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Selasa, 18 Oktober 2011

Postdoctoral Position for Research on the Neural Basis of Cognitive Control (0,8 - 1,0 fte)

Radboud University Nijmegen is a traditional university with a broad focus. It has a modern, leafy campus that boasts various state-of-the-art facilities. Radboud University emphasizes personal attention, intensive education and a strong sense of community. All in all, this results in high-quality education and research and interdisciplinary cooperation, which make Radboud University a successful university of international standing.

Postdoctoral Position for Research on the Neural Basis of Cognitive Control (0,8 - 1,0 fte)
Faculty of Social Sciences

Maximum salary: €4,374 gross/month
Vacancy number: 24.22.11
Closing date: 1 November 2011

We are seeking an excellent postdoctoral researcher for a project on the brain mechanisms driving adaptive top-down control. The project is a collaboration of the Performance Monitoring group of the Donders Centre for Cognition (Markus Ullsperger), Intention and Action group of the Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging (Ivan Toni) and the University of Oxford (Rogier Mars), and will be conducted at the Donders Institute in Nijmegen.

The goal is to elucidate the role of human prefrontal brain regions in adaptive post-error top-down modulations of attentional and motor functions by combining transcranial magnetic stimulation with electrophysiological and neuroimaging techniques.

Work environment
The Faculty of Social Sciences is one of the largest faculties at Radboud University Nijmegen. The faculty's ambition is to become one of the top social science institutes in Europe, providing high-quality research and study programmes that rank among the best in the Netherlands.

The DCC is one of the three research centres of the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour (www.ru.nl/donders). The other two centres are the Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging and the Centre for Neuroscience.

The Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour offers cognitive neuroscientists a unique, multidisciplinary working and learning environment with opportunities for developing expertise in a diversity of research areas and techniques. The institute is equipped with three MRI scanners (7T, 3T, 1.5T), a 275-channel MEG system, an EEG-TMS laboratory, several (MR-compatible) EEG systems, and high-performance computational facilities. The project is embedded within the research theme “Perception, Action and Control”. http://www.ru.nl/donders/research/theme-2-perception/

What we expect from you
You should have a doctoral degree in a relevant field and a consistently strong academic record, including publications in international journals, demonstrating excellent data analysis skills. Experience with TMS, EEG/MEG and/or functional or diffusion-weighted MRI is considered an advantage.

What we have to offer
We offer you:

employment: 0,8 - 1,0 fte;a maximum gross monthly salary of €4,374 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 minimum salary for the postdoctoral position is €3,195. The initial salary depends on relevant work experience;duration of the contract: 6 months;starting date: as soon as possible;you will be appointed as a postdoctoral researcher for an initial period of 6 months, after which your performance will be evaluated. If the evaluation is positive, the contract will be extended by another 2.5 years;you will be ranked in the Dutch university job-ranking system (UFO) as a Researcher, level 3.

Are you interested in our excellent employment conditions?
Would you like to know more?
Further information on: Faculty of Social Sciences
Further information on: DCCN

Prof. Dr. Markus Ullsperger
Telephone: +31 24 3612545, +31 24 3610884
E-mail: m.ullsperger@donders.ru.nl

Are you interested?
It is Radboud University Nijmegen’s policy to only accept applications by e-mail. Please send your application, stating vacancy number 24.22.11, to vacancies@socsci.ru.nl, for the attention of Human Resource Department, before 1 November 2011.

No commercial propositions please.

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