IMIBIC CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST. PRE-DOCTORAL RESEARCHERS: PFIS contracts 2021 - Effect of probiotic supplement on renal function, vascular calcification and disturbances in mineral metabolism in Chronic Kidney Disease.

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    30/01/2021 23:30 - Europe/Brussels
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    Spain, Córdoba
    Maimonides Biomedical Research Institute of Cordoba - IMIBIC



PFIS contracts 2021

Reference: 011/2021


Aim of the call:

The IMIBIC Research group "GC07 Nephrology. Cell Damage in Chronic Inflammation", is looking for predoctoral candidates for the "PFIS" call 2021.

PFIS Doctoral Fellowships are funded by the National Institute of Health Carlos III (ISCIII), via the Strategic Action in Health 2021 (Acción Estratégica en Salud). They offer a 4 years employment contract for pre-doctoral researchers to carry out their doctoral studies as part of the team working on a research project funded by the ISCIII.

The selected candidate will apply for the PFIS fellowship to carry out her/his Phd studies as part of the project "PI20/00781, Effect of probiotic supplement on renal function, vascular calcification and disturbances in mineral metabolism in Chronic Kidney Disease. Clinical and experimental studies" under the supervision of Dr. Sagrario Soriano Cabrera.

This project aims to identify the role of changes in the microbiota that occur during chronic kidney disease. The study aims to find out whether treatment with probiotics of dialysis patients modifies the intestinal microbiota and thereby reduces inflammation and mineral metabolism alterations. The role of the microbiota on vascular calcification will be evaluated, and if microbiota transplantation can improve kidney function and mineral metabolism disorders.


For detailed information about the Fellowships, please see:


Relevant sections in the abovementioned document:

Subsección 1ª. Contratos predoctorales de formación en investigación en salud.

Artículo 25. Objeto, modalidades y finalidad.

Artículo 26. Entidades beneficiarias y características de los grupos de investigación.

Artículo 27. Condiciones de los contratos.

Artículo 28. Requisitos de las personas candidatas Artículo 29. Documentación requerida.

Artículo 30. Evaluación de las solicitudes.


Eligibility criteria:

  • The candidates must be admitted or enrolled in a PhD Program of the University of Cordoba for the academic year 2021-2022. This requirement can be accredited until the end of the redress period of the call.
  • The candidates must be in possession of the degree (master or equivalent) in biomedical or experimental sciences (eg. biotechnology, biomedicine, neuroscience, etc.)

Applicants should check their CV against the specific eligibility conditions of the PFIS call:


Valued merits:

  • Academic record
  • Experience in both analytical and preclinical animal (rodents) experimentation techniques, aligned with the objectives of the project.
  • Advanced level of English (technical)
  • Training in statistics


How to Apply:

Interested candidates should send their CV*, motivation letter, academic grades, and if possible, 2 recommendation letters from current or previous supervisors.

*Important: The CV should specify the previous experience in months to allow correct evaluation of valued merits. Applicants failing to do so will not be evaluated.

Apply via email: personal@imibic.org and indicate the reference "011/2021" in the email subject.

Important: EoIs sent without the reference “011/2021” will not be evaluated.

Deadline for Expressions of Interest: 30th Jan 2021.



Selection Process:

The process will consist of an eligibility check an evaluation of the merits of all CVs received. The best-positioned candidates may be called for a personal interview in order to evaluate more precisely their skills.


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