Zoological Technician - NIN-KNAW - Amsterdam Zuidoost

Zoological Technician - NIN-KNAW - Amsterdam Zuidoost

Published Deadline Location
12 Jan 14 Mar Amsterdam Zuid-Oost

Job description

The Synapse and Network Development (SND) laboratory led by Dr. Christian Lohmann studies how neuronal connections and brain circuits develop using advanced in vivo and in vitro electrophysiology and (two-photon) microscopy in mice. In particular, the group images the activity patterns of developing neurons and synapses that drive synaptic plasticity in the visual cortex to understand how functional circuits are wired up. We are looking for a Zoological Technician who assists with these experiments by genotyping and administrating the mouse colony, performing surgeries and immunohistochemistry. You will also help with the management of the lab.

What you are going to do:

  • Genotyping and administration of experimental animals (mice)
  • Preparation of brain slices and slice cultures
  • Surgeries, such as in utero electroporations and viral injections
  • Immunohistochemistry and microscopy
  • Laboratory management (ordering, administration)
  • Assistance with in vivo microscopy and electrophysiology techniques

Specifications

Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)

Requirements

  • Zoological Technician with Art. 9, 12 or 13 license
  • Experience with PCR, microsurgeries, immunohistochemistry and microscopy
  • Team player
  • Lab management skills
  • Highly accurate work style
  • Comfortable to communicate in English

Conditions of employment

Appointment
The position is for a period of one year initially. Pending on evaluation this may be extended for a second year and eventually become a permanent position.

Salary
Depending on education and relevant work experience, the gross monthly salary based on half-time employment (0.5 fte - 19 hours/week) varies between € 1.164,- and € 1.572,- gross per month (salary scale 7), in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU/KNAW), excluding 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus. There are excellent fringe benefits.

Employer

Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience

The Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience is an Academy research institute. It conducts basic and strategic research in the neurosciences. It examines how the human brain makes awareness, perception, movement, learning, social interaction and other cognitive functions possible. It also studies how brain disorders can disrupt these functions.

Additional information

For additional information, please contact Dr. Tamara Buijs (postdoc, t.buijs@nin.knaw.nl) or Dr. Christian Lohmann (c.lohmann@nin.knaw.nl).

More information about the SND laboratory can be found on www.herseninstituut.nl.

Any acquisition in response to this advertisement will not be dealt with.

Specifications

  • Technical and laboratory
  • Natural sciences
  • max. 19 hours per week
  • €1164—€1572 per month
  • Higher professional education +
  • AT2021-003

Employer

Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)

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Location

Meibergdreef 47, 1105 BA, Amsterdam Zuid-Oost

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Evaluation of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the vacancy is filled.

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Application procedure

Applicants are requested to write a letter in which they motivate their application, accompanied by a curriculum vitae and one or two references. Applicants should send this in a single PDF-file.

Evaluation of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the vacancy is filled.

Make sure to apply no later than 14 Mar 2021 23:58 (Europe/Amsterdam).