The Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares Carlos III (CNIC) (National Center for Cardiovascular Research Carlos III) is a public institution dedicated to cardiovascular research that opened on December 15th 2005 when the Spanish Prime Minister, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, presided at the creation of the Pro CNIC Foundation, through which some of the most important Spanish companies have agreed to provide a significant part of the funding for the research activity at the CNIC. The CNIC’s three main areas of activity are Scientific Research, Translational Medicine and Excellent Training. A major focus of CNIC is to provide an excellent training to young scientists with a special attention to ensure the presence of a truly international environment.
Research in this group is devoted to understanding mechanisms leading to the development of atherosclerosis and its clinical manifestations heart attack and stroke. The general topic of research for the PhD study will be the role of modulated SMC subtypes during the initiation and development of the atherosclerotic lesion. Key methodology will include cell culture systems, gene expression analysis, genetically designed animal models and advanced microscopic techniques.
Candidates should have
- A degree in biomedical sciences within the European Higher Education Area of a minimum of 240 (usually University degree)+ 60 (usually Masters degree) ECTS and they should be eligible to be registered at any University to do their PhD by September 2016 once they have to join the CNIC
- Excellent marks on Bachelor and Masters’ Degrees
- High motivation and a strong scientific curiosity
We offer joining a vibrant research centre, with access to state-of-the-art facilities, with its own CNIC PhD Programme that supports all CNIC PhD fellows for the development of their thesis (PhD Office, Thesis Committee and PhD collective with representatives). The CNIC counts currently with 85 PhD fellows, 26% being foreigners.
Further information Experimental Pathology of Atherosclerosis
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