[3dem] Postdoc position

Vladan Lucic vladan at biochem.mpg.de
Tue Feb 8 01:47:54 PST 2011

A postdoc position is available at Center for Neurogenomics and Cognitive 
Research, Neuroscience Campus Amsterdam, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam & VU 
University Medical Center Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Applicants are invited for a post-doc position to work on a project 
investigating the genetic cascades of the early steps of secretion (e.g. 
docking see figure) in primary cultured mouse chromaffin cells and hippocampus 
neurons, under the supervision of Dr. Heidi de Wit. This project will be 
carried out at the department of Functional Genomics of the NCA/CNCR institute 
of the VUmc Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 

The project aim is to reveal the relationship between docking/secretion 
phenotypes and altered positioning close to calcium channels (e.g. positional 
priming). The research approach encompasses a combination of genetics, 
molecular biology, primary cell culture and microscopy (e.g. life-cell 
imaging, in situ hybridization, immuno cytochemistry) with a major focus on 
electron microscopy techniques (e.g. morphometry and immuno-EM) together with 
cryo-preservation techniques (e.g. high-pressure freezing) to ensure native 

We are looking for a highly motivated enthusiastic PhD student with good 
communication skills and a solid background in biology (possibly molecular and 
cellular biology) and experience as well as affinity to imaging techniques in 
particular electron microscopy. 

We offer an excellent research environment of experienced, collaborative and 
international colleagues as well as integrated infrastructure and equipment. 
For additional information, see http://www.cncr.vu.nl/

The position is available immediately. Closing date: 13th May 2011.

Applications (including a CV, a letter of motivation and address of two 
referees) should be sent to:

Heidi de Wit, PhD (assistant professor)
Secretory Vesicle Trafficking group
Dept. of Functional Genomics
Center for Neurogenomics and Cognitive Research (CNCR)
Neuroscience Campus Amsterdam (NCA)
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam & VU University Medical Center
De Boelelaan 1087/1081 HV
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Room A-437
Phone: ++31.20.5986930
Fax: ++31.20.5986926
Email: heidi.de.wit at cncr.vu.nl

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