PhD-student Neurogenesis (Salta Lab), Amsterdam, Netherlands

Postdoc in Netherlands

PhD-student Neurogenesis (Salta Lab): The Neurogenesis & Neurodegeneration group, led by Dr. Evgenia Salta at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, is seeking a highly motivated PhD student. The candidate will work on a cutting-edge research project aimed at understanding the early-life pathological imprinting of Alzheimer’s disease through lifestyle factors. This position offers a unique opportunity to engage with a multidisciplinary team and utilize advanced molecular and imaging technologies.

PhD-student Neurogenesis & Neurodegeneration (Salta Lab)


PhD Student

Research Area:

Neurogenesis & Neurodegeneration


Amsterdam, Netherlands


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

Job Description:

The selected PhD student will work on the project “Unlock the early-life pathological imprinting of Alzheimer’s disease via lifestyle,” funded by the EU Joint Programme – Neurodegenerative Disease Research and Alzheimer Nederland. The project involves collaboration with five international, multidisciplinary groups specializing in neurology, immunology, microbiology, and cognitive memory. The goal is to define the cellular and molecular impacts of early-life dietary and microbial components, physical exercise, and cognitive training on CNS pathological imprinting and Alzheimer’s disease development. The research will utilize mouse models, human iPSC cultures, and postmortem human brain tissues. This work aims to develop improved prevention and treatment strategies for Alzheimer’s disease. The PhD student will be based at the Salta lab in Amsterdam and may travel for training and collaboration with consortium partners.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit their motivation letter, curriculum vitae, and the names or letters of two or more references via the “Apply now” button on the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience website. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis until the position is filled. The deadline for application submissions is July 30, 2024.

Last Date for Application:

July 30, 2024

More Information:

For additional information, please contact Dr. E. Salta at More details about the laboratory can be found on the Salta – Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience – Master the Mind website.

About the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience:

The Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience is the premier fundamental neuroscience research institute in the Netherlands, located in the vibrant city of Amsterdam. It hosts a diverse group of scientists from over 27 nationalities and offers a dynamic, multicultural environment with state-of-the-art facilities and English as the working language.

Terms of Employment:

  • Salary: € 2.770 – € 3.539 gross per month for a full-time appointment.
  • Duration: 4 years, initially for 1 year, with extension upon satisfactory performance.
  • Additional benefits include 8% vacation allowance, 8.3% year-end bonus, travel allowance, internet allowance, home working allowance, and pension accrual with ABP.
  • Flexible working time arrangements and the possibility of increasing annual leave from 29 to 41 days with full-time employment.

For a complete overview of the terms of employment, please refer to the werken bij de KNAW webpage.

Note: Applying for a Certificate of Good Conduct may be part of the employment procedure.



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