Connecting European Neuroscience

Ph.D. Student in BARCELONA/Spain

12 July 2019

Ph.D. Student in BARCELONA/Spain

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We are currently looking for a talented and highly motivated Early Stage Researcher (PhD) to work on a project dedicated to identify the molecular basis of a severe form of Intellectual Disability caused by the SYNGAP1 gene.

We are focused in understanding the organization and dynamics of the proteome of excitatory synapses. We want to unravel how synaptic proteome physiology orchestrates synaptic plasticity, ultimately contributing to cognition and behaviour. Furthermore, we pursue to understand how disruption of normal molecular synaptic physiology contributes to certain disorders, particularly cognitive disorders such as Intellectual Disability or Autism. As we are interested in understanding the functioning of the synaptic proteome as a whole we take advantage of a Systems Biology experimental approach, involving mass spectrometry-based proteomics and bioinformatics.

We offer a four-year contract in line with the ‘Estatuto del Personal Investigador en Formación’, starting October 2019.

Candidates should have completed their Master’s (or be about to finish it). They also should have an excellent CV. Previous research training and an ‘Expediente Academico’ of 8.5 or above (according to the Spanish System) will be highly valued but it is not indispensable.

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4 years
Biomedical Research Institute Sant Pau

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Alex Bayés Puig
Àlex Bayés, Ph.D.
Molecular Physiology of the Synapse
Biomedical Research Institute Sant Pau
C/Sant Quintí, 77-79
08041 Barcelona
+34 93 553 7906

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