Connecting European Neuroscience

Post-doctoral position in Amsterdam/Netherlands

02 August 2019

Post-doctoral position in Amsterdam/Netherlands

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In vivo imaging and electrophysiology of developing cortical circuits

Are you interested in how synaptic plasticity shapes the developing brain? Do you want to use state-of-the-art imaging and electrophysiological equipment to observe how neurons make functional networks and employ optogenetics to understand the mechanisms of brain wiring? Can you work in an international environment where you follow up on your ideas and still have the support of experts around you? Then this job may be for you.

- Master degree or equivalent in neuroscience.
- Experience with live cell microscopy and/or patch-clamping, as well as programming are a plus.
- Good oral and written communication skills in English.

Synapse and Network Development Lab
We investigate the mechanisms underlying the precise wiring of the brain. We use cutting-edge optical techniques, including high-speed in vivo 2-photon microscopy, combined with patch-clamp recordings or optogenetics in mice. Our goal is to identify the early activity patterns and plasticity mechanisms that are responsible for fine-tuning synaptic connections in the developing cortex. The NIN is the country’s leading fundamental neuroscience research institute. It provides a highly interactive and dynamic multi-cultural research environment and helps starting foreign employees with finding housing and acquiring residence permits.

The starting salary depends on experience and ranges from € 3,123.- to € 3,514.- before taxes. A 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% year-end bonus are excluded.

To apply
Please, send your applications to
1. A Curriculum Vitae
2. Two reference letters
3. A research statement (½-1 page): summarize prior experience, future goals, and address how you think you can profit from and contribute to the current research in the SND group.

Job Information

Contract length:
3 years
Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience
Synapse and Network Development

Contact Information

Christian Lohmann
Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience
Meibergdreef 47
1105BA Amsterdam
The Netherlands
+31 020 5664943

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