Genes, Development And Behavior
Department of Translational Neuroscience
Utrecht, The Netherlands



Three Tenure Track Positions

Brain Center Rudolf Magnus (BCRM) is an internationally recognized institute with an outstanding track record and unique collaboration in basic and clinical neuroscience research (  The department of Translational Neuroscience is the expertise center for basic and translational neuroscience within BCRM. It focuses on how the brain develops and functions at the molecular, cellular and circuit levels, and on how deregulation of these processes may lead to disease. The department is a hub for multidisciplinary and collaborative research on several brain diseases, with a focus on neuromuscular diseases, stroke, epilepsy, developmental disorders and psychotic disorders.

The Department of Translational Neuroscience currently has three tenure tracks available.

We seek outstanding candidates with an excellent track record in one or preferably more of the following areas:

1.      Cellular models of the human brain: iPS cells, stem cells, organoids, and genome editing.

2.      Development of brain circuits

3.      Electrophysiology and in vivo monitoring of brain circuits

4.      Neurobiology of brain systems involved in disease

Successful candidates are early-stage career scientists (up to 8 years after PhD graduation) with an excellent track-record, and the ambition to perform fundamental research at the highest level. We expect candidates to actively seek interactions with existing research groups in the department and with clinical researchers of the BCRM. Candidates should have collaborative skills, a record of successfully guiding junior scientists / students and leadership qualities.

We offer a 5-year position in a vibrant, multidisciplinary environment with state-of-the-art facilities for translational research and synergetic interactions with clinical departments. Depending on performance, the tenure tracks can evolve in permanent positions after five years.

Further information can be obtained from Prof.dr. J. Peter H. Burbach ( Application packages should include a motivation letter, a full curriculum vitae, a vision statement of current and future research (max 2 pages), the names and addresses of three potential referees. Documents should be uploaded as a single PDF file to

Deadline: February 1, 2017