Connecting European Neuroscience

Post-doctoral position in Amsterdam Zuidoost/Netherlands

21 February 2020

Post-doctoral position in Amsterdam Zuidoost/Netherlands

Job ID
26729
Place
Amsterdam Zuidoost/Netherlands

Description

The Vision & cognition group has an exciting opportunity for a PhD student position or a Postdoctoral researcher position to work on the neuronal mechanisms for object perception.
The perception of objects and their segregation from cluttered backgrounds requires interactions between lower and higher areas of the visual cortex. In this project we will simultaneously record from low-level and higher-level cortical areas of the temporal stream in monkeys trained on tasks that rely on object vision. We compare the activity of neurons in the different brain areas to the tuning of units in deep neural networks, to elucidate the contributions of feedforward and feedback connections between brain areas.
You are highly motivated, self-driven with a degree in neuroscience, (neuro)psychology, biomedical sciences, natural sciences, material science, mathematics, physics, etc. A high level of written and spoken English and good programming skills are required. You will have experience with neurophysiological techniques, the analysis of neuronal activity in alert animals, and a background in neuroscience.
You should expect from us: Mentoring, supervision and training.
Access to state-of-the art infrastructure. A stimulating international research environment.

We offer an exciting job at a dynamic research institute and an attractive package of fringe benefits. The position is for a period of 3 or 4 years in total for a postdoctoral researcher or PhD student, respectively. The first appointment is for one year with an extension for the remaining period pending on an evaluation.
The salary will be commensurate with experience and institutional guidelines based on the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (cao NU). Full time monthly salary for a PhD student is € 2.325,- in the 1st year to € 2.979,- in the 4th year before taxes. The starting salary for a postdoctoral researcher depends on experience and ranges from € 3.123,- to € 4.274,- before taxes.

Job Information

Closing date:
2020-03-27
Contract length:
3-4 years
Institution:
NIN-KNAW
Department:
The Vision & cognition group

Contact Information

Pieter Roelfsema
Meibergdreef 47, 1105 BA Amsterdam

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