looking for a data manager or epidemiologist interested in supporting open science to fight dementia and neurodegenerative disease.

GP2 Underrepresented 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).

GP2 Under-represented Populations Master’s Program 2023 – MSc Clinical Neurology at UCL
The deadline for this opportunity has passed.
P2 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 Training Opportunity: MDS Aspen Course 2023
The deadline for this opportunity has passed.
We are inviting early career movement disorders specialists, in particular Movement Disorders Fellows who identify themselves as belonging to an underrepresented group in PD research to apply for funding to attend the MDS Aspen Course.

GP2 Bioinformatics Training Workshop: Mexico
The deadline for this opportunity has passed.
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.

PostDoc – Genetic Epidemiology, University of Tübingen
The deadline for this opportunity has passed.
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.

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.