We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated PhD student to join our group. The Immunobiology group has been working in the last five years in the identification and functional characterization of the CD300 family of immunoreceptors. We have described that these molecules are expressed by cells of myeloid lineage and that some of them are activating receptors while others acted as a negative regulators. In the present moment we are developing a project to study the role of this family of molecules in the processes that regulate the state of activation of microglial cells in the central nervous system (CNS). The Ph D student will be involved in the project “The role of the CD300 family of immunoreceptors in the function of microglial cells” funded by the Spanish Ministry of Health.
Applicants should have a good diploma or MSc degree in biology, biochemistry or related fields. Previous laboratory experience would be desirable, although not essential.
Applications including CV, a brief summary of research experience and research interests and name of two references should be send in electronic form to
Dr. Joan Sayós
Group of Immunobiology
Hospital Universitari Vall d’Hebron
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
Application Deadline : 30 September 2010