Lohmann Group

PhD student or PostDoc at the Lohmann Lab

The Synapse and Network Development (SND) Lab has an outstanding opportunity for a PhD-student position or Post-doctoral researcher position for In vivo imaging and electrophysiology of developing cortical circuits
3 - 4 jaar


Are you interested in how synaptic plasticity shapes the developing brain? Do you want to use state-of-the-art imaging and electrophysiological equipment to observe how neurons make functional networks and employ optogenetics to understand the mechanisms of brain wiring? Can you work in an international environment where you follow up on your ideas and still have the support of experts around you? Then this job may be for you.

Desired skills and experience

  • PhD or master degree or equivalent in neuroscience.
  • Experience with live cell microscopy and/or patch-clamping, as well as programming are a plus.
  • Good oral and written communication skills in English.


Our group investigates the mechanisms underlying the precise wiring of the brain. We use cutting-edge optical techniques, including high-speed in vivo 2-photon microscopy, combined with patch-clamp recordings or optogenetics in mice. Our goal is to identify the early activity patterns and plasticity mechanisms that are responsible for fine-tuning synaptic connections in the developing cortex.

The Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience is the country’s leading fundamental neuroscience research institute. It provides a highly interactive and dynamic multi-cultural research environment and helps starting foreign employees with finding housing and acquiring residence permits.


The position is for a period of 3 or 4 years in total for a postdoctoral researcher or PhD-student, respectively. The first appointment is for one year with an extension for the remaining period pending on an evaluation.


This will be commensurate with experience and institutional guidelines based on the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities; CAO NU) in scale 10. Full time monthly salary for a PhD student is € 2,325.- (1st year) / € 2,979.- (4th year) before taxes. The starting salary for a postdoctoral researcher depends on experience and ranges from € 3,123.- to € 3,514.- before taxes. A 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% year-end bonus are excluded. We offer an extensive package of fringe benefits.


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To apply

Please, send the following information using the apply button on top of this page

  1. A Curriculum Vitae
  2. Two reference letters
  3. A research statement (½-1 page): summarize prior experience, future goals, and address how you think you can profit from and contribute to the current research in the SND group.

Evaluation of candidates will begin immediately, and continue until the positions are filled.

Any acquisition further to this advertisement will not be appreciated.