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Bizkaia Talent - Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience

Location: Leioa - Spain
Salary: Not Specified
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 18th February 2019
Closes: 30th June 2019

This job is brought to you by Bizkaia Talent, a non-profit organization funded by the Department for Economic Development of the Provincial Council of Bizkaia. Its main objective is to attract highly skilled professionals to the Basque Country by connecting them with the opportunities within the leading innovation and technology companies and universities there. 

Company description
Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience is

  • the research center fostered by Ikerbasque and the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU),
  • devoted to the training and research in the biology of the neuron-glia interaction,
  • committed to equal opportunities,
  • so we can contribute, in collaboration with other agents, in the discovery of new therapies for brain diseases.

Main functions
ACHUCARRO is a research organisation is development so is willing to receive application from excellent scientists interested in the advance of knowledge in the field of neurobiology, and in particular on glial cells (neuron - glia interactions, microglia, astroglia / astrocytes, oligodendroglia / oligodendrocytes, etc). Researchers on any stage of their researcher career can find research groups, infrastructure and equipment to set their professional goals in our environment.

ACHUCARRO is not a general neuroscience research organisation so we are looking for people with some experience on glial cell research. Best candidates will have a strong background in brain biology and use of usual methodologies and equipment for gene, molecular al cell biology in in vitro and in vivo paradigms. ACHUCARRO is an international centre, so a profient English level is a requiste for all the applicants.

According to the profile of each person/ profile.

How to apply
Currently, the way to join our centre is based on the success of candidates on external competitive calls for contracting researchers, where ACHUCARRO can be a host institution. Our policy and process for recruitment processes follows the Open, Transparent, Merit-based Recruitment (OTM-R) principles: Nevertheless, in the cases where applicants need a reference or support letter, we request a Research Statement with specific details of future research plans and objectives. Together with the CV or resume of the candidate, we use both to assess the alignment of the applicant with the Research Strategy of ACHUCARRO. If our selection panels decide to support a candidate, the Research Statement is considered as a contract between the researcher and ACHUCARRO, in terms of the career development and follow-up of each person. We also provide support with the different application processes to those applicants that pass our internal selection process. If you are interested in joining Achucarro, you can contact us on 

Bizkaia Talent offers a range of services, such as dual career support for those individuals who are coming to the region on a work contract, and also advice to those who are considering Basque Country as their next work destination. To access these services and support, please register on the Bizkaia Talent website. To apply for this post, please click on the Apply button above, which will direct you to the Bizkaia Talent website for further instructions.

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