PhD position in neurobiology of Alzheimer's disease

PhD position in neurobiology of Alzheimer's disease

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20 Feb 22 Mar Amsterdam

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The Center for Neurogenomics and Cognitive Research in Amsterdam (see

Job description

As a PhD student your main tasks and responsibilities are:
  • Cell culture of human and disociated murine neurons.
  • Recombinant protein production, purification and molecular biology.
  • Advanced imaging methods including 3D-STED, live cell imaging, electron microscopy and CLEM.
  • Quantitative analysis of biochemical and imaging data.

Specifications

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU)

Requirements

We are looking for a student with the following qualifications
  • a master degree in biomedical sciences with neuroscience specialisation
  • hands-on experience with cellular neuroscience, especially endosome biology is an advantage
  • hands-on experience with imaging methods. Electron microscopy experience is an advantage
  • excellent organising skills.
  • a strong motivation to pursue a career in science.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 1 year.

A challenging position in a socially involved organization. The salary will be in accordance with university regulations for academic personnel and amounts €2,325 (PhD) per month during the first year and increases to €2,972 (PhD) per month during the fourth year, based on a full-time employment. The job profile: is based on the university job ranking system and is vacant for at least 1 FTE.

The appointment will initially be for 1 year. After a satisfactory evaluation of the initial appointment, the contract will be extended for a duration of 4 years.
Additionally, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offers excellent fringe benefits and various schemes and regulations to promote a good work/life balance, such as:
  • 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus

Employer

The ambition of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is clear: to contribute to a better world through outstanding education and ground-breaking research. And to be a university where personal education and societal involvement play a leading role. Where people from different disciplines and backgrounds work together on innovations and on generating new knowledge. Our teaching and research embrace the whole spectrum of science – from the humanities, the social sciences and the pure sciences through to the life sciences and the medical sciences.

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is home to more than 26,500 students. We employ more than 4,600 individuals. The VU campus is easily accessible, located in the heart of Amsterdam’s Zuidas district, a truly inspiring environment for teaching and research.

Diversity
Diversity is one of our university’s core values. We are an inclusive community, and we believe that diversity and international activities enhance the quality of education and research. We are always looking for people who can enhance diversity on our campus thanks to their background and experience.

The Faculty of Science
The Faculty of Science inspires researchers and students to find sustainable solutions for complex societal issues. From forest fires to big data, from obesity to medicines and from molecules to the moon: our teaching and research programmes cover the full spectrum of the natural sciences. We share knowledge and experience with leading research institutes and industries, both here in the Netherlands and abroad.

Working at the Faculty of Science means working with students, PhD candidates and researchers, all with a clear focus on their field and a broad view of the world. We employ more than 1,250 staff members, and we are home to around 6,000 students.
 

Specifications

  • PhD
  • Health
  • 38—40 hours per week
  • €2325—€2972 per month
  • University graduate
  • 3977

Employer

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU)

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Location

De Boelelaan 1105, 1081 HV, Amsterdam

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