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Junior Assistant Professor in Neurobiology

Due to temporary additional budget, the Lucassen 'Brain Plasticity' group of the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (SILS) is able to hire an additional …

bijna 4 jaar geleden


Spui, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 uur
€ 3545 - € 4852 per maand


Due to temporary additional budget, the Lucassen 'Brain Plasticity' group of the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences (SILS) is able to hire an additional junior assistant professor for a period of maximal 4 years. We are specifically looking for a colleague with a few years (1-3 years) of experience after obtaining his or her PhD who wants to gain (more) experience in teaching. Applicants with more than a few years of experience will not be considered for this position.

The 4 year position will include conducting neurobiological research and teaching in the Bachelor and Master programme Psychobiology.

The position consists of a combination of teaching in the Bachelor Psychobiology and Master programmes (50%) and performing neurobiological research within the themes of the Brain Plasticity group (50%).

The Psychobiology programme is a unique and successful Bachelor in which students learn how the brain functions, from molecules to consciousness. We also have two Master programmes on ‘Psychopharmaca and Pathophysiology’, run by Lucassen/Korosi, and ‘Brain and Cognitive Sciences’, run by Krugers. The junior assistant professor will participate in several courses and activities of the Psychobiology Bachelor and Masters.

There is considerable flexibility regarding the neurobiological research the candidate can bring for this position but the main topics of the candidate should align well with the common themes in the Brain Plasticity group and focus on either plasticity at the molecular, cellular, network or developmental/behavioural level. A strong affinity with research on (early) stress, (mechanisms underlying) learning and memory, network physiology, neurogenesis and development and experience with innovative techniques, molecular work and preclinical/behavioural studies are considered a plus.


You should have:

  • a PhD in Neurobiology or adjacent areas and some experience in this field;
  • competence in, some experience with and a passion/an interest in teaching (preferably BKO qualification);
  • experience with neurobiological techniques/skills (preferably electrophysiology, (molecular) cell biology/histology and/or behaviour)
  • experience with animal experiments (art. 9);
  • a strong interest in brain plasticity at different levels.

You should be fluent in Dutch and English. Please do not respond if you are not fluent in Dutch.


This position will be for a maxum period of 4 years. During the first year there will be a performance evaluation. After a satisfactory (positive) evaluation the appointment will be continued to the total duration of 4 years.

Based on a full-time appointment (38 hours per week) the gross monthly salary will be at least €3,545 (scale 11) in the first year depending on CV and experience. We offer a pension scheme, a holiday allowance of 8% per year, an end-of-year bonus of 8,3%. The Collective Employment Agreement (Cao) of the Dutch Universities is applicable.

Additional information

Interested? For more information about this position, please contact:


Applications may only be submitted by electronic mail by clicking this link.

Applications must include a curriculum vitae (including contact details of two referees) and a letter of motivation. Please combine these documents in one single pdf-attachment and also mention the months (not just years) in your CV when referring to your education and work experience.

The closing date is 1 August 2018.