Job Properties
  • Job Type
    Full-time Position
  • Category
    Research & Science
  • Languages
  • Experience Required
  • Degree Required
    • Province
    • Date Posted
      December 18,2021
    • Entrusting Package
    • JSS
    • VISA
    • IMG_6430
    • Career Consultation

    PhD project in Neuroscience

    Within the Neurobiology group a PhD research position is currently available. This position is embedded in a large international project funded by an Innovative Medicine Initiative (IMI) grant from the European Union. You will work in collaboration with project partners from 48 national and international academic and industrial organizations. The PhD project aims at understanding the role of early life sensory cortex development and sensory processing deficits in autism spectrum disorders using mouse studies. You will perform research to study the relationship between early life sensory cortex development, protein translation, sensory information processing, and behavior using molecular, genetic and behavioral analyses and interventions in mice.


    • a MSc degree in biology or biomedical science, with relevant experience in the areas of molecular biology and behavioral neuroscience.
    • experience with complex data analyses methods
    • obtained an article 9 certificate
    • a good command of English (oral and written)
    • excellent communication skills (indicated by the ability to write scientific papers and deliver presentations).


    The University of Groningen has an international reputation as a dynamic and innovative center of higher education offering high-quality teaching and research. Balanced study and career paths in a wide variety of disciplines encourage the 36,000 students and researchers to develop their own individual talents. Belonging to the best research universities in Europe and joining forces with prestigious partner universities and networks, the University of Groningen is truly an international place of knowledge.

    Research environment
    The research group Neurobiology is part of the Groningen Institute for Evolutionary Life Sciences (GELIFES) in the Faculty of Science and Engineering of the University of Groningen. Our research institute comprises several other strong, internationally recognized research groups in the field of evolutionary biology and behavioral neuroscience.

    Conditions of employment

    We offer you in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities:

    • a salary of € 2,434 gross per month in the first year, up to a maximum of € 3,111 gross per month in the fourth and final year based on a full time position
    • a temporary position of one year with the option of a three-year extension, conditional on sufficient progress in the first year to indicate that successful completion of the PhD thesis within the next three years is expected. A PhD training program is part of the agreement and you will be enrolled in the Groningen Graduate School of Science
    • a holiday allowance of 8% gross annual income
    • an 8.3% end-of-the-year allowance.


    Please add (the) relevant vacancy number(s) as indicated above in your application and include a letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, and contact information of three academic referees.

    Please also submit a list of examination marks. The position will remain open until filled.

    You can submit your application until 16 January 11:59pm / before 17 January 2022 Dutch local time (CET) by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website).`

    We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our University. We are committed to building a diverse faculty so you are encouraged to apply. Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP), and European Commission's European Code of Conduct for recruitment of researchers,

    Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.


    For information you can contact:

    • Martien Kas, m.j.h.kas

    Please do not use the e-mail address(es) above for applications.

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