Lecturer in Neuroscience

Lecturer in Neuroscience

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22 Apr 17 May Nijmegen

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Job description

Are you an enthusiastic neuroscientist that enjoys teaching and developing neuroscience courses? Are you excited about teaching and student supervision, and do you want to pursue a career in academic teaching? Do you want to inspire students to think critically about neuroscience? Do you have strong organisational skills? Are you committed to diversity, equity and inclusion? Would you like to share your expertise and contribute to our academic community? If so, this position may be for you!

As a lecturer in Neuroscience at the Donders Centre for Neuroscience (DCN), part of the Faculty of Science at Radboud University, you will be expected to teach courses in the Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes at DCN. Together with your colleagues, you will contribute to the development, teaching and coordination of neuroscience and/or neurotechnology courses in the Bachelor’s programme in Human Neuroscience and the Master’s programme in Medical Biology, the specialisation in Neurobiology, or the Physics specialisation in Neurophysics. A large part of your responsibility will be the development and organisation of courses in which specific neuroscience research topics are linked to academic and practical skills. As a lecturer at DCN and the Faculty of Science, you will provide excellent multidisciplinary teaching. In addition, you will also be encouraged to spend 20% of your time on educational innovation projects, deepen your knowledge of ongoing research at DCN, or engage in academic management or organisational tasks.


Radboud University


  • You should hold a PhD in a relevant field such as Neuroscience, Biology, Physics or Psychology.
  • You preferably have teaching experience (you should have obtained a university teaching qualification or be willing to obtain one).
  • You enjoy working with students.
  • You are interested in the research being conducted at DCN.
  • You are able or willing to learn to teach in the Dutch language.
  • You have excellent communication and organisational skills, and are a team player.

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

Conditions of employment

  • We will give you a temporary employment contract of 18 months with the prospect of an indefinite contract.
  • Your salary within salary scale 11 depends on your previous education and number of years of (relevant) work experience. The amounts in the scale are based on a 38-hour working week.
  • You will receive an 8% holiday allowance and an 8,3% end-of-year bonus.
  • You will be able to use our Dual Career and Family Support Service. The Dual Career Programme assists your partner via support, tools, and resources to improve their chances of independently finding employment in the Netherlands. Our Family Support Service helps you and your partner feel welcome and at home by providing customised assistance in navigating local facilities, schools, and amenities. Also take a look at our support for international staff page to discover all our services for international employees.
  • You will receive extra days off. With full-time employment, you can choose between 30 or 41 days of annual leave instead of the statutory 20.

Work and science require good employment practices. This is reflected in Radboud University's primary and secondary employment conditions. You can make arrangements for the best possible work-life balance with flexible working hours, various leave arrangements and working from home. You are also able to compose part of your employment conditions yourself, for example, exchange income for extra leave days and receive a reimbursement for your sports subscription. And of course, we offer a good pension plan. You are given plenty of room and responsibility to develop your talents and realise your ambitions. Therefore, we provide various training and development schemes.


At the Donders Centre for Neuroscience (DCN) we aim to understand and teach about the complex neural systems underlying perceptual, motor and cognitive brain functions. We study these systems using experimental, computational and mathematical approaches. DCN currently consists of two sections: Neurobiology and Neurophysics. This position will be part of one of the two sections, depending on your background. You will take a leading role in the organisation and implementation of the new Bachelor’s programme in Human Neuroscience (taught in Dutch) and the new Master’s programme in Neurotechnology. Both are scheduled to start in September 2026. The Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes in Neuroscience at Radboud University are closely linked to ongoing research and cover the complete field of neuroscience, from small-scale processes (subcellular processes, single-cell analysis) to large-scale processes (cognition, behaviour) and from experimental to big data analysis, computational modelling and advanced machine learning.

The Donders Centre for Neuroscience (DCN) is part of the world-renowned Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour (DI), which is a world-class interfaculty research centre that hosts more than 800 researchers devoted to understanding the mechanistic underpinnings of the human mind. It fosters a collaborative, multidisciplinary supportive research environment with a diverse international staff.


  • Lecturer
  • Natural sciences
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • Doctorate
  • 2024/86



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