Post-doctoral researcher

Roelfsema lab - Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience
Netherlands (NL)
between €2.846, - and € 4.490,- gross per month (salary scale 10)
Closing date
Jun 12, 2022

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A postdoc position is available in the Vision & Cognition group at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience in Amsterdam. The aim is to understand visual perception and plasticity elicited by electrical stimulation of the visual cortex in mice, with the ultimate aim to create a visual cortical prosthesis to restore a rudimentary form of vision for the blind.

Project description and methods

Electrical stimulation of the visual cortex elicits a “phosphene”, an artificial percept of light. By stimulating multiple electrodes at the same time, it is possible to evoke pattern vision. The aims of this project are to (1) develop new methods for electrical stimulation; (2) to study the patterns of activated neurons using two-photon imaging and (3) to test visual perception of electrical percepts and its plasticity in mice. 



We will consider highly motivated, self-driven candidates with a degree in neuroscience, (neuro)psychology, biomedical sciences, natural sciences, material science, mathematics, physics, etc. A high level of written and spoken English and good programming skills are required. The ideal candidate will have experience with neurophysiological techniques (electrophysiology and/or two-photon imaging), the analysis of neuronal activity in alert animals, and a background in neuroscience. Interest in the translation of fundamental research into clinical applications and collaboration with high-tech companies is a plus.


The position is for a period of three years. Pending on evaluation this may be extended.

For more information, you can e-mail Samantha Wolff (


The Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience wants to understand how circuits of nerve cells enable us to see and respond to the world. Researchers increasingly understand how perception, thought processes and body movements are programmed by circuits of nerve cells in different brain structures. Through the combination of fundamental research with unique lab facilities and databases, the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience is the Dutch national hub for research into brain activity underlying perception, thinking and movement generation.
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