PhD Student in Neurogenesis: Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience

Postdoc in Netherlands

PhD Student in Neurogenesis: The Neurogenesis & Neurodegeneration group at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, led by Dr. Evgenia Salta, is seeking a highly motivated PhD student. This four-year project, funded by the EU Joint Programme and Alzheimer Nederland, aims to explore the early-life pathological imprinting of Alzheimer’s disease through lifestyle factors. The research will involve advanced molecular techniques and collaboration with international experts.

PhD Student in Neurogenesis & Neurodegeneration (Salta Lab)

Summary Table:

DesignationPhD Student
Research AreaNeurogenesis & Neurodegeneration
Eligibility/QualificationMSc in Neuroscience, Biomedical Sciences, or related fields
Job DescriptionResearch on early-life pathological imprinting of Alzheimer’s disease using advanced molecular and imaging approaches.
How to ApplySubmit a motivation letter, CV, and references via the application button.
Last Date to Apply31 July 2024

PhD Student

Research Area:
Neurogenesis & Neurodegeneration



  • MSc degree (or equivalent) in neuroscience, biomedical sciences, or a related discipline.
  • Experience with histological analysis, confocal microscopy, RNA processing, and analysis.
  • Preferable experience with mouse experimentation (Article 9 license or equivalent) and (iPSC) cell culture.
  • Interest in developing coding skills.
  • Excellent communication skills in English.
  • Strong interest in collaborative research.

Job Description:
The project “Unlock the early-life pathological imprinting of Alzheimer’s disease via lifestyle” involves studying the cellular and molecular effects of early-life dietary and microbial components, physical exercise, and cognitive training on Alzheimer’s disease development. The research will utilize mouse models, human iPSC cultures, and postmortem human brain tissues. The successful candidate will work in a dynamic, international environment, with opportunities for mentorship, training, and collaboration with experts from various fields.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates should submit their motivation letter, curriculum vitae, and the names or letters of two or more references via the application button. Evaluation of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For more information, contact Dr. E. Salta at

Last Date to Apply:
31 July 2024

About the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience:
The Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, located in Amsterdam, is the country’s leading institute for fundamental neuroscience research. It offers a stimulating and multicultural research environment with state-of-the-art facilities. More information about the laboratory can be found on the Salta – Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience website.

Terms of Employment:

  • Salary range: € 2,770 – € 3,539 per month.
  • Additional benefits: 8% vacation allowance, 8.3% year-end bonus, travel, internet, and home working allowances, and pension accrual with ABP.
  • Flexible working hours with the possibility to increase annual leave by working extra hours.
  • A complete overview of employment terms is available on the KNAW website.



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