Postdoc in Computational Biology

Location: Amsterdam
Max hours per week: 38 hours per week
Max salary: € 4.670,00
Duration of agreement: 1 - 3 Years
Apply until: 1 November 2022

 

The Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience is an institute of the

Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)

carrying out fundamental and strategic research in the neurosciences

 

 

The Neurogenesis & Neurodegeneration group (Salta lab) has an exciting opportunity for a

Postdoc in Computational Biology
 (1 FTE/38 hrs)

Project: Cellular and molecular mapping of adult hippocampal neurogenesis

 

Description

A computational biologist/bioinformatician position is available in the Neurogenesis & Neurodegeneration group at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience in Amsterdam. The Neurogenesis & Neurodegeneration laboratory led by Dr. Evgenia Salta employs transcriptomics and other molecular and imaging approaches to map the cellular and molecular complexity of the adult hippocampal neurogenic niche and dissect the biological pathways that are deregulated in Alzheimer’s disease. We are currently generating a large dataset containing information on single-cell transcriptomic profiling (10X snRNA-seq) of adult brain and on bulk transcriptomics in reprogrammed human iPSC cultures.

We seek a highly motivated computational biologist/bioinformatician to be involved in the processing and interpretation of a series of exciting datasets.

 

What we expect from you:

-The candidate will have a PhD or equivalent degree in neuroscience, bioinformatics, computational biology, biostatistics or related subject areas.

-Experience in programming (R/Python), machine learning, statistics and genomics.
-Extensive experience with analysis of single-cell RNA sequencing datasets.
-Experience with ATAC-seq, spatial transcriptomics and bulk RNA sequencing analysis is a plus.

-Excellent communication skills, as well as proficiency in spoken and written English, are expected.

-Keen interest in collaborative research.

-Experience with high-performance computing cluster environments would be an advantage.

What we offer:

-Opportunity to work with novel, exciting datasets.

-Mentoring, supervision and training.

-Access to state-of-the art infrastructure and work conditions.

-A stimulating, innovative and dynamic international research environment.

-Possibility to develop your own projects and apply for third-party funding.
-Flexible working time arrangements.

 

Environment

The Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience (www.nin.nl) is the country’s leading fundamental neuroscience research institute in the international and progressive city of Amsterdam. It provides a critical mass of scientists (spanning more than 27 nationalities) and neuroscience facilities, in a highly interactive, dynamic, multi-cultural environment, with English as the working language.

 

Appointment

The position is for a period of three years. Initially, the appointment is for one year with the option for an extension for the remaining period pending on an evaluation. Pending on evaluation this may be further extended.

 

Salary

Depending on education and relevant work experience, the gross monthly salary based on full-time employment (1 FTE, 38 hours a week) varies between €2.960, - and € 4.670,- gross per month (salary scale 10), in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO NU/KNAW), excluding 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus. There are excellent fringe benefits.

 

Starting date

1st November 2022 (flexible).

 

Location

Amsterdam Zuid-Oost, Netherlands

 

Information

For additional information, please contact Dr. E. Salta. e.salta@nin.knaw.nl

More information about the laboratory can be found on: https://nin.nl/research/researchgroups/salta-group/

 

Application and deadline

To apply, please send:

-A detailed CV

- A motivation letter, including a brief description of past research experience and future interests, as well as the earliest possible starting date

-Name and contact details of at least two referees

 

Evaluation of candidates will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled.

 

About the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience
The Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience is the country’s leading fundamental neuroscience research institute, in the international and progressive city of Amsterdam. It provides a critical mass of scientists (spanning more than 27 nationalities) and neuroscience facilities, in a highly interactive, dynamic, multi-cultural environment, with English as the working language.

Terms of employment
Depending on education and experience the minimum salary is € 3.413,00 and the maximum salary is €4.670,00 gross per month for a full-time appointment (scale 10 cao Nederlandse Universiteiten/KNAW). This is exclusive of 8% vacation allowance, 8.3% year-end bonus, travel allowance, internet allowance, home working allowance and pension accrual with ABP.

The KNAW offers its staff an excellent package of secondary benefits. A package that meets the different needs of employees depending on their stage of life, lifestyle or career ambitions. For example, by working an extra two hours a week, it is possible to increase the number of days off from 29 to 41 days a year (with full-time employment).

For a complete overview of the terms of employment, please refer to the web page: werken bij de KNAW.

Diversity & Inclusion
The KNAW considers a working environment in which everyone feels welcome and appreciated of great importance. A working environment in which attention is paid to individual quality and where development opportunities are paramount. Together we strive for an inclusive culture in which we embrace differences. We would therefore like to invite candidates who want to contribute to this through their background and experience. In the event of equal suitability, preference will be given to the candidate who thus enhances diversity within the Academy.

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