01/07/2019
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

IMIBIC CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST: POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCHERS (MSCA-COFUND) - Comorbidities associated with chronic kidney disease (CKD)


  • OFFER DEADLINE
    31/10/2019 12:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions COFUND
  • LOCATION
    Spain, Córdoba
  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Fundación para la Investigación Biomédica de Córdoba (FIBICO)
  • DEPARTMENT
    IMIBIC (Maimonides Biomedical Research Institute)
  • LABORATORY
    C13 Calcium metabolism. Vascular calcification

Reference: Postdoc2019GC13

Aim of the call

The Research group GC13 Calcium metabolism - Vascular calcification (https://www.imibic.org/grupo/42), led by Dr. Mariano Rodriguez Portillo, is seeking an experienced postdoctoral researcher to join his group via the New MSCA-Cofund Postdoctoral Fellowship programme at IMIBIC. The fellowship application deadline is 10th January 2020 and Fellowships will start between June and September 2020.

Project idea

We are looking for a researcher to develop with us a project to study comorbidities associated with chronic kidney disease (CKD), mainly cognitive impairment and vascular dysfunction in elderly patients. We are interested in the study of the relationship between senescence, phosphate intake in the diet and CKD progression. In addition, animal models of CKD and cognitive impairment will be explored.

Researcher Profile

  • PhD in Biology, Biochemistry, Medicine or Veterinary.
  • Specialized knowledge in one or more of the following domains:
    • Nephrology
    • Mineral Metabolism
    • Cognitive Impairment
  • At least 2 papers as first or corresponding author in 1st decile journals
  • Both self-motivated and independent, and with ability to work in a team
  • Excellent level of spoken and written English and strong scientific communication skills
  • Spanish language skills will be helpful, though not required

Important: In order to be eligible to apply for this postdoctoral fellowship, the candidates must have not resided in Spain for more than 12 months between 10/01/2017 and 10/01/2020.

About Us:

The research of our group is focused on different aspects of calcium metabolism and vascular calcification. Our primary area of research is the study of the pathogenetic mechanisms of secondary hyperparathyroidism associated with renal failure. We study the parathyroid function, both at cellular and molecular level (PTH synthesis and secretion and cell proliferation) of normal and hyperplastic parathyroid glands. More recently we have also embarked on research of in vivo and in vitro mechanisms of vascular calcification. In addition, we are interested in studying biomarkers of renal disease progression as well as the bone alterations promoted during chronic kidney disease.

For more information about our group, please visit: https://www.imibic.org/grupo/42

Application process:

All Expressions of Interest will be evaluated and candidates informed. We will start preparing the fellowship application as soon as a suitable candidate has been found.

Deadline for EoIs: 31st October 2019.

 

Contact details:

Dr. Mariano Rodríguez Portillo

Principal Investigator

marianorodriguezportillo@gmail.com

Please CC: international@imibic.org

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