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PhD student to study the neural basis of social decision-making in rodents - NIN-KNAW - Amsterdam

Project and methods The social brain lab has pioneered the investigation of the mechanisms of empathy in rodents and humans. We now look for a talented …

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Arbeidsvoorwaarden

Standplaats:
Meibergdreef, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
Dienstverband:
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 uur
Salarisindicatie:
€ 2395 - € 3061 per maand
Opleidingsniveau:
WO

Functieomschrijving

Project and methods
The social brain lab has pioneered the investigation of the mechanisms of empathy in rodents and humans. We now look for a talented scientist with a passion for studying how the brain triggers social behavior in rodents. You would fine tune behavioral models of social decision-making in rats and mice, and work together with experts in optogenetics and electrophysiology in the lab to unravel the circuitry that drives a rodents to prevent pain to others. Our lab offers an excellent, highly collaborative international team with expertise in optogenetics, calcium imaging, behavior and neuroimaging in humans and rodents to jointly explore what makes rats and humans prosocial. If you have a positive, flexible, energetic attitude and a strong affinity for social neuroscience, for training rodents to do amazing things and to use cutting edge methods to understand the mechanisms of that behavior, this could be a strong opportunity to develop an outstanding CV in the emergent field of social neuroscience.

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Desired skills and experience

  • Master in behavioral neuroscience or related fields.
  • Experience with and affinity towards rodent behavior.
  • Experience with and affinity towards stereotaxic surgeries in rodents.
  • Highly motivated, energetic, detail orientated and capable to work and troubleshoot independently and collaboratively.
  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • For postdocs: At least one excellent publication in behavioral neuroscience

Conditions

Salary
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 € 2.395,- in the 1st year to € 3.061,- in the 4th year 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.

Appointment
The position is for a 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.

Starting date
As soon as the ideal candidate is identified.

Additional information

For any encountered problems, or further information please email applications@socialbrainlab.org.

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