PhD positions available in Amsterdam

Dear colleagues,
as of October first Prof Arthur Bergen in Amsterdam have two vacancies for PhD students (four year positions) in his group:
One for an MD on the genetics and functional testing in human albinism with an interest in education as a medical counseling specialist training after the PhD.
Another is for someone with an MSc on the stem cell and pigment biology of the RPE using a retina-on-a-chip model
For applications and further enquiries
Please send an e-mail to

Prof dr AA (Arthur) Bergen| Professor in complex Ophthalmogenetics
Departments of Clinical Genetics and Ophthalmology
Location AMC K2-217 | AMC-UvA P.O.Box 22700,
1100 DE Amsterdam, The Netherlands
T: 020 5664592 | E: |

PhD position

The Cellular Neurobiology & Neuro-Nanotechnology lab at the Bernal Institute of University of Limerick is looking to fill an open 3 year PhD position as soon as possible.

For more information about the lab, please see this link:

Our research is interested in the underlying components able to modify synaptic plasticity and transmission in the Central Nervous System (CNS) in health and disease. Using a combination of biochemical, cellular, molecular and behavioural approaches, we especially investigate how non-genetic factors influence synapses, focusing on their deregulation in neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric disorders such as Autism Spectrum Disorders. We are especially interested in the functional interaction of biometals and synaptic proteins. The position is a faculty funded PhD fellowship.

We are looking for a talented student with MSc in Biology, Biochemistry, Neuroscience, Molecular Medicine or related subjects, and with knowledge in molecular biology/ neurobiology and relevant methods, who wants to work in our group in collaboration with other research groups in Germany, Italy and Portugal.

If you are interested, please contact Prof. Andreas M. Grabrucker

ISSF Fellowship

We have a great opportunity for a post-doc looking to make the transition to an independent career.

Please see this link:

This scheme is a 2-year fellowship opportunity in an area linked to ophthalmology (inclusive of clinical based and laboratory-based research). Candidates applying for these exciting fellowships will be early stage researchers, but with already significant experience, a strong track record relative to career stage and a clear vision of how they will transition to leading an independent research programme by the end of this fellowship. The scheme is configured to enable the successful candidate to use the two years funding to make a successful bid for a follow-on fellowship to the Wellcome Trust or other prestigious funding organisation.

We are looking for talented post-docs who can enhance our existing research ophthalmology programmes and be hosted/mentored by a QUB principal investigator. The fellowships will also allow scope for forging collaborations with the fellow, QUB and another research group elsewhere in the world.

lease spread the word and if you have a suitable candidate, please encourage them to apply.

Best wishes

Imre Lengyel