[visionlist] Postdoc in visual neuroscience
m.kamermans at nin.knaw.nl
Fri May 27 04:41:47 -04 2022
Within the Dept. Retinal Signal Processing in the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience in Amsterdam, headed by Dr. M. Kamermans, two positions are available for
Postdoc in visual neuroscience
The project studies the origin of infantile nystagmus and the associated reduce visual acuity in a mouse model. We recently showed that infantile nystagmus has a retinal origin. What the origin is of the associated reduced visual acuity is unknown. We will investigate this in mouse models where we can genetically manipulate the retinal mechanism inducing infantile nystagmus and measure neuronal activity in the retina and the brain. In addition, eye-movements will be measured, and behavioral test will be performed to determine the visual acuity of the mice.
This is a collaborative project between the labs of Kamermans and De Zeeuw lab. Both labs are strongly multidisciplinary and have a background in electrophysiology, morphology, molecular biology, eye-movement recordings, computational modeling, and behavioral essays.
A suitable candidate have a PhD in neuroscience or related fields and has a few years of experience in recording single unit activity either electrophysiologically or by means of Ca-imaging in mouse brains. Preferably the candidate has experience with behavioral assays with mice as well. Knowledge of the visual system and especially the retina is highly appreciated.
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 postdoctoral researcher depends on experience and ranges from € 3.282,- to € 4.490.- before taxes. A 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% year-end bonus are excluded. We offer travel expenses, paid parental leave, flexible working hours, 30 days paid leave per year and help by finding a house.
The position is for a maximum period of 3 years in total. The first appointment is for one year with the option for an extension for the remaining period pending on an evaluation.
To apply, please send application letter, CV including two letters of recommendation, before 1 July 2022.
For more information you can go to; www.nin.knaw.nl/~kamermans<http://www.nin.knaw.nl/~kamermans> or phone Dr. M. Kamermans Phone: +31 20 5665180 or Email: m.kamermans at nin.knaw.nl<mailto:m.kamermans at nin.knaw.nl>
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