Post-doc in Behavioral and molecular neuroscience (1.5 years, Leioa, Spain)


The group of Dr. Edgar Soria-Gómez is seeking for one postdoctoral researcher (R2, R3).

The postdoctoral fellow will be in charge of behavioral experiments combined with optogenetics in mutant mice to study the role of parvalbumin-positive neurons in schizophrenia-like models. This study is part of a collaborative project coordinated by Professor Dr. Javier Meana, head of the Neuropsychopharmacology Research Group (UPV/EHU).

This contract will be funded by the IKUR Strategy (Project ExoPsyCog) of the Basque Government and has a duration of 1.5 years. The gross annual salary will be 33.400 euro. Candidates that have not worked/lived in our territory for more than 5 years may opt to a special tax regime than can increase the net salary:

Deadline: April 30th 2023
Expected contract starting date: June 1st 2023


We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher with experience in behavioral neuroscience, stereotaxical procedures, and optogenetics,  with official qualification for animal experimentation (“B” and “C” certifications). The candidate should also be skilled in data analysis.

The selected candidate will be required to work in the headquarters of ACHUCARRO in Leioa, and in the Faculty of Medicine of the University of the Basque Country in the same campus.

How to apply?

Applications should be addressed to Dr. Edgar Soria-Gómez and sent via email (Subject “IKUR POSTDOC ExoPsyCog”) in one single PDF to: before the deadline with:

  • a cover letter highlighting their interest in the position.
  • curriculum vitae.
  • a short description of previous research (1 page).
  • the names and contact addresses (e-mail) of two academic referees.


The team
The Neuropsychopharmacology research group