16/04/2020
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

MSCA-IF-2020 Expression of Interest in Paediatric Infectious Diseases

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  • OFFER DEADLINE
    29/05/2020 11:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • LOCATION
    Spain, Madrid
  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    IdiPAZ
  • DEPARTMENT
    Infectious diseases and Immunity
  • LABORATORY
    GYPSE-PEDIATRIC SYSTEMIC INFECTIONS; HIV, TUBERCULOSIS, IMPORTED AND EMERGENT DISEASES

GYPSE is a mostly clinical research group, with focus on different infectious diseases in children: HIV immunopathogenesis, emergent diseases, congenital infections or vaccine research. We have an especial interest in immunocompromised hosts. We are participating in several research networks (such as the EU funded EPTRI), leading several national studies and participating in international clinical trials. We aim to push forward a more translational approach, enlarging our staff and scope towards a more basic and comprehensive perspective of paediatric communicable diseases that links our current clinical position.

GYPSE is seeking and experienced basic researcher that wants to link hers/his career with a clinical perspective. We expect that the candidates outline a scope in the Letter of Motivation as she/he will enjoy freedom to develop hers/his own research within the group. Selection will take into account the perspective of two-way transfer of knowledge and complementarity with the current lines of research. Our first idea is to incorporate a basic researcher with immunology or microbiology background, but we are open to hear new ideas.

Current lines:

  • HIV:
    • immunopathology of vertical HIV infection (innate and adaptive immune response, chronic inflammation and immune activation, immune reconstitution, novel biomarkers, vaccine response),
    • strategies for eradicating viral reservoirs in vertically HIV-infected patients,
    • comorbidities (cardiovascular risk, metabolic alterations, bone and renal metabolism, neurocognitive alterations, malignancies).
  • Vaccination of special paediatric populations (international vaccination, pre and post-transplant schedules, paediatric immunocompromised patients).
  • Congenital Tuberculosis: diagnostic barriers, prognostic factors, new treatments.
  • Impact of imported infectious diseases on the paediatric population.
  • Intestinal microbiota in children, relations to:
    • infection/immunity,
    • allergy and food intolerance.

We offer a devoted and motivated environment for linking basic to clinical research to boost societal impact.

Documents to be sent before 29/05/2020:

  • Curriculum vitae (2 pages maximum)
  • Letter of motivation (1 page maximum)

 

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