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Ph.D. Student in San Juan de Alicante/Spain

14 October 2020

Ph.D. Student in San Juan de Alicante/Spain

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San Juan de Alicante/Spain


The recently established Wiring and Function of Somatosensory Circuits Group offers a research contract to obtain a Ph.D. degree at the Department of Cellular and Systems Neurobiology at the Instituto de Neurociencias de Alicante, a Severo Ochoa Excellence Center. This contract is associated with the project “Characterization of spinal cord circuits involved in cold/burning-pain sensory crosstalk and its therapeutic applications in chronic pain relief.” (project reference: CIDEGENT/2020/052 funded by Generalitat Valenciana).

During the project, we will use a diverse pallet of techniques ranging from in vivo and in vitro electrophysiology, viral tracing, single nuclei RNA-Seq (sNuc-Seq). We will also develop a new technology to mark sensory processing units in the spinal cord to later use the minimally-invasive IR-optogenetics to test the captured circuits.

Recent publications: Agarwal N et al. (Neuron, 2020), Taberner FJ et al. (PNAS, 2019), Dhandapani R et al. (Nat Communications, 2018), Prato V et al. (Cell Reports, 2017), Arcourt A et al. (Neuron, 2017)

Requirements: We are looking for a highly-motivated hard-worker candidate with excellent communication skills and good command of English. Organizational skills and attention to detail are essential. Previous laboratory experience and coding competence (Python, R, or Matlab) will be positively evaluated. Candidates should hold a Master degree in Physical or Life Sciences and an average academical grade over 7.5 (or over 2 in the 1-4 range),

Contact: Interested applicants should send their motivation letter, Curriculum Vitae, and academic records to Francisco Taberner ( before next November 8th. For any further details please contact us via e-mail. Virtual interviews will take place between the 10th-12th of November. The selected candidate will join the lab in January 2021.

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4 years
Instituto de Neurociencias de Alicante
Cellular and Systems Neurobiology

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Francisco Taberner
Av. Ramón y Cajal s/n

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