PhD Candidate in Developmental Neurobiology

The Faculty of Science at Radboud University are investigating the role of neurodevelopmental disorder-causing genes in corticogenesis and as such, they seek PhD Candidates in Developmental Neurobiology.

They will do cell biological characterization and studies of the organoids as PhD candidates, including 2D cryosection immunofluorescence microscopy, deconvolution, and morphometrics. They will also examine gene expression variations in particular cell populations. Candidates will further have the opportunity to use a broad spectrum of methods and techniques, including mouse genetics, functional and behavioral assays, immunohistochemistry, fluorescence microscopy (wide-field, confocal, and light sheet), cell and molecular biology, and biochemistry. Lastly, they will supervise Master’s students.


  • The gross starting salary amounts to €2,770 per month based on a 38-hour working week, and will increase to €3,539 in the fourth year
  • 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus
  • Dual Career and Family Care Services.

Job Requirements

The ideal PhD Candidate in Developmental Neurobiology must:

  • Hold a Master’s degree, or are about to obtain one, in Biology, Biomedical Sciences, Molecular Life sciences, or a related discipline, and are interested in a scientific career.
  • Be a highly motivated, enthusiastic, critical, creative, and team-oriented individual with a particular interest in developmental neurobiology who possesses a positive can-do attitude.
  • Previous experience with culturing and/or mouse surgeries would be a plus but is not required. 
  • Be a dynamic international lab, so a good command of English is essential.
  • Be able to work in a team as well as independently.

Application Process

Interested applicants are to fill out the application form and attach the following documents:

  • A letter of motivation.
  • Curriculum Vitae.

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Deadline: September 30, 2023.

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