ORGANISATION/COMPANYAgencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)
RESEARCH FIELDBiological sciencesNeurosciences
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE31/05/2021 17:00 - Europe/Brussels
LOCATIONSpain › MADRID
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK40
OFFER STARTING DATE01/09/2021
EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMMEH2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER956325
- 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.
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.
The successful candidate will be selected based on:
- a short motivation letter,
- a curriculum vitae,
- two recommendation letters, one from your MSc supervisor
- Gertrudis Perea, Ph.D.
- 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
- 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
Web site for additional job details
REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVELBiological sciences: Master Degree or equivalentNeurosciences: Master Degree or equivalent
REQUIRED LANGUAGESENGLISH: Good
Applicants must have knowledge in data mining, process control, laboratory work, team working...
Experience in bioelectronics, electrophysiological recordings and data processing will be appreciated.
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.
EURAXESS offer ID: 629449
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