An exciting postdoctoralpositionfor an electrophysiologist is available in the Social Brain Lab, at The Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience (NIN) in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
The Social Brain Lab, is the joint venture of the research groups of Christian Keysers and Valeria Gazzola, aiming atshedding light on the neural mechanisms of empathy by combining studies in humans and rodents. The SBL is funded by multiple European (ERC, Marie Curie) and Dutch (VIDI, VICI etc.) grants, and is characterized by an unusually diverse environment, with members from more than 12 nations, backgrounds ranging from philosophy to engineering with an emphasis on biology and psychology, and neuroscientific techniques spamming from high field fMRI and neuromodulation in humans to calcium imaging, opto- and chemogenetics and single cell recordings in rodents.
The SBL is currently looking for an ambitious neurophysiologist that will lead the efforts to use large-scale single cell recordings. The candidate will acquire new data in awake, freely behaving rodents and human patients, but will also have the opportunity to mine existing data already available in the lab using advanced data analysis.
Embedded in the Netherland’s leading fundamental neuroscience research institute, the SBL provides the candidate a unique position to push the frontiers of social neuroscience, write his own research grants within the lab, and learn new techniques such as in calcium imaging, ECoG data-analysis, Opto/Chemo-genetics through collaboration with expert colleagues within the lab and the NIN.
English is the working language of the groups and is extremely well spoken in Amsterdam, creating an attractive, progressive and easy-to-integrate environment. Prof Keysers is also full professor at the University of Amsterdam which offers attractive voluntary teaching opportunities for those keen to strengthen their teaching portfolio.
Learn more about our research program at httpds://nin.nl/keysers
Requirements: A Ph.D. with established expertise in electrophysiology as well as a desire to work with both animals and humans in elaborate behavioural paradigms, the love for performing experiments and analyse complex data both independently and within a collaborative team environment. Experience with Matlab programming to perform and analyze large-scale electrophysiological recordings is desired. Candidates with an interest in social neuroscience and a strong signal processing background are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants need to have at least one high-quality, first-author publication using modern silicon probes or similar ensemble recording techniques accepted upon application.
One reference letter and contact information for 2 additional references
A 1 page research statement – describe prior experience, future goals, and address how you think you can contribute to the overall research direction of the Social Brain Lab.
Their best and most relevant publication as pdf
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience based on the Collective Labour Agreement (CAO NU). https://www.vsnu.nl/en_GB/cao-universiteiten.html
Internal Number: 2018SBL01
About Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience - KNAW
The Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience (https://nin.nl) is the country’s leading fundamental neuroscience research institute where scientists are provided generous ongoing support to conduct high impact research at the cutting edge. It provides a critical mass of scientists entirely devoted to research in the neurosciences, together with a dynamic multi-cultural environment. English is the working language of all research groups. Amsterdam is an internationally-oriented city and an attractive, progressive and easy-to-integrate environment. The research groups have members from more than 27 nations with backgrounds ranging from philosophy to engineering, but with an emphasis on biology and psychology.
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