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Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience

Postdoctoral position in synthetic biology towards genetic MRI (IKUR)

Research Field: Neurosciences 
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Job Summary

The Laboratory of Brain Circuits Therapeutics is seeking for one postdoctoral researcher (R2, R3) in synthetic biology towards genetic Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). The major research responsibility of the postdoctoral fellow will be advanced molecular biology for genetic engineering (gene cloning) with a major focus in generating genetic tools for MRI. The postdoc is expected to work closely with other lab members sharing lab responsibilities and work with collaborative partners on the genetic MRI project.

Job Description

The postdoctoral fellow is expected to work in tissue culture facility for virus production, infecting cultured hippocampus organotypic slices, stereotactic virus injection in mouse brain, brain slicing and functional expression analyses by Western blot analyses, and immunohistochemistry of fixed brain slices. data analysis skill are highly desirable.


This contract will be funded by the IKUR Strategy (Project IA-GEMI) of the Basque Government and has a duration of 3 years. The performance of the project and the project's team is subject to evaluation, if the results do not comply with the expected impact, the duration could be reduced. The gross annual salary will be 33.400 euros.
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Job Details

Type of Contract Temporary 
Researcher profile Recognised Researcher (R2), Established Researcher (R3)  
Status Full-time 
Hours Per Week 40  
Company/Institute Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience 
Country SPAIN 
State/Province Biscay 
City Bilbao 

Organization/Institute Contact Data

Organization Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience 
Organization/Institution Type Research Laboratory 
Faculty/Department/Research Lab  
Country SPAIN 
City Leioa 
State/Province Bizkaia 
Postal Code E-48940 
Street Science Park of the UPV/EHU, Sede Building 
Phone (+34) 946 018 135 
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Application Details

Envisaged Job Starting Date 2023-06-01 
Application Deadline 2023-04-30 
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Specific Requirements

We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher with ample experience in synthetic biology, that ideally already has the qualification for animal experimentation ("B" and "C" certifications).