Postdoctoral researcher for SENSe, Radboud University , Netherlands

Radboud University
Postdoctoral researcher
Study in:Netherlands
Deadline: 21 January 2018

Postdoctoral researcher for SENSe (0.8 – 1.0 FTE)

Faculty of Social Sciences
Maximum salary: € 4,757 gross/month
Vacancy number: 24.47.17
Application deadline: 21 January 2018


The Social Educational Neuroscience group (SENSe) at the Donders Institute is searching for an enthusiastic senior postdoctoral researcher who will, besides developing his/her own line of research, support ongoing research projects within the group. Your own research line should be framed within the key aim of our group: to understand how we learn and which neural mechanisms underlie our capacity to learn. This with a special focus on how we learn from and about others (social learning), learn language (language acquisition), and how learning is optimised in an educational setting (educational neuroscience). Researchers within the group use a wide variety of neurocognitive methods including neuroimaging, electrophysiology and Bayesian modelling. As you will guide others in their research projects we are looking for someone who has a strong background in conducting and analysing fMRI and/or electrophysiological studies (e.g. EEG, MEG). We are looking for someone who not only has the relevant technical skills but is also very social and a true team player (vital for the assistance with the day-by-day managing of the research group).

Work environment

The Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour focuses on state-of-the-art cognitive neuroscience, using a multidisciplinary approach, and offers excellent lab and neuroimaging facilities, PhD supervision and courses and technical support. The project will be part of the Donders research theme ‘Perception, Action and Control’.

The project will be embedded at the Centre for Cognition of the Donders Institute, which is also part of the Faculty of Social Sciences, one of the largest faculties at Radboud University in Nijmegen.

The institute offers excellent research facilities, such as advanced EEG and eye movement registration, lab space, excellent access to fMRI and other neuroimaging facilities, and an in-house technical workshop. The Donders Institute is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and as such encourages applications from women and minorities.

What we expect from you

  • a PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience or another relevant field;
  • excellent social and people skills;
  • you are a true team player who likes to help others maximise their potential;
  • you should be passionate about understanding human learning and the brain;
  • a strong background in neuroimaging (fMRI) and/or electrophysiology (EEG/MEG), and experience with collecting and analysing data;
  • excellent oral and writing skills in English;
  • ability to work proactively and independently.

What we have to offer

  • employment: 0.8 – 1.0 FTE;
  • a maximum gross monthly salary of € 4,757 based on a 38-hour working week (salary scale 11);
  • in addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus;
  • the salary depends on qualifications and experience;
  • you will be appointed as a postdoctoral researcher for an initial period of 1.5 years, after which your performance will be evaluated. If the evaluation is positive, the contract will be extended by 2.5 years;
  • you will be classified as a Researcher, Level 3 in the Dutch university job ranking system (UFO);
  • you will be able to make use of our Dual Career Service where our Dual Career Officer will assist with family related support, such as child care, and help the partner of the candidate prepare for the local labour market and with finding an occupation.

Are you interested in our excellent employment conditions?

Would you like to know more?

Further information on: Theme 2: Perception, Action and Control

For more information about this vacancy, please contact:
Harold Bekkering
Telephone: +31 24 3612632

Are you interested?

You should upload your application (attn. of Prof. dr. Harold Bekkering) exclusively using the button ‘Apply’ below. Your application should include (and be limited to) the following attachment(s):

  • Letter of motivation
  • CV

Interviews will take place end of January 2018.


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