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Stage Social Brain Lab

Onderzoeksgroep Keysers
Locatie Amsterdam

Are you passionate about neuroscience and interested in learning more about functional ultrasound imaging(fUSI) in mice? The Social Brain Lab at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience is seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic intern to join our team and contribute to our cutting-edge research project by assisting with fUSI data analysis!

Project Description:
We are a dynamic research group led by Dr. Valeria Gazzola and Dr. Christian Keysers, exploring the neural basis of the social brain.  One of our research projects focuses on the neural circuit underlying emotion Contagion. By taking the advantage of the cutting-edge functional ultrasound imaging, our research aims to investigate the neural mechanisms involved in Emotion Contagion (observational response), with a specific focus on how different regions including anterior cingulate cortex(ACC), retrosplenial cortex and nuclear thalamus interact with each other during the process. As an intern in our lab, you will have the opportunity to contribute to ongoing research by facilitating  with fUSI data analysis. We are running a well-established experiment, and already some preliminary data. Your role will primarily involve working closely with our experienced researchers to explore the potential neural mechanism. The duration of the internship can vary from 3 to 12month, starting from 1th July.


  • Enthusiasm for neuroscience research, particularly in understanding and exploring the mechanisms and patterns in neural data
  • Experience with MATLAB or Python
  • Familiarity with some kinds of neural data, such as fMRI, fNIRS, EEG, single-cell recording, etc
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency in English (both written and spoken)


  • Gain knowledge of fUSI technique regarding data collection and data analysis
  • Gain hands-on experience in fUSI data analysis, and learn various kinds of data analysis methods and strategies as well as Bayesian statistics
  • Work alongside leading researchers in the field of social neuroscience and expand your knowledge in the related field
  • Contribute to cutting-edge research in an exciting and dynamic environment

Application Process:

To apply for this internship, please submit the following documents:

  • Your up-to-date CV, including details of any relevant coursework or research experience
  • A brief cover letter expressing your interest in the internship and why you believe you would be a suitable candidate

Please email your application to with the subject line “Internship Application – [Your Name]. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so early submission is encouraged.

We look forward to welcoming a motivated intern to our team and working together to uncover the fascinating complexities of the social brain!

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