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Postdoc or PhD-student position - NIN-KNAW - Amsterdam Zuidoost

Project description: Visual perception elicited by stimulation of the mouse visual cortex Electrical stimulation of the visual cortex elicits a “phosphene”, …

5 months

Conditions

Location
Meibergdreef, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
Contract Type
Temporary
Hours Per Week
38 <span class="translation_missing" title="translation missing: en.vacancies.vacancy_details.hours">Hours</span>
Salary
Salary Indication
Course Levels
<span class="translation_missing" title="translation missing: en.course_levels.phd">Phd</span>

Description

Project description: Visual perception elicited by stimulation of the mouse visual cortex

Electrical stimulation of the visual cortex elicits a “phosphene”, an artificial percept of light. By stimulating multiple electrodes at the same time, it might prove possible evoke pattern vision. The aims of this project are to (1) develop new methods for electrical stimulation in mice; (2) to study the patterns of activated neurons using two-photon imaging and (3) to test visual perception of electrical percepts and its plasticity in mice.

Requirements

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 and good programming skills are required. The ideal candidate will have experience with neurophysiological techniques, the analysis of neuronal activity in alert animals, and a solid background in cognitive neuroscience. Interest in the translation of fundamental research into clinical applications and close collaboration with high-tech companies is a plus.

Conditions

The position involves a fulltime temporary appointment for 3 years (postdoc) or 4 years (PhD student). Starting date: Mid-2018.

We strive for a workforce that reflects the diversity in society in terms of, among other things, age, sex, sexual orientation and cultural background. We would appreciate receiving letters from candidates who might widen the diversity of our team.

Postdoctoral position: This will be commensurate with experience and institutional guidelines based on the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities; CAO NU) in scale 10.

PhD position: The gross monthly salary coming with a full-time appointment will amount to a minimum of € 2.222,- in the first year to € 2.840,- in the fourth year (P scale of the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities).

A 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% year-end bonus are excluded. We offer an extensive package of fringe benefits.

Additional information

Candidates for this position will be recruited both internally and externally simultaneously, with preferred candidates of the Academy having priority during the selection.

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