Vahid M. Harandi is the editor of the Job opportunities section together with team members Florencia Giliberto, Larissa Goli and Ursula Moore. One of our tasks here is to attract more jobs in both academia and industry being posted on the WMS website. We are also interviewing people on “transition to industry” with tips and tricks to a successful transition as this is always a challenging phase for academics. We are also working to create a Networking platform in WMS by "Profiles" module where users can publicly/or within the community display their profiles to both network and communicate for finding jobs.
Lund University, Lund, Sweden
My name is Vahid M. Harandi and my background lies in Medical Sciences where I obtained a PhD from Umeå University investigating muscle pathophysiology of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). Currently I am a Postdoctoral researcher at Lund University (Sweden) working to understand the pathogenesis of laminin alpha2 chain-deficient muscular dystrophy (MDC1A) and to develop pharmacological treatment for this deteriorating disorder.
UBA INIGEM, CONICET-UBA, Buenos Aires, Argentina
University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
I trained in pharmacy and genetics in Paris (France) where I specialised in the delivery of oligonucleotide therapies across the blood-brain barrier. I am currently in the third year of my DPhil in Prof. Matthew Wood's group (University of Oxford, UK), where I investigate potential combinatorial therapies in spinal muscular atrophy.
Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Ursula Moore is a clinician with a Paediatrics background. She is currently undertaking a PhD assessing the natural history of disease progression in dysferlinopathy with the John Walton Muscular Dystrophy Research Centre in Newcastle, UK.