Job ID: 86524

PhD position in myelin biology

Position: Ph.D. Student

Deadline: 30 September 2022

Employment Start Date: 1 November 2022

Contract Length: 1 year

City: Leioa-Bizkaia

Country: Spain

Institution: Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience



We are interested in recruiting a motivated candidate (PhD student) to cover a research position at the Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience and at the Department of Neuroscience (UPV/EHU).

The laboratory offers a 1-year contract starting as soon as possible and funded by the Basque Government. However, it is expected that the successful candidate is able to attract funding of his/her own fellowship from the Basque Government, UPV/EHU, FPU program or La Caixa Foundation. The candidate will use chemogenetics in conjunction with electrophysiology and two-photon functional imaging to understand the impact of oligodendrocyte stimulation in myelin plasticity, in synaptic function and in behavior.

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 Investigators of the project Dr. María Domercq and Dr. Edgar Soria.

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  • High academic record (>8) 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
  • Recommendable previous experience in electrophysiology or functional imaging



Candidates should send a cover letter stating their willingness to take up the position and their CV (including the degree’s academic record) and if possible reference letters to Dr. Maria Domercq ( indicating “PhD candidate” in the subject header no later than September 30th 2022.