A research group of a university located in the north of Spain is looking for researchers in the area of neurosciences and/or obesity and metabolism within the framework of the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions - Individual Fellowships (H2020-MSCA-IF-2018) programme. The researcher will have to study the plausible link between metabolic disturbances (obesity and insulin resistance) and Alzheimer's disease.
A university is part of a cluster with a tight collaboration of excellent research centers and a university clinic. The cluster provides access to facilities and opportunities for collaborations. A research group related to pharmacology and toxicology has a long and comprehensive experience in animal behaviour and they are working in the identification, molecular understanding and therapeutic targeting of risk factors that could precipitate the onset and progression of Alzheimerís disease (AD).
Although in the past their research focused in stress as risk factor for AD, their investigation derived the groupís scientific interest towards the study of the plausible link between metabolic disturbances (obesity and insulin resistance) and AD. Therefore nowadays the research group tries to define the role of obesity as well as neuronal insulin action and resistance in control of memory formation, the progression of neurodegenerative diseases including AD and a whole range of age-related pathologies. Moreover, they try to elucidate the possible role of inflammatory pathways as the link between obesity and AD.
The university is looking for a PhD (or equivalent) researcher interested in developing these research activities. The researcher will have access to extensive previous experience and analysis techniques that will enrich her/his research background. The university offers excellent working conditions, financial support for research and international networks.
Official deadline for the call: 12 September 2018
Deadline for expressions of interest: 15 June 2018
Anticipated duration of the project: One or two years.
- Specific area of activity of the partner: - Type of partner sought:
Researcher with a PhD degree or equivalent research experience in the field of the project. She/he should not have resided of carried out the main activity in Spain for more than 12 months in the last 3 years before the 12th of September of 2018.
- Specific area of activity of the partner:
Neurosciences and/or obesity and metabolism.
- Task to be performed:
Develop the activities of the research project for 1-2 years.
- EU / International project experience:
Desired but not compulsory.