PhD Candidate for the project: Neurofeedback and decision making, Department Work and Social Psychology, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience

PhD Candidate for the project: Neurofeedback and decision making, Department Work and Social Psychology, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience

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25 Nov 9 Dec Maastricht

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Job description

We are looking for a PhD student for a project integrating cutting-edge approaches in Neuroscience and Economics. The focus is on improving decision making in fatigued individuals by way of neurofeedback. This approach is intended to benefit underprivileged groups that suffer disproportionally from fatigue in everyday life and, as a result, make decisions that are not coherent with their long-term goals.


Maastricht University (UM)


The candidate possesses a relevant (Research)master degree in Cognitive Neuroscience or similar, affiliation with applications in relevant fields (work psychology, economics and education), good scientific writing skills and is ideally familiar with the common software packages such as TurboBrainvoyager, SPM or Matlab. Prior experience in neuroscientific research and in programming is a plus.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 4 years.

The full-time position is offered for four years (1+3), with a yearly evaluation.
Your salary would be € 2.434,- gross per month in the first year up to € 3.111,- gross per month in the fourth year according to the PhD-candidate salary scale. On top of this, there is an 8% holiday and an 8.3% year-end allowance.

The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO). Furthermore, local UM provisions also apply. For more information look at the website > About UM > Working at UM.


Maastricht University

Maastricht University is renowned for its unique, innovative, problem-based learning system, which is characterized by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research at UM is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach, and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. Maastricht University has around 20,000 students and 4,700 employees. Reflecting the university's strong international profile, a fair amount of both students and staff are from abroad. The university hosts 6 faculties: Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of Law, School of Business and Economics, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience. For more information, visit


  • PhD
  • Behaviour and society
  • 38—40 hours per week
  • €2434—€3111 per month
  • AT2021.461


Maastricht University (UM)

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