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Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience

Postdoctoral position in Behavioral and molecular neuroscience

Research Field: Neurosciences 
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Job Summary

The group of Dr. Edgar Soria-Gómez is seeking for one postdoctoral researcher (R2,R3) with experience in behavioral neuroscience and brain circuits. The postdoctoral fellow will be in charge of behavioral experiments combined with optogenetics in mutant mice to study the role of parvalbumin-positive neurons in schizophrenia-like models. This study is part of a collaborative project coordinated by Professor Dr. Javier Meana, head of the Neuropsychopharmacology Research Group (UPV/EHU).

Job Description

The selected candidate will be required to work in the headquarters of ACHUCARRO in Leioa, and in the Faculty of Medicine of the University of the Basque Country in the same campus. The candidate should be skilled in both animal experimentation and data analysis.


This contract will be funded by the IKUR Strategy (Project ExoPsyCog) of the Basque Government and has a duration of 1.5 years. The gross annual salary will be 33.400 euro. Candidates that have not worked/lived in our territory for more than 5 years may opt to a special tax regime than can increase the net salary:

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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 
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 
How To Apply 

Additional Requirements


Specific Requirements

We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher with experience in behavioral neuroscience, stereotaxical procedures, and optogenetics, with official qualification for animal experimentation ("B" and "C" certifications).