Job Offer: PhD position in "humanized" models of disease

We are interested in recruiting a motivated candidate for applying to a predoctoral fellowship from the Basque Government, the Ministry of Education (FPU) or La Caixa Foundation.

The PhD candidate will cover an Early-Stage Research (ESR) position for developing a PhD thesis at the Department of Neuroscience (UPV/EHU) and at the Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience (ACHUCARRO), under the supervision of Dr. Amaia Arranz and Dr. Fabio Cavaliere.

The successful candidate will use the pluripotent stem cell (ESC/iPSC) technology to generate human neurons and astrocytes and study the contribution of human astroglia to neurodegeneration in models of Parkinson's and Alzheimer´s disease. This ongoing project is funded by the Spanish Ministry for Economy and Competitivity and BIOEF.

Summary Information

Application Deadline:

November 30th 2019

Profile of candidates:
  • Excellent academic record (> 2.4 or > 8, depending on the scale)
  • To be enrolled or hold a Master's degree in Neuroscience, Biomedicine, Molecular Biology or any related field
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

How to Apply

The candidates should send a cover letter stating their willingness to take the position and their CV including academic record to Dr. Amaia Arranz, indicating "PhD 2019" 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.