Archivo de julio, 2015

1 PhD student position available at Spanish National Cardiovascular Research Center (CNIC), Madrid (Spain)

A PhD student position available for Biochemists, Biologists, and students with degrees in other Life Sciences to develop their thesis within the EU Initial Training Network FP7-PEOPLE-2013-ITN CardioNext, a highly multidisciplinary, intersectoral and competitive training programme in cardiovascular research.


PhD students will be involved in research projects aimed at improving post-infarction heart remodelling using different gene therapy approaches. Title:¨Macrophage gene therapy for the treatment of post-infarction remodeling.¨


Applicants must have a Master Degree related to the Biomedicine field. Good English communication skills are mandatory. Those who have research experience in miRNA/Cardiology will be given preference.


Candidates must be in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers and have not yet been awarded a doctoral degree. In addition, must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies) in Spain for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the recruitment date.


  •  a 16 months contract to undertake a PhD in biomedicine (with the possibility of extension)
  •  a competitive salary (33,000 – 37,000 € per annum)
  •  integration in a European network of scientific excellence
  •  stays in private companies and partner academic  labs
  •  extensive training in complementary skills
  •  access to state-of-the-art infrastructures.

Starting date: 01/10/2015.

The CNIC provides benefits packages and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Send CV (including academic record) and a cover letter addressing your qualifications as they pertain to this position, and contact information of three referees to before July 15, 2015. Please quote reference CN10 in the title of your email.

Categorias: FP7, ITN

4 Early Stage Researcher Positions. European Industrial Doctorate CardioFunXion

CardioFunXion provides a platform for industrial-clinical-academic collaboration and will be an example of future partnerships in more efficient and auditable clinical image interpretation tools. All partners bring specific expertise: either they produce workstations (PHILIPS), use them (IDIBAPS, CHUC) or contribute to algorithms to be incorporated into them (UPF). By organising and accelerating exchange of knowledge, experience and tools between the different actors, CardioFunXion will consolidate sustainable partnerships. The project will give early-stage researchers (ESRs) the opportunity to be exceptionally well-placed to become key future contributors to the development of advanced imaging techniques for the assessment of cardiovascular disorders, equipping them with multidisciplinary state-of-the-art skills plus awareness and experience in commercial development, contributing to European scientific and commercial capabilities in an area where technological, scientific and clinical developments are very closely linked.

The program is led by:

  • Universitat Pompeu Fabra (PhySense Group: Sensing in Physiology and Biomedicine, Department of Information and Communication Technologies) in Barcelona
  • Philip Research France, Medysis.
  • The Institut de Investigacions Biomediques Agusti Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS) in Barcelona and the Centre Hospitalier et Universitaire de Caen are the associated clinical partner. They provide a full immersion in a clinical environment, offering the possibility to understand practical challenges behind problems they are tackling.

Marie Sklodowska-Curie European Industrial Doctorate CardioFunXion: Towards a novel paradigm for cardiac function announces 4 PhD fellowships starting end of 2015. PhD students will be supervised by PIs from UPF and Philips (spending 50% of the time in each), and include the collaboration with the two clinical centers involved


  • Longitudinal assessment of cardiac function
  • Fusion of heterogeneous measurements into a physiological plausible patient representation
  • Open reference databases and tools for the multimodal validation of strain
  • Novel approach for evidence based classification of heart failure etiologies

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Éxito de Expresiones de Interés de Instituciones Españolas para la Convocatoria IF-MSCA-2015

Nuestra NCP del Programa MSCA, Cristina Gómez, de la Oficina Europea del MINECO hace unos meses lanzó una nueva iniciativa que ofrecía a instituciones españolas la posibilidad de presentar expresiones de interés para la atracción de candidatos a las Acciones Individuales MSCA. En la sección “Expresiones de interés de instituciones españolas” de la Web EsHorizonte2020 recoge información de entidades dispuestas a contratar investigadores post-doctorales en el marco de la Convocatoria de Acciones Individuales 2015 (MSCA IF 2015).

Dicha convocatoria busca mejorar el potencial creativo e innovador de los investigadores/as con experiencia, fomentando su movilidad internacional e intersectorial. Está abierta hasta el 10 de septiembre 2015, para más información pulsar aquí. Se han recibido 590 Expresiones de Interés (EOIs) de 72 entidades españolas, disponibles en este link.

Las instituciones con mayor número de EOIs presentadas son las siguientes: la Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, la Universidad Complutense de Madrid  y la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

Dado el carácter multidisciplinar de los proyectos presentados, muchas Expresiones de Interés están publicadas en diferentes áreas científicas. A efectos de áreas científicas, el mayor número de EOIs se han recibido en Ciencias de la Salud (LIF – 27,4%), Química (CHE – 18%) y Ciencias de la Información e Ingeniería (ENG – 14,8%).

Todas las Comunidades Autónomas están representadas en la información expuesta, siendo la participación bastante dispar. La Comunidad de Madrid es la Comunidad Autónoma con más EOIs publicadas (28,9%), por delante de Cataluña (18,4%) y Castilla y León (10,1%).