Job Offer: PhD position in cilia mediated autophagy in neurons and astrocytes

We are looking for strongly motivated PhD candidates that hold a Master Degree in Neuroscience, Cell Biology or related field. The candidate should have a competitive CV (>7.5/10) in order to apply to Spanish national, regional or university PhD calls

The applicant will develop his/her PhD thesis under the supervision of Olatz Pampliega PhD and he/she will study the mechanisms that govern cilia mediated autophagy in neurons and astrocytes. The PhD candidate will use in vitro and in vivo techniques to understand how the primary cilium and its signaling pathways modulate autophagy activity in animal models of neurodegenerative diseases.

With funding from the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities and the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO), the laboratory of Glial and Neuronal Autophagy led by Olatz Pampliega is part of Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience and the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU).

Summary Information

Application Deadline: June 30th 2020
Profile of candidates:
  • Excellent academic record (> 2.2 or > 7.5, depending on the scale).
  • Hold a Master Degree in Neuroscience, Cell Biology or related field.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.

How to Apply

The candidates should send a motivation letter stating their willingness to take the position, an updated CV and the academic record to Dr. Olatz Pampliega, indicating "PhD 2020" in the subject/header.

Achucarro commits to the principles laid down in the European Commission's Recommendation (March 11, 2005) for the European Charter for Researchers (The Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers). See our statement on Open, Transparent and Merit-based Recruitment.