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Jobs at University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Jobs at University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

Country: Netherlands
City: Amsterdam
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Jobs at University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam

Position: Assistant professor in Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience


Assistant Professor will do the following duties

  • Pursue optical imaging (with cellular resolution) and interventional techniques for studying collective neuronal behavior during active perception and behavioral decision-making, thereby helping to test representational theories of perception and consciousness.
  • In addition to Calcium imaging, other techniques fitting this profile are imaging using genetically encoded voltage indicators (GEVIs) and all-optical neurophysiology using holographic photostimulation to manipulate specific cell assemblies.
  • Acquire grants in this research area and work closely together with group members specialized in electrophysiology, optogenetics, computational modeling and animal behavior.
  • Engage in teaching activities within the Bachelor curricula Psychobiology and/or Biomedical Sciences and the Master curriculum Biomedical Sciences (track: Cognitive Neurobiology and Clinical Neurophysiology).
  • Support and develop data analytic activities (mostly in Matlab/Python) and data exchange with collaborating labs.


  • Ph.D. degree in systems neuroscience or related field, with a specialization in optical neuroscience techniques.
  • In addition to that, experimental experience in the field of the neuroscience of perception and sensory processing, animal behavior, neural data analytics and/or computational neuroscience, as testified by outstanding publications.
  • Strong quantitative and programming skills and demonstrable affinity with theoretical neuroscience and neural theories of perception and consciousness.
  • Experience with academic teaching in the subject field.
  • Furthermore, you must be able to reach the B1 level of the Dutch language within 2 years of your employment.

About the University of Amsterdam

The University of Amsterdam is a public university in Amsterdam, the capital city of Netherlands. It is the largest university in the Netherlands with a total enrollment of over 31,000. In addition to that, it is one of the largest research universities in Europe. Overall, it has  4,794 staff, 1,340 Ph.D. students and an annual budget of €600 million. The university has seven academic faculties: Humanities, Social and Behavioural Sciences, Economics and Business,  Science, Law, Medicine, and Dentistry.


Type of Opportunity Academic Job
Deadline08 December,2019
Company NameUniversity of Amsterdam



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