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Post-doctoral position in ALICANTE/Spain

11 January 2021

Post-doctoral position in ALICANTE/Spain

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The López-Bendito Lab is interested in understanding the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in the development and plasticity of the thalamocortical connection ( In particular, our aim is to uncover the principles underlying the development of sensory circuits with emphasis on the role of the thalamus. To tackle these questions, our lab has developed an integrated and innovative experimental programme that includes in vivo imaging of brain activity, manipulation of gene expression, cell and molecular biology, cell culture and electrophysiology (Anton-Bolaños et al., Science 2019; Moreno-Juan et al., Nat Comm 2017; Mire et al.,Nat Neuro 2012). The laboratory offers an excellent and multidisciplinary working atmosphere at the Institute of Neuroscience in Alicante, located in the south-east of Spain at the University of Miguel Hernández-CSIC campus. The host institute is composed by several research groups exploring the development, structure and function of the nervous system in normal and pathological conditions (

We are seeking for a highly motivated postdoctoral scientist to investigate the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in sensory circuit glia-to-neuron reprogramming. This 3-years project aims to understand the rules for region-specific reprogramming with the ultimate goal of recovery sensory thalamocortical circuits in sensory deprived mice. Applicants should have a proven track record and an independent working style.

Position. PhD in Neuroscience and experience in cell biology and molecular biology. Knowledge in bioinformatics will be positively evaluated.

Candidates should send an email to Guillermina López-Bendito ( including: i) CV, ii) contact information of two scientists to request references and iii) a brief letter stating past achievements and current motivation. Applications will be considered until March 15, 2021

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3 years
Instituto de Neurociencias Unidad Neurobiología del Desarrollo
Instituto de Neurociencias, CSIC-Universidad Miguel Hernández

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Guillermina López Bendito
Guillermina López-Bendito, Ph.D.
Group Leader - Investigador Científico CSIC
Head of the Developmental Neurobiology Unit
EMBO Member

Lab of Development, Plasticity and Regeneration of Thalamocortical Circuits
Instituto de Neurociencias, UMH-CSIC
Av. Ramón y Cajal, s/n
03550 San Juan de Alicante, Alicante, Spain
Office: (34) 965 91 9278
Lab: (34) 965 91 9246

Personal assistant: Helena Campos
Phone: (34) 965 91 9296
Office: (34) 965 91 9278

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