Postdoc Position on Cell Type-Specific Function in Visual Cortex

The In Vivo Neurophysiology team at the VU Amsterdam is looking for a postdoc to work on a three-year project on Cell Type-Specific Function in Visual Cortex at the Integrative Neurophysiology (INF) division of the Center for Neurogenomics and Cognitive Research (CNCR).

As a postdoc in the in vivo neurophysiology team, their research will aim to elucidate cell-type-specific function in the primary visual cortex underlying the emergence of multisensory integration and sensory-guided decision-making.

This postdoc project is funded through a collaborative grant from NWO (ENW-M-2), which involves a synergistic collaboration with prof. Cyriel Pennartz from the University of Amsterdam and a 2nd postdoc position at UvA-SILS. The VU position will focus on disentangling the cellular substrates during multisensory processing, whereas the postdoc position at the UvA will elucidate the contribution of ensembles of neurons to the same standardized behavioral task. 


The tasks for this position include:

  • To use a repertoire of state-of-the-art approaches in circuit neuroscience such as single unit and population electrophysiology in anesthetized and behaving mice, Opto- or chemogenetics, and histology
  • Having the opportunity to supervise Bachelor’s and Master’s, students
  • Working in close collaboration with the UvA postdoc and group


  • A gross monthly salary of €3561- €4490 per month depending on previous research experience, based on full-time employment.
  • 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus
  • contribution to commuting expenses
  • optional model for designing a personalized benefits package

Job Requirements

The Postdoc Position on Cell Type-Specific Function in Visual Cortex seek candidates with

  • a PhD in Neuroscience and a strong motivation to pursue a career in science.
  • Prior experience with single-unit electrophysiology (silicon probes, Neuropixels, cluster analysis, patch-clamp or loose patch electrophysiology) and surgical techniques is essential
  • Experience in spike data analysis and knowledge of a programming language (Matlab, Python) is preferred
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Application Process

Interested applicants for the Postdoc Position on Cell Type-Specific Function in Visual Cortex by attaching the following documents:

  • curriculum vitae and
  • cover letter

To apply, click here

Application Deadline: August 31, 2022.

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