The Doctoral INPhINIT Fellowships Programme

Instituto de Investigación Biomédica de Málaga (IBIMA). Incoming Frame – recruits 35 PhD Earlystage researchers of any nationality to carry out their PhD projects in accredited centres with the Spanish Seal of Excellence Severo Ochoa, María de Maeztu or Health Institutes Carlos III and Portuguese research units accredited as “excellent” or “exceptional” according to the evaluation of the Fundação de Ciência e Tecnologia. In addition, researchers establish a personal career development plan including trasnational, intersectoral and interdisciplinary mobility opportunities, and attend a full range of complementary training workshops.
INPhINIT Incoming is focused exclusively on STEM disciplines: life sciences and health, experimental sciences, physical and mathematics.
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The Cellular and Molecular Endocrinology (IBIMA) and CB06/03/0018 CIBERObn (ISCIII) group acts as a host organisation within the programme by offering an available Phd position. She/he will play an integral role in supporting a multi-disciplinary team (which includes basic and clinical researchers). The background of the candidate is preferably in Biology, Food science, Biochemistry, Biomedicine or Medicine.
Project Title: Ketone bodies in the dietetic approach of obesity and its complications. Intermittent fasting, ketosis and chronobiology.

Research project description:
The aim of the research project is to study the effect of different concentration of ketone bodies induced by food restriction and diet and chronobiology on gut microbiota, mitochondria fitness and anthropometric, metabolic, cardiovascular and neurocognitive variables. The research project will have 2 models: Model 1: Dietary intervention in humans with 4 types of diet with a different increase of the ketone bodies: Hypocaloric diet or control without ketone body increase? Fasting afternoon-night, slight ketone body increase? Fasting night-morning, slight ketone body increase? Ketogenic diet, high increase of ketone bodies. Model 2:  animal model of ketosis.
Job position description:
This is an exciting opportunity for the candidate as he/she will participate and benefit from the activities of the host research group and institution, such as:
i) Attending courses at IBIMA and CIBERObn, relevant for her/his development of scientific skills and research (e.g. bioinformatics, statistics, animal courses,…).
ii) Being involved in the preparation of funding applications for future projects.
iii) Contributing technician/degree student co-supervision.
iv) Enjoying mobility program of IBIMA which allows performing short stays inside or outside Spain.
The candidate will also participate in all the steps of a science project:
design of the study, sampling, sample analysis and quantification, statistical analysis, interpretation of the results, writing original and review manuscripts and communicating these results to scientific and non-scientific audience.
The candidate will thus acquire all the necessary skills and expertise to develop a science research career on natural sciences.
The candidate will be co-advised by two senior scientists in a multidisciplinary and multi-institution research team, from different institutions such as IBIMA, Malaga University and the Andalusian Centre for Nanomedicine and Biotechnology (BIONAND). The candidate will also collaborate with international projects and institutions (e.g. Luxembourg Institute of Health, Luxembourg; Maastricht University, The Netherlands; Cambridge University, UK) and he/she will be encouraged to conduct short-term stays abroad, in order to expand her/his scientific horizon and to obtain the International mention for her/his PhD Thesis.

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