Within the Dept. Retinal Signal Processing, headed by Dr. M. Kamermans, two positions are available for
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Postdoc in visual neuroscience
This is a collaborative project between the labs of Kamermans and De Zeeuw lab. Both labs are strongly multidisciplinary and have a background in electrophysiology, morphology, molecular biology, eye-movement recordings, computational modeling, and behavioral essays.
Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)
A suitable candidate has a few years of experience in recording single unit activity either electrophysiologically or by means of Ca-imaging in mouse brains. Preferably the candidate has experience with behavioral assays with mice as well. Knowledge of the visual system and especially the retina is highly appreciated.
Conditions of employment
Fixed-term contract: Both postdoc positions involve a temporary appointment for 3 years. The position is for a maximum pe.
The salary will be commensurate with experience and institutional guidelines based on the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities; CAO NU). Full time monthly salary for a postdoctoral researcher depends on experience and ranges from € 3.282,- to € 4.490.- before taxes. A 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% year-end bonus are excluded. We offer travel expenses, paid parental leave, flexible working hours, 30 days paid leave per year and help by finding a house.
Department of Retinal Signal Processing
The project studies the origin of infantile nystagmus and the associated reduce visual acuity in a mouse model. We recently showed that infantile nystagmus has a retinal origin. What the origin is of the associated reduced visual acuity is unknown. We will investigate this in mouse models where we can genetically manipulate the retinal mechanism inducing infantile nystagmus and measure neuronal activity in the retina and the brain. In addition, eye-movements will be measured, and behavioral test will be performed to determine the visual acuity of the mice.
This is a collaborative project between the Kamermans lab and the De Zeeuw lab. Both labs are strongly multidisciplinary and have a background in electrophysiology, morphology, molecular biology, eye-movement recordings, computational modeling, and behavioral essays.