PhD Position in Biomedical Engineering
IMN-CSIC
Tres Cantos, Spain
hace 3 días
source : Euraxess

Position

Effect of electrical stimulation on neural plasticity

At Instituto de Micro y Nanotecnología (IMN-CNM), Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)

Supported by Comunidad de Madrid / Atracción de Talento Programme (Modalidad 1) 2019-T1 / IND-13350

Project Summary :

Neural damage is among the leading causes of disability worldwide and, unlike many diseases, treatments for central nervous system do not have a clear clinical pathway and satisfactory outcomes.

Applying therapeutic electrical stimula tion (ES) by means of advanced biomaterials is considered to be an alternative solution.

However, there is still a large knowledge gap in the area of therapeutic ES protocols for recovering neural function. Our goal is to investigate the effect of therapeutic electrical stimulation on neural plasticity by means of an in vitro system.

Development, characterization and assessment of the function of this in vitro platform is our main objective at this stage.

Who we are :

We are a young multidisciplinary research team (ES4TERM Lab) at , one of the research units at . Our institute provides cutting edge facilities for fabrication and characterization of advanced materials.

Our team specialized in the biomedical applications of advanced materials and specifically focuses on developing in vitro and in vivo solutions for challenges in tissue regeneration and regenerative medicine, based on physical stimulations.

Currently, Dr. Sahba Mobini is leading a project funded by Atracción de Talento Programme, Modalidad 1- (Ref. 2019-T1 / IND-1335) to incorporate electrical stimulation to in vitro systems for developing therapeutics for neural damage in CNS.

Where we are :

IMN-CNM is located in in Tres Cantos, Madrid. Madrid, the second-largest city in the European Union, is a vibrant metropolitan city that is home for plenty of world-class universities, museums, archives, and sport clubs.

The student community in Madrid is diverse and highly international and is one of the most popular choices for international exchange programs in Europe.

Tres Cantos is located 20 km north of Madrid and very well connected.

What we offer :

  • 3 years full time contract (6 months trial period)
  • Flexible working hours
  • Multidisciplinary environment
  • Soft skills training
  • International networking opportunities
  • What your tasks will be :

  • Studying electrode biomaterials by means of electrochemical, mechanical and in vitro assays and analysing data
  • Contributing in developing setups and in vitro platforms
  • Developing computational models based on finite element methods (FEM simulation)
  • Presenting data in regular-based meetings, writing reports and manuscripts
  • Job requirements :

  • Master of science or equivalent academic degree in : Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Biomaterials, or similar
  • English language fluency (Qualification B2 / C1)
  • Experience in :
  • MATLAB, LabVIEW, Origin or similar
  • FEM simulation
  • Electronics and automation
  • The basic wet lab chemistry
  • Conditions of the employment :

  • A standard PhD contract (annual, renewable up to 3 years), with salary of € / month (The salary will be increased 7% at year 3.)
  • The post is available from 1stof April 2021
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