15/04/2021
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher in ITN - Astrotech - Disruptive materials, technologies & approaches to unravel the role of Astrocytes in brain function and dysfunction: towards to Glial interfaces - 36 months position

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Biological sciences
    Neurosciences
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    31/05/2021 17:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Spain › MADRID
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/09/2021
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    956325

OFFER DESCRIPTION

  • Modulation of astrocyte-neuron signalling properties by optogenetic and photonic devices in control and a depression mouse model
  • Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC) is looking for a highly motivated and talented early stage researcher to work on the ASTROTECH project, a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (www.astrotechproject.eu), which is funded by the European Community’s Framework programme Horizon 2020.

    ESR will develop the research at Cajal Institute, in Madrid, Spain. The main topic of the research will be Neuroscience-Biological Engineering. The successful candidate will participate in events organized by the ASTROTECH network and carry out secondments for partner institutions.

More Information

Eligibility criteria

The Early Stage Researcher can be of any nationality. At the time of recruitment by the host organization, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc) in the country of their host organization for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the recruitment date. Short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.

Applicants must be in their first 4 years of their research career and have not yet been awarded a doctoral degree. The 4 years are counted from the date a degree was obtained which formally entitles to embark on a doctorate.

Selection process

The successful candidate will be selected based on:

  • a short motivation letter,
  • a curriculum vitae,
  • two recommendation letters, one from your MSc supervisor

 

Additional comments

Principal investigator/Supervisor

  • Gertrudis Perea, Ph.D.

Main objectives

  • Optical activation of astrocyte calcium signal and currents ex vivo by glioelectronic devices.
  • In vivo astrocyte-neuron crosstalk by optogenetic stimulation with the glioelectronic devices in a mouse model of depression

    Suggested reading

  • Mederos etal. (2021), Nature Neuroscience 2021. doi: 10.1038/s41593-020-00752-x.
  • Mederos et al., (2019), Glia, doi: 10.1002/glia.23580.
  • Maiolo et al., (2021), Adv Healthc Mater, doi: 10.1002/adhm.202001268.
  • Benfenati et al., (2020), FASEB Journal, doi: 10.1096/fj.201903049R

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Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Biological sciences: Master Degree or equivalent
    Neurosciences: Master Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Good

Skills/Qualifications

Applicants must have knowledge in data mining, process control, laboratory work, team working...

Experience in bioelectronics, electrophysiological recordings and data processing will be appreciated.

Specific Requirements

Master´s degree are required to enroll at the PhD program, as Neuroscience, Biological Sciences or Biomedical engineering. The PhD study is provided by the University Autonoma of Madrid (UAM) and the successful candidate will be enrolled in the Faculty of Medicine, study programme Neurosciences (https://uam.es/EscuelaDoctorado/Programa-Doctorado-en-Neurociencia/1429099802037.htm?language=en_GB&nDept=3&pid=1446711296967&pidDept=1446711297531), and the conditions of admission and the organization of the studies are governed by the valid regulations of the university. The duration of PhD studies in Spain is formally 3 years. Please note that the successful candidate will need to apply separately for admission through the university's application system.

 

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)
Spain
MADRID
28002
Avda. Doctor Arce, 37

EURAXESS offer ID: 629449

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