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Post-doctoral position in Rotterdam/Netherlands

27 June 2016

Post-doctoral position in Rotterdam/Netherlands

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The department of Neuroscience at the Erasmus University Medical Center is inviting applicants for a postdoc position. A position, externally funded and for a period of minimally 2 years, is available in the group of dr. M. Schonewille ( within the department of Neuroscience. The candidate will study the spatial differentiation of the functional modules in the cerebellar cortex based on gene expression levels. The goal of this study is to gain insight in the development of cerebellar sensorimotor integration using RNA and protein quantification, in vitro electrophysiology and genetic engineering. The candidate will identify the relevant proteins and protein cascades underlying cerebellar segregation, generate related mouse lines and contribute to the analysis of their role in the ontogeny of sensorimotor integration.

The department of Neuroscience is an productive, international research environment with a multidisciplinary team of scientists. The department has a longstanding history in studying, amongst others, the cerebellum and its anatomy, and currently houses one of the largest research groups in the cerebellar field in the world. In a collaborative environment several groups use a wide variety of research methods to approach the research questions from multiple angles ( The department houses state-of-the-art facilities and equipment supporting fundamental and translational research. In addition, the current project is supported by both national and interational collaborations.
The candidate will have obtained a PhD in neuroscience or related field, with experience in molecular biological techniques, preferably in quantative proteomics and/or RNA sequencing. Candidates have good communicative skills, work well in a team and are able to independently run different projects. Experience in electrophysiology or with Crispr/Cas9-based generation of new mouse lines will be considered advantageous.

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Closing date:
Contract length:
2 years, with possibility to extend
Erasmus Medical Center Rotterdam

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Martijn Schonewille
Room Ee-1257a
Wytemaweg 80
3015 CN ROtterdam
The Netherlands
0031 107038095

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