Connecting European Neuroscience

Ph.D. Student in Leioa/Spain

12 April 2018

Ph.D. Student in Leioa/Spain

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This project aims to explore how changes in dendritic spines and their associated synapses may impact synaptic signaling and circuit excitability in settings of experimental epilepsy.
To address this question the successful candidate will be trained in whole-cell patch-clamp electrophysiology and field recordings in living mouse brain slices, as well as superresolution STED imaging in fixed tissue and various other experimental techniques.

We are looking for a highly motivated and ambitious candidate with a qualifying degree in neuroscience, biomedicine, bioengineering, or a related subject. In addition to previous training, motivation and proven ability to learn and adapt will be considered important factors in the evaluation. The candidate should have scientific curiosity, be capable of independent thinking, and have the motivation to take charge and advance the project. Further, the candidate should be able to contribute in collaborative projects, and contribute to an enthusiastic, productive and fun work environment.

The language of the lab is English, and we expect the candidate to be fluent. We encourage anyone who meet these criteria to apply and will evaluate all applications in an unbiased way.

We offer 4 years of PhD studies at the University of the Basque Country financed through the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO). The gross salary is around 16.422 €/year and the project includes a mandatory collaborative research visit to an international lab. Our recently established research group resides in new facilities at the Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience in the campus area of the University of the Basque Country in Bilbao.

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Contract length:
4 years
University of the Basque Country
Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience

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Jan Tønnesen
Barrio Sarriena, s/n, Building Sede

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