• Research Assistant/Technician in Brain Glycogen

Research Assistant/Technician position available in the Brain Glycogen in Health and Disease Group headed by Dr. Jordi Duran (Bioengineering Dept, Institut Químic de Sarrià, University Ramon Llull in Barcelona)

About the lab

Within the brain, glycogen is stored at low concentrations compared to other tissues like the skeletal muscle. However, in some conditions glycogen abnormally accumulates in the nervous system. Lafora disease (LD), a fatal neurodegenerative disease, is probably the most striking example of the consequences of glycogen accumulation in the brain. By studying mouse models of the disease, we have demonstrated that glycogen accumulation in astrocytes and neurons underlies neurodegeneration in LD. We aim to further study the molecular mechanism(s) of neurodegeneration induced by the accumulation of glycogen as well as to identify the role of glycogen accumulation in other neurodegenerative diseases.

Main Tasks and responsibilitie

  • managing mouse colonies
  • conducting and supporting scientific investigations and experiments
  • collecting, preparing and/or testing samples
  • providing technical support
  • ordering and maintaining stock and resources

The candidate is expected to work collaboratively with PhD students, external collaborators and the PI as well as in an independent manner. We are open to receive applications from both junior and senior candidates, as long as they meet the work experience requirements.

The Offer – Working Conditions

  • Employed in compliance with Spanish legislation and regulations under a full-time contract.
  • Contract duration: 2 years with a possibility of extension linked to the duration of the project.
  • Estimated annual gross salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and consistent with our pay scales.
  • Target start date: As soon as possible

How to apply & selection process:

  • Deadline for applications: 31/12/2022 (If no suitable candidate is found, the deadline will be extended)
  • Number of positions available: 1

Selection process:

  • Pre-selection: Will be based on CV, recommendation letters & experience.
  • Interviews: Short-listed candidates will be interviewed.
  • Job offer: Will be sent to the successful candidate after the interview.

If you are interested to apply, please send the following documentation to:

Subject: Ph.D. student position

Dr. Jordi Duran, IQS (jordi.duran@iqs.edu) and Department of Human Resources (rrhh@iqs.edu)

  • Letter of interest
  • Full CV
  • Recommendation letters