Post-doc position at the Dept. of Cognitive Neuroscience, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, Maastricht University, The Netherlands

Post-doc position at the Dept. of Cognitive Neuroscience, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, Maastricht University, The Netherlands

Published Deadline Location
7 May 30 Jun Maastricht
The ERC-Synergy project RELEVANCE aims to understand how the brain evolved special structures to process highly relevant social stimuli like bodies and to reveal how social vision sustains adaptive behavior. Methods include psychophysics and high-field functional imaging in combination with virtual reality and neural stimulation in humans; electrophysiology with optogenetics and laminar recordings in monkeys

Job description

The positions are part of an ERC-Synergy grant RELEVANCE jointly awarded to prof. de Gelder (Maastricht), Giese (Tübingen), Vogels (KU Leuven)

The project RELEVANCE aims to understand how the brain evolved special structures to process highly relevant social stimuli like bodies and to reveal how social vision sustains adaptive behavior. The project will develop a mechanistic and computational understanding of the visual processing of bodies and interactions through integrating advanced methods from multiple disciplines: psychophysics, Ecog and high-field functional imaging in combination with computer animation, virtual reality and neural stimulation in humans; single unit electrophysiology with causal techniques in monkeys, and development of biologically-Informed deep neural network models that unify the data. 

For Maastricht University (http://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl):

The post-doc will be integrated in the research that takes place at the Department for Cognitive Neuroscience and the Maastricht Brain Imaging Center at Maastricht University, which has access to a new MR-lab with 3 Tesla, 7 Tesla and 9.4 Tesla human MRI systems (www.scannexus.nl)

The primary responsibilities of the post-doc will be:

  • to actively participate in the experimental design, analysis (and acquisition) of 7 Tesla MRI data
  • collaborate with the other members of the synergy team and co-supervise Phd students 
  • writing and publishing of articles

Specifications

Maastricht University (UM)

Requirements

Candidates should have a (research) master degree in (Cognitive) Neuroscience, (Biomedical) Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics or Statistics and a PhD in sensory or computational neuroscience, or Computer Science and experience with fMRI data analysis/signal analysis.
 
In addition, candidates should have experience with scientific programming (Matlab or any other language). Research experience in one or more of the following topics/techniques will be strongly valued: machine learning, pattern recognition.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 2 years.

The position is temporary for the duration of 2 years. The gross monthly salary depend on experience. The maximum gross monthly salary is € 4.402,- in accordance with scale 10 (based on a full-time appointment of 38 hours/week).
An 8% holiday and an 8.3% year-end allowance is also provided.

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 www.maastrichtuniversity.nl > Support > UM employees.

We offer an attractive package of fringe benefits such as reduction on collective health insurance, substantial leave arrangements, selection model for designing a personalised benefits package, use of UM Sport facilities against reduced rate, and application for attractive fiscal arrangements for employees from abroad.

We offer a rewarding career at a young university in the heart of Europe, with a distinct global perspective and a strong focus on innovative research and education.

We provide a stimulating, collaborative and interdisciplinary work environment with excellent opportunities for professional and personal development.

Maastricht University has an excellent international reputation, and Maastricht itself is a beautiful, open-minded city located in the center of Western Europe.

The appointment will be at the The Maastricht Brain Imaging Centre (M-BIC).

Employer

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 18,000 students and 4,400 employees. Reflecting the university's strong international profile, a fair amount of both students and staff are from abroad. The university hosts six 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, see http://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/

Department

Department of Cognitive Neuroscience

Department of Cognitive Neuroscience

Maastricht Brain Imaging Centre
The Maastricht Brain Imaging Centre (M-BIC) is a research center founded by the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience of Maastricht University. It offers research facilities that were newly established within the Brains Unlimited project, including high (3 Tesla) and ultra-high (7 and 9.4 Tesla) magnetic fields MR scanners. The research core of M-BIC is formed by the Cognitive Neuroscience field, one of the four departments through which the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience conducts its research.

Department of Cognitive NeuroscienceFaculty of Psychology & Neuroscience, Maastricht University, The NetherlandsBrain and Emotion group, Maastricht Brain Imaging Centre (MBIC).

Additional information

For more information, please contact:
Prof. dr. B. de Gelder.
Email: b.degelder@maastrichtuniversity.nl

Specifications

  • Postdoc
  • Natural sciences; Engineering
  • 38—40 hours per week
  • €2790—€4402 per month
  • Doctorate
  • AT2021.133

Employer

Maastricht University (UM)

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Location

Oxfordlaan 55, 6229 EV, Maastricht

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Application procedure

You can send your application, with a current CV and motivation letter, to:
hrm-rw-vacatures@maastrichtuniversity.nl

Please mention also the vacancy number/job number (AT2021.133) and the project name in your application.

Maastricht University is committed to promoting and nurturing a diverse and inclusive community. We believe that diversity in our staff and student population contributes to the quality of research and education at UM, and strive to enable this through inclusive policies and innovative projects led by teams of staff and students. We encourage you to apply for this position.

Apply via postal mail

Apply via postal mail

hrm-rw-vacatures@maastrichtuniversity.nl

Don't forget to mention AcademicTransfer and the job number: AT2021.133 in your letter.

Application procedure

Application procedure

You can send your application, with a current CV and motivation letter, to:
hrm-rw-vacatures@maastrichtuniversity.nl

Please mention also the vacancy number/job number (AT2021.133) and the project name in your application.

Maastricht University is committed to promoting and nurturing a diverse and inclusive community. We believe that diversity in our staff and student population contributes to the quality of research and education at UM, and strive to enable this through inclusive policies and innovative projects led by teams of staff and students. We encourage you to apply for this position.

Make sure to apply no later than 30 Jun 2021 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).