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Post-Doctoral Fellow Position at The Mouro Pinto Lab in the Center for Genomic Medicine, at the Massachusetts General
Hospital and Harvard Medical School

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SPN2021 Scholarships
SPN2021, 1-3 December, Coimbra, Portugal

SPN will support the participation of young society members who present their work in the meeting as follows: 10 scholarships awarded to members (PhD students and post-doctoral fellows) working abroad and 25 scholarships to Master students, PhD students and post-doctoral fellows working in Portugal.
Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Lisbon

1st call
Application period: 1 June to 15 July 2021
Publication of results: 23 July 2021
2nd call
Application period: 2 August to 2 September 2021
Publication of results: 13 September 2021

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MSc in Molecular and Translational Neuroscience
Faculty of Medicine, University of Coimbra
Application deadline: July 16th, 2021
Further information here
Prémio Maria de Sousa 2021
Sponsored by Ordem dos Médicos and Fundação BIAL Grant for young Portuguese scientific researchers, up to the age of 35, with scientific projects in the area of Health Sciences
Deadline: 31st May 2021

Group leader on Neural Cell Biology
i3S – Institute for Research and Innovation in Health (Porto, Portugal) is looking to recruit a senior researcher with an established international reputation in Neural Cell Biology and strong expertise in securing, managing and leading collaborative research projects and teams/institutional units.

NCBio offers:
• 5-year contract as Research Coordinator, research equivalent to Full Professor, with an internationally competitive salary;
• Relocation expenses, along with support concerning housing, legal/immigration issues, spouse’s employment, kindergarten/schooling, etc;
• 250 thousand euros in seed money in the first year of operation for the group’s research activities and to cover initial operational costs;
• Total scientific freedom including the selection of a research team (four additional researchers – 2 at the Associate Professor level, 1 Postdoctoral Fellow, 1 Technician) paid directly by the NCBio project throughout its course.

Admission requirements include:
• PhD degree obtained at least 10 years before application;
• Established international reputation based on research excellence in the field of Neural Cell Biology;
• Strong record of publication of influential papers;
• Large experience in leading research groups;
• Proven track-record in securing and managing significant funding;
• Experience in establishing collaborative relationships with relevant industry R&D stakeholders;
• Track-record in workshop and conference organising committees and delivering invited talks.

The successful applicant will be expected to commit to the position for the grant’s full duration.
Call opens on February 1st and the preliminary deadline is May 31st.
More info at NCBio.
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The recruiting process will be conducted following the Portuguese labor code, and selection criteria that prioritise merit and transparency, as well as a non-discrimination and equal access policy.
Work plan: Statistical analysis of retrospective neuroimaging and clinical data, using artificial intelligence (machine learning) for the development and validation of diagnostic neuroimaging biomarkers, with high potential of clinical applicability; coordination with Portuguese and UK research, IT and medical teams within an academic-entrepreneurial join-venture, with the goal of helping clinical decision-making in neurodegenerative illnesses. Up to 2 years duration.
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Deadline: 26 Feb 2021
Work plan: Statistical analysis of varied psychophysiological data (EEG and/or MRI and/or pupillometry) and write up of scientific articles in clinical study with pharmacological intervention of oxytocin, with the goal of characterizing the role of oxytocin in human brain function in health and in psychosis. Up to 1.5 years duration.
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Deadline: 26 Feb 2021
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