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Offer: PhD funded position in Neuroendocrine Regulation of Metabolism.

Predoctoral FPI contract

Ismael González García:

A 4-year PhD contract (FPI) will be offered to join the Neuroendocrine Regulation of
Metabolism lab at CiMUS (University of Santiago de Compostela), associated with our
recently funded AEI project.

The candidate will join a team of researchers working on the neurocircuits implicated in the
control of metabolism, their molecular mechanisms as well as their hormonal effectors.
Specifically the PhD student will participate in a project aimed to investigate the hypothalamic
nuclear receptors in the regulation of energy balance and obesity. The work plan involves the
use of wide array of methods, such as cell-specific mouse knock-out models, virogenetic
manipulation of the central nervous system, indirect calorimetry, immunohistochemical
characterization of brain areas, and molecular analyses among others.

We are looking for committed, motivated and team player candidates. They should hold a
degree in biology, pharmacy, medicine, biochemistry or any other life science studies plus a
Master degree.

Selection criteria:

  • Good academic record.
  • Previous experience working in a lab and with mouse models (molecular biology and
    neuroscience profiles will be valued).
  • High English proficiency.

The official procedure to apply will be informed from September 2023. However, it is highly
encouraged that interested candidates send CV (with academic record), motivation letter and
reference letters before the official procedure to: ismael.gonzalez [at] (ismael[dot]gonzalez[at]usc[dot]es)

Recent PI publications:

  • González-García I et al. (2023) Estradiol regulates leptin sensitivity to control feeding via
    hypothalamic Cited1. Cell Metabolism. 35, 438-455.
  • González-García I, et al. (2022) Olfactomedin 2 deficiency protects against diet-induced
    obesity. Metabolism. 129: 1-5.
  • Urisarri A*, González-García I*, et al (2021) BMP8 and activated brown adipose tissue in
    human newborns. Nature Communications. 12 – 5274: 1-13.
  • González-García I, et al. (2018) Estradiol regulates energy balance by ameliorating
    hypothalamic ceramide-induced ER stress. Cell Reports. 25: 413-423.