At the Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences
(SILS) within the Faculty of Science at the University of Amsterdam, we are on the lookout for a passionate and driven scientist to enhance our research and educational initiatives. In the role of Assistant Professor in the research group Cellular and Computational Neuroscience
, you will have the chance to establish your own research agenda and contribute to teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels.
The mission of the Neuroscience groups at the SILS is to understand the mechanisms that underlie learning, memory, perception and cognition, which are studied at the molecular, cellular, network and behavioral level. We explore how dysfunction of these mechanisms can lead to pathological conditions of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
Within the neuroscience cluster, expertise ranges from molecular signaling, synaptic plasticity, stress responses, neuronal circuit dynamics, ensemble functioning, up to cognition. A wide range of technologies are used and developed, including biochemistry and molecular biology techniques, slice and in vivo electrophysiology, opto/chemogenetics, live-imaging microscopy, computational modeling, and rodent behavioral analysis. What are you going to do?
As a member of the research group Cellular and Computational Neuroscience, you are expected to develop your own line of fundamental research, with interest and experience in the study of neuronal and synaptic ensembles that underlie learning, memory and perception. We are looking for an expert in live-imaging microscopy, and manipulations using opto/chemogenetic modulation. This expertise would contribute greatly to our understanding of cognition and would perfectly complement and allow synergy between neuroscience teams and molecular imaging and microscopy teams at the SILS. As an Assistant Professor you are expected to:
- develop your own line of research at the level of synapse/circuit/systems neuroscience;
- publish in high-level international journals, present at leading conferences and supervise PhD students;
- promote collaborations between groups on projects and share expertise;
- develop your skills in coaching and inclusive leadership;
- be active in attracting external funding;
- take part in the teaching neuroscience courses to bachelor and master students, and in supervising