Connecting European Neuroscience

Project assistant in Amsterdam/Netherlands

20 February 2020

Project assistant in Amsterdam/Netherlands

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The Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience is carrying out fundamental and strategic research in the neurosciences

We have an exciting opportunity for a
Project assistant (0,5 fte)
for the INTENSE consortium.
The consortium develops new implantable devices for the nervous system to increase the quality of life of people that are blind, deaf, paralyzed or suffer from epilepsy. The consortium consists of neuroscientists, technologists, medical doctors, patient societies and companies. The project will not only lead to new fundamental insights and solutions for unmet patient needs, but also to new products and entrepreneurship.
Job description
You will coordinate all INTENSE related activities. You will interact with the chairman of the consortium (Pieter Roelfsema) on a daily basis to discuss managerial and administrative issues. Besides the daily management and the planning of meetings, you will organize meetings of committees within the consortium and ensure timely reporting of the subprojects. Furthermore, you will establish and maintain relationships with stakeholders including patient groups and industry partners.

We expect from you:
We will consider highly motivated, self-driven candidates with a degree in neuroscience, (neuro)psychology, biomedical sciences, natural sciences, material science, mathematics, physics, etc. A high level of written and spoken English is required. The ideal candidate will have managerial experience, an understanding of neuroscience and entrepreneurship.
The partners of INTENSE include the country’s leading fundamental neuroscience research institutes and technical universities. You will be based at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience ( in Amsterdam where English is the working language.

Starting date
The starting date is between May and September 2020.
To apply
Please, send your application to
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Closing date:
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Contract length:
1 - 3 years
Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience
Vision & Cognition

Contact Information

Pieter Roelfsema
Meibergdreef 47, 1105 BA Amsterdam

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