URGENT! Open position for predoctoral researcher in chronic periodontis and insulin-resistant patients

URGENT! Open position for predoctoral researcher in chronic periodontis and insulin-resistant patients
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August 10, 2022

Predoctoral researcher position on “Association between chronic periodontitis, immune system activation and atherosclerosis in insulin-resistant patients”

We seek for a highly motivated predoctoral fellow to join the Translational Research in Metabolism and Nutrition Group at the University Hospital Dr. Peset-Fisabio Foundation in Valencia, Spain (

The predoctoral researcher will have the unique opportunity to work in a highly enriching and collaborative research environment leaded by Dr. Milagros Rocha ( The position is intended to develop a PhD project focused on the mechanisms underlying chronic periodontitis, especially those related to the increased risk of developing atherosclerosis, with a special interest on leukocytes activation and the role of relevant mechanisms including inflammation, oxidative stress, mitochondrial dysfunction, endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, autophagy, mitochondrial biogenesis and their association with the composition of the oral subgingival microbiota.

The position will be available immediately (starting date September 16, 2022) and fully funded for up to four years by Santiago Grisolía Programme (CIGRIS/2021/112) from the Ministry of Innovation, University, Science and Digital Society by Valencian Regional Government.

Candidates must have - required:

a) University degree or bachelor's degree or the equivalent in their country, issued by an UNIVERSITY OR HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTION OUTSIDE THE EUROPEAN UNION. The studies must be related to life sciences or equivalent and have been completed after 1 January 2017.

b) Be eligible for the admission in a Doctoral Studies Programme in an University within the Valencian Community, and be admitted in the mentioned programme by the contract starting date. General admission requirements can be found here (

c) Adequate level of Spanish, Catalan or English for the performance of research and laboratory tasks.

d) Not already hold a PhD.

e) Not have been granted in the framework of Santiago Grisolía Programme previously.

Candidates must send a copy of the CV and a letter of motivation to Dr. Milagros Rocha ( Deadline for applications: August 10, 2022


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