PhD position in local protein synthesis

We are interested in recruiting a motivated candidate to 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).

The laboratory offers a 1-year contract with possibility of extension funded by the Alzheimer's Association. However, it is expected that the successful candidate is able to attract funding of his/her own. The candidate will use cellular and molecular biology tools to study the contribution of glial cells to local translation in axons in models of Alzheimer's disease.

The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary and highly collaborative environment and will benefit from access to frontline technical resources, under the supervision of the Principal Investigator of the project Dr. Jimena Baleriola.

Summary Information

Application Deadline: April 1, 2021
Profile of candidates:
  • High academic record (ca. 2.5 or 8 depending on the scale) to apply for regional, national and international calls.
  • Master's degree in Neuroscience, Molecular Biology or any related field.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.

The position will be open until covered but we expect the candidate to start working no later than April 1st 2021.

How to Apply

Candidates should submit a motivation letter, CV, academic record and, at least, one letter of reference to Dr. Jimena Baleriola, indicating "PhD candidate" in the subject.Applications that do not include the academic record will not be assessed.


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.