Phd Fellow: Molecular Cardiology research group
We are searching a PhD Fellow to join the Molecular Cardiology research group of Prof. Silvia G. Priori at the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares (CNIC) in Madrid.
The Molecular Cardiology Laboratory is focused on discovering the genetic causes of sudden cardiac death and developing gene therapy strategies to treat cardiac arrhythmias.
Dr. Priori will establish at the CNIC a translational and clinical research program in cardiovascular genetics, with a particular focus on inherited channelopathies and other inherited forms of heart disease. Beginning almost two decades ago, Dr. Priori established a clinical database of patients with known or suspected inherited arrhythmias, including long QT syndrome, Brugada syndrome, catecholaminergic polymorphic VT (CPVT), ARVC, short QT syndrome and related disorders. Her work defined the genetic basis for CPVT and her clinical database analyses have facilitated genotype-phenotype studies that have been of major clinical importance. Dr. Priori’s Laboratory will focus on establishing and characterizing murine and pig models of the various human inherited channelopathies, with the goal of developing targeted gene and/or pharmacologic therapies for these disorders.
Candidates should possess
- 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
The CNIC offers
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.
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