Job ID: 99645

PhD position in auditory neuroscience

Position: Ph.D. Student

Deadline: 23 January 2023

Contract Length: 4 years

City: Rotterdam

Country: Netherlands

Institution: Erasmus MC, University Medical Center Rotterdam

Department: Neuroscience


A four-year PhD position is available at the Department of Neuroscience of Erasmus MC in Rotterdam (The Netherlands) to work on the cellular and network neuronal mechanisms underlying tinnitus.

The aim is identify the neurons in the mouse inferior colliculus that show increased firing following sound overexposure, to characterize the changes in their cellular properties, and to test their relevance to tinnitus using operant conditioning.

Enthusiastic and motivated candidates with an MSc in Neuroscience or related fields are invited to apply. Experience with in vivo electrophysiology, in vivo two-photon imaging, optogenetics, or operant conditioning is welcome.

Further details

More information about the project can be obtained from Gerard Borst. Information about the research at the Department of Neuroscience can be obtained at, and about the lab at

You will become a member of the ONWAR graduate school (

How to apply

Applicants should send a letter of application, highlighting their research interests, relevant training and experience, together with their CV and the contact details of at least two references before 23-1-2023 to Gerard Borst by e-mail (