Job ID: 5256

Post-doctoral position in San Juan de Alicante/Spain

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 1 March 2021

Contract Length: 2 years (with possibility of extension)

City: San Juan de Alicante

Country: Spain

Institution: Instituto de Neurociencias, Campus de Sant Joan

Department: Cellular & Systems Biology


2 Postdoctoral Positions available at the Institute of Neuroscience, Alicante (Spain)

We are recruiting hard-working and enthusiastic postdocs with an interest in Neuroscience. Our group investigates mechanisms that underlie the wiring and remodeling of neural circuits by experience and how they shape cognition and emotional behaviors. We have a strong interest on tackling how dysfunction of these processes drives the emergence of severe brain diseases ranging from Huntignton disease, to schizophrenia or depression and ways to harness them for therapeutics.

The specific projects will study local regulation of mRNA translation in primary neuronal cultures and in vivo and dissect their roles in synaptic and behavioral performance (see Cerebral Cortex (2020), Nature Rev Neuroscience, 17, 623 (2016), Journal of Neuroscience, 34, 9213 (2014), Nature Medicine, 19, 1030 (2013), PNAS, 110, 20807 (2013)]. Applicants should have a PhD in Neuroscience or a related discipline, and a strong background in cell/molecular biology, mRNA biology, modern morphological or fluorescent imaging methods, or mouse genetics/Crispr techniques. Experience in the tracing of synaptic circuits, or quantitative imaging approaches will be valued.

Our lab provides an alive bilingual scientific environment at the Instituto de Neurociencias (IN) de Alicante by the Mediterranean Sea. The Institute hosts research groups exploring the development, structure and function of the nervous system using a large repertoire of state-of the-art approaches. In addition, our team is engaged in national and international collaborations that allow us to expand knowledge and resources.

The position is initially funded for 2 years; competitive candidates should be committed to eventually becoming self-funded with fellowships and have an interest in mentoring Master and predoctoral students. Candidates should submit CV and contact information for 3 references to: Dr. Isabel Pérez-Otaño,


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