05/03/2021
The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers

Postdoctoral Position: CELL THERAPY IN AN EXPERIMENTAL MODEL OF CEREBELLAR ATAXIA. SELECTION AND IMPROVEMENT OF THE CELL LINEAGE WITH HIGHER NEUROPROTECTIVE POTENTIAL

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Universidad de Salamanca
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Neurosciences
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    17/03/2021 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Spain › Salamanca
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    37,5
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    SA0129P20

OFFER DESCRIPTION

Duties and responsibilities:

 

Enrolment of a postdoctoral researcher in this project is necessary due to the amount work to be done and the variety of techniques to be used. We aim to cultivate different types of cell populations from the bone marrow and carry out their genetic transformation. The analysis of the neuroprotective properties of a single cell type would already constitute a research line for a cell therapy project. The manipulation and analysis of the mesenchymal and hematopoietic populations already duplicates the work to be done. Furthermore, transplantation of a new bone marrow after myeloablation of recipient animals requires both cell populations. This involves three types of transplantation, depending on which cells are genetically modified - mesenchymal, hematopoietic or both - which multiplies the workload even more.

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Benefits

Funding entity: Junta de Castilla y León, co-funded by Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional (FEDER)

Salary: Gross salary of 2,536.78 €/month (12 payments per year)

Eligibility criteria

 

Selection process

The Selection Committee will evaluate following merits (candidates should provide evidence of these merits):

1. Academic and Scientific Curricular Merits of the Candidate (50% - 50 points out of 100)

  • PhD special award (1 point)
  • National accreditation standards for academic staffing (4 points)
  • Training in biological risk factors and hazards (1 point)
  • Supervision of PhD and master students (5 points)
  • Academic teaching experience (5 points)
  • Scientific publications (up to 20 points). Candidate’s role in the publication (first author, corresponding author,..), journal impact factor and bibliometric impactwill be valued
  • Participation in research projects (up to 5 points). Candidate’s role in the research project will be valued (principal investigator, research team member,…)
  • Participation in excellence research programs (up to 2 points)
  • Attendance to international congresses (3 points)
  • Other academic merits (2 points)
  • Other research merits (2 points)

2. Expertise in following skills and professional research activities related to the field of this job position (30% / 30 points out of 100)

  • Postdoctoral research stages in international research institutes/centres in the field of neurosciences (minimum 4 months) (8 points)
  • Previous contracts at the university as assistance/associated professor. (6 points)
  • Skills in cell culture, advanced microscopy and imaging techniques, flow cytometry, genetic, genomic and transcriptomic analysis, cell therapy, murine behaviour (10 points)
  • Expertise in murine models of neurodegeneration and neuroplasticity (3 points)
  • Additional merits aligned with project objectives (3 points)

3. Job interview (20% / 20 points out of 100)

Additional comments

Those foreign applicants who do not have available a valid digital certificate / electronic signature in Spain must submit their applications via:

  • Spanish Embassies or Consulates in their countries, where required documents for this call will be registered. Afterwards, candidates must also submit copy of required documents via email to serv.agi@usal.es before call deadline. Those applications received after call deadline and/or application form completed in non-Spanish language will not be considered valid. Alternatively, by
  • Postal mail or express courier to “Registro Único de la Universidad de Salamanca, C/ Patio de Escuelas, nº1, 37008 Salamanca (Spain)”, making sure that required documents are received by host institution before call deadline. Those applications received after call deadline and/or application form completed in non-Spanish language will not be considered valid. In addition, candidates must also submit copy of required documents via email to serv.agi@usal.es before call deadline

Offer Requirements

Skills/Qualifications

1. PhD in bio-health discipline

2. Additional requirements:

  • Degree in Bio-health sciences (Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Medicine, Pharmacy or Veterinary)
  • Accreditation for laboratory animal handling (category D, previous C: project and procedure design)

Specific Requirements

In order to be considered for this position, those candidates who have available a valid digital certificate / electronic signature in Spain must submit via “Registro electrónico de documentación general (Expone-Solicita)” of the University of Salamanca (selecting “Agencia de Gestión de Investigación” as recipient of the documentation) following documents:

  • Copy of the Spanish ID document or equivalent document for non-Spanish citizens.
  • Evidence of the Doctoral Diploma. If the Diploma is not available, an official letter from the academic institution that certifies the doctoral thesis has been completed and the specific date it was obtained.
  • A complete Curriculum Vitae (including qualifications related to qualification requirements of this position and research activity). The candidates should also provide evidence of those merits they will be evaluated (see next section_Evaluation Criteria)
  • Summary of those main scientific contributions (maximum five) the candidate considers most relevant within the CV (with web links to these contributions)

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Institute of Neuroscience of Castilla y León (INCYL)
Spain
Salamanca

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