Job ID: 87519

PhD position in circadian neurobiology

Position: Ph.D. Student

Deadline: 7 October 2022

Employment Start Date: 1 November 2022

Contract Length: 1 year (extension possible)

City: Leioa, Bizkaia

Country: Spain

Institution: Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience

Department: Laboratory of Circadian Physiology of Neurons and Glia


We are recruiting a motivated candidate (PhD student) to cover a research position at the Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience.

The laboratory offers a 1-year contract starting as soon as possible. It is expected that the successful candidate is able to attract his/her own fellowship from the Basque Government, UPV/EHU, FPU program or La Caixa Foundation.

The candidate will use confocal imaging and molecular biology techniques to understand how neurons and astrocytes talk to each other and control the time of the master circadian clock in the hypothalamus. The successful candidate will join a motivated and highly collaborative group and will benefit from access to frontline technical resources, under the supervision of the Principal Investigator of the project, Dr Mariana Astiz.

More information at:


  • 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 imaging and molecular biology


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. Mariana Astiz ( indicating “PhD candidate_Surname” in the subject f the email before October 7th 2022.