Pre-doctoral contract

We are looking for candidate for a pre-doctoral contract at the research center in Nutrition of the University of Navarra.

An employment contract is offered, under the modality predoctoral contract, starting in the academic year 2021-22, for the completion of thesis doctoral in the research center in Nutrition at the University of Navarra.

The Nutrition Research Centre has a team researcher with an internationally recognised track record in the field of obesity, overweight and associated diseases. Its research is aimed at the identification of metabolic mechanisms and targets, the definition of biomarkers, the investigation of bioactive compounds with possible application in functional foods or nutraceuticals, as well as the development of nutritional strategies that integrate the Centre's previous scientific knowledge and the results obtained.

The research center in Nutrition (CIN) of the University of Navarra offers a pre-doctoral scholarship to develop the thesis within the group of Nutrimics and Biomarkers. The thesis would start in January 2022 and would be carried out in Pamplona.

average Those selected must be nationals of any of the EU countries and hold an advanced degree in Health Sciences (preferably Degree in Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Genetics or Pharmacy) with a score of 8.3 or higher in the Degree and accredit their English language knowledge .

The goal of the thesis is the study of the health properties of prebiotic, probiotic and postbiotic compounds. In particular on obesity and other associated pathologies such as insulin resistance and hepatic steatosis, with special emphasis on gut microbiota composition, metabolomic analysis and inflammation. Various preclinical models will be used, including cell cultures, C. elegans, rodents and minipigs. In addition, a essay nutritional intervention in humans is intended. Bioinformatics tools aimed at identifying molecular mechanisms will also be used.

If you have a good transcript and are interested in apply for this scholarship, please send your CV and transcript to the following e-mail address cin@unav.esindicating in the subject scholarship _CIN_21 before 30 June 2021 at 14:00. Candidates who do not submit complete documentation will not be considered.



Carlos Javier González Navarro

Director of Innovation

Carlos Javier González Navarro

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