We are seeking a highly motivated PhD student for a 4-year project on instruction following and its implementation in the human brain. An outline of the general project can be obtained upon request. The PhD research will be supervised by Tom Verguts (Ghent University, http://users.ugent.be/~tverguts/) and Durk Talsma (Ghent University, http://www.durktalsma.nl). The supervisors are specialized in cognitive control and instruction following, with methodological focus in resp. computational modeling and EEG.
Candidates should have a master’s degree in psychology, (cognitive) neuroscience, or a related discipline on the starting date. He or she will carry out behavioral and EEG experiments, potentially combined with computational modeling (depending on the candidate’s interests).
Experience with behavioral experimentation and EEG (programming, data collection, data analysis) is a strong benefit but not a must. In any case, the candidate must be highly motivated to learn such skills.
The starting date is October 2016 at the latest. Salary is according to standard Belgian regulations. Although the official language at Ghent University is Dutch, knowledge of Dutch is not required, and in general the research environment is strongly internationally oriented.
Interested candidates should send a CV, motivation letter, and two (email) addresses of potential referees to firstname.lastname@example.org. Informal inquiries can also be sent via email. Candidates will be considered until the position is filled.
For more information about the Department of Experimental Psychology, see http://www.ugent.be/pp/experimentele-psychologie/en