Research assistant with PhD Opportunity in Neurobiology - Lab of Cortical Circuits in Health and Disease

Development and Regeneration of Cortical Circuits

We offer a position as research assistant in Neurobiology in the lab of Cortical Circuits in Health and Disease CIPF, Valencia, directed by Pietro Fazzari.

We are looking for a motivated candidate with a background and interest in Molecular Neuroscience, Brain anatomy and primary neuronal cultures. An important criterion will be the eligibility to apply for a PhD position founded by the Generalitat Valenciana.

Our aim is to understand the structure and function of cortical circuits in physiological and pathological conditions. Specifically, we investigate the role of disease-linked genes in the development and connectivity of cortical neurons in vitro and in vivo. We use mainly primary neuronal culture and mice as experimental models. We use state-of-the-art approaches such as genetic, molecular neurobiology, morpho-functional analysis and confocal imaging. Schizophrenia and neuronal regeneration are our main fields of interest.

The lab is hosted in the CIPF, Centro de Investigación Príncipe Felipe, which is a modern research center with excellent facilities located near a major attraction of Valencia, the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, Valencia is the 3rd city of Spain, with rich cultural scene and excellent quality of life. It combines natural attractions, gastronomy, Mediterranean weather and affordable lifestyle for students.

Note: to apply for a PhD fellowship the applicant should a minimum “60 créditos de Master” in Biotechnology or related areas. The selection is primarily based on the marks: a minimum Nota media of 8.3 in the “expediente académico de grado” is normally required.

Should you be interested, please contact us. Please Include CV, grades and two references.

Contact: Pietro Fazzari, PhD, Ramon y Cajal Fellow and Group leader


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