Job ID: 119107

Postdoctoral Position in Multiple Sclerosis

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 20 June 2024

Employment Start Date: 2 September 2024

Contract Length: 3 years

City: Leioa

Country: Spain

Institution: Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience

Department: Neuroscience

Description:

We are seeking a candidate for a 3-year Postdoctoral position in Multiple Sclerosis to join our team at the Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience, Spain.

The project aims at finding the most effective combination of myelin protectors and boosters that can halt multiple sclerosis progression in advanced animal models of disease. To that end, we exploit the neurotransmitter signaling machinery of oligodendrocytes and myelin together with drugs that promote myelin lipid catabolism and myelin-derived fatty acid synthesis. Through cutting-edge techniques (super-resolution imaging, 2-photon microscopy, electrophysiology and in vivo imaging), you will investigate demyelination and remyelination.

The ideal candidate is a determined and creative individual with a PhD in biomedicine, neuroscience or related fields. Previous experience in electrophysiology and imaging, coupled with a background in neuroscience is recommended. The ability to thrive in an international and competitive research environment is essential.

Join a dynamic research team driven by passion and curiosity for science. Benefit from access to state-of-the-art facilities and collaboration opportunities across Europe with renowned experts in the field. With a commitment to fostering diversity and inclusion, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

The position is funded by the Maratoia-Multiple Sclerosis initiative dedicated to supporting research biomedical research. Our laboratory adopts an integrative experimental approach, combining molecular, imaging and electrophysiological techniques in both in vitro and in vivo models of multiple sclerosis. See recent references: Montilla et al. 2023 Cell Death Dis 14(1):16; Aigrot et al. 2022 EMBO Mol Med 14:e14759; Domercq and Matute 2019 Curr Opin Pharmacol 47:119-125; Martín et al. 2016 Eur J Nucl Med Mol Imaging 43:1124-38.

https://www.neurobiologylab.org/, @MatuteLab

Direct your enquiries or submit your application to Prof. Carlos Matute (carlos.matute@ehu.eus) before June 15, 2024. Please include a motivation letter, your CV and contact details of at least two referees.