PhD Positions in Cellular Imaging and Neuroscience, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Postdoc in Netherlands

PhD Positions in Cellular Imaging: The University of Amsterdam (UvA) invites applications for two PhD positions in Cellular Imaging and Neuroscience, funded by an NWO grant focused on synaptic AMPA-receptor plasticity. These positions are embedded within UvA/SILS research groups and offer an opportunity to contribute to cutting-edge research in molecular cytology and cellular neuroscience.

Summary Table:

PositionResearch AreaLocation
PhD Student 1Cellular imaging and molecular cytologyUvA/SILS, Amsterdam Science Park
PhD Student 2Cellular and computational neuroscienceUvA/SILS, Amsterdam Science Park

Study Area: The research spans Cellular Imaging and Neuroscience, focusing on synaptic plasticity and molecular mechanisms underlying learning and memory.

Scholarship Description: The PhD students will collaborate closely on the project “Visualizing and manipulating synaptic AMPA-receptor plasticity with a new molecular toolkit.” Each position is associated with specific research goals detailed below:

  • Project 1: Engineering novel tools for visualization and manipulation of synaptic signaling molecules to understand plasticity mechanisms.
  • Project 2: Investigating synaptic plasticity underlying memory retrieval in the hippocampus, integrating electrophysiology, live-imaging, and optogenetics.

Eligibility: Candidates should hold a Master’s degree in Molecular Life Sciences (for Project 1), Neuroscience (for Project 2), or equivalent. Strong analytical, experimental, and communication skills are essential. Background in cellular imaging/molecular biology or cellular neuroscience is advantageous.

Required Documents: Applicants must submit the following documents in .pdf format:

  • Motivation letter
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV) mentioning months for education and work experience
  • Contact details of two academic referees

How to Apply: Interested candidates should apply online via the application link provided, specifying their preferred project (Project 1 or Project 2).

Last Date: Applications should be submitted no later than 18 August 2024.

This is an exceptional opportunity for motivated individuals to pursue PhD research in a dynamic and interdisciplinary environment at one of Europe’s leading research universities. For further details or inquiries about the positions, please contact the respective project leads listed above. We look forward to receiving your application.



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