Postdoc in Computational Biology

Postdoc in Computational Biology

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27 Jul 1 Nov Amsterdam

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The Neurogenesis & Neurodegeneration group (Salta lab) has an exciting opportunity for a Postdoc in Computational Biology (1 FTE/38 hrs) at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience.

Job description


A computational biologist/bioinformatician position is available in the Neurogenesis & Neurodegeneration group at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience in Amsterdam. The Neurogenesis & Neurodegeneration laboratory led by Dr. Evgenia Salta employs transcriptomics and other molecular and imaging approaches to map the cellular and molecular complexity of the adult hippocampal neurogenic niche and dissect the biological pathways that are deregulated in Alzheimer's disease. We are currently generating a large dataset containing information on single-cell transcriptomic profiling (10X snRNA-seq) of adult brain and on bulk transcriptomics in reprogrammed human iPSC cultures.

We seek a highly motivated computational biologist/bioinformatician to be involved in the processing and interpretation of a series of exciting datasets.


Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)


What we expect from you:
  • The candidate will have a PhD or equivalent degree in neuroscience, bioinformatics, computational biology, biostatistics or related subject areas.
  • Experience in programming (R/Python), machine learning, statistics and genomics.
  • Extensive experience with analysis of single-cell RNA sequencing datasets.
  • Experience with ATAC-seq, spatial transcriptomics and bulk RNA sequencing analysis is a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills, as well as proficiency in spoken and written English, are expected.
  • Keen interest in collaborative research.
-Experience with high-performance computing cluster environments would be an advantage.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 1 jaar.

The position is for a period of three years. Initially, the appointment is for one year with the option for an extension for the remaining period pending on an evaluation. Pending on evaluation this may be further extended.


Depending on education and relevant work experience, the gross monthly salary based on full-time employment (1 FTE, 38 hours a week) varies between €3.413, - and € 4.670,- gross per month (salary scale 10), 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.


Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience

About the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience
The Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience is the country's leading fundamental neuroscience research institute, in the international and progressive city of Amsterdam. It provides a critical mass of scientists (spanning more than 27 nationalities) and neuroscience facilities, in a highly interactive, dynamic, multi-cultural environment, with English as the working language.


  • Postdoc
  • Natural sciences
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €3413—€4670 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 1037


Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)

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