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STAFF SCIENTIST: METHODS AND QUALITY CONTROL OF NEUROIMAGING

  • 8 – 1.0 FTE
  • PhD
  • Duration of the contract: 1 year
  • Application deadline: 30 January 2021
  • Apply here

We are looking for

The Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging, Radboud University, invites applications for a staff scientist for methods and quality control of neuroimaging. The staff scientist position is for a candidate who has expertise in advanced (analysis) methods for neuroimaging research (fMRI, MEG, EEG, TMS, etc.). As a staff scientist you will collaborate with multiple researchers at the centre, advancing the development and implementation of state-of-the-art design and analysis pipelines for the different neuroimaging methods. In addition, you will play an important role in quality control and standardization of analysis pipelines. Moreover, you will actively follow and/or contribute to improving research methods in the field.

We ask

  • A doctoral degree in physics, engineering, neuroscience or a related field.
  • Demonstrable interest, or affinity with, modern cognitive neuroimaging research.
  • A strong quantitative background (e.g. advanced skills in statistical analyses, computational modelling and signal processing).
  • The capability to work in a systematic and well-documented fashion.
  • A high level of communication skills and willingness to interact with researchers in multiple research groups.
  • The versatility and willingness to learn new skills as the field develops.
  • A team player with strong social skills and the ability to communicate with people from a diverse range of backgrounds.
  • An excellent command of written and spoken English.
  • You have a proactive and flexible attitude to work.
  • Where candidates for this position are equally suitable, preference will be given to female candidates.

We are

The Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour is a world-class interfaculty research centre that houses more than 700 researchers devoted to understanding the mechanistic underpinnings of the human mind. Research at the Donders Institute is focused around four themes: 1. Language and communication, 2. Perception, action and control, 3. Plasticity and memory, 4. Neural computation and neurotechnology. Excellent, state-of-the-art research facilities are available for the broad range of neuroscience research that is being conducted at the Donders Institute. The Donders Institute has been assessed by an international evaluation committee as excellent and recognised as a ‘very stimulating environment for top researchers, as well as for young talent’. The Donders Institute fosters a collaborative, multidisciplinary, supportive research environment with a diverse international staff. English is the lingua franca at the Institute.

The mission of the Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging (DCCN) is to conduct cutting-edge fundamental research in cognitive neuroscience. Much of the rapid progress in this field is being driven by the development of complex neuroimaging techniques for measuring activity in the human brain – an area in which the Centre plays a leading role. The research themes cover central cognitive functions, such as perception, action, control, emotion, decision-making, attention, memory, language, learning and plasticity. The Centre also aims to establish how the different brain areas coordinate their activity with very high temporal precision to enable human and animal cognition. Our internationally renowned centre currently hosts more than 100 PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers from more than 25 countries, offering a stimulating and multidisciplinary research environment. The centre is equipped with four MRI scanners (7T, 3x 3T), a 275-channel MEG system, an EEG-TMS laboratory, several (MR-compatible) EEG systems, and high-performance computational facilities.

We offer

  • Employment: 0.8 – 1.0 FTE.
  • A minimum gross monthly salary of € 3,746 and a maximum gross monthly salary of € 5,127 based on a 38-hour working week (salary scale 11).
  • The exact salary depends on the candidate’s qualifications and amount of relevant professional experience.
  • In addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • Duration of the contract: 1 year, with the possibility of extension based on performance.
  • The intended start date is 1 April 2021.

You will be able to use our Dual Career and Family Care Services. Our Dual Career and Family Care Officer can assist you with family-related support, help your partner or spouse prepare for the local labour market, provide customized support in their search for employment  and help your family settle in Nijmegen.

Have a look at our excellent employment conditions. They include a good work-life balance (among other things because of the excellent leave arrangements), opportunities for development and a great pension scheme.

Would you like more information?

For more information about this vacancy, please contact:

Apply directly

Please address your application to Prof. dr. P. Hagoort and submit it, using the application link, no later than 30 January 2021, 23:59 Amsterdam Time Zone.

Your application should include the following attachments:

  • Letter of motivation.
  • CV

The institute involved is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and as such encourages applications from women and minorities.

No agencies please

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