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Two PhD positions (promovendus) on visual attention

Job title: Two PhD positions (promovendus) on visual attention
Fte: 1.0
VU unit: Faculty of Behavioral and Movement Sciences
Vacancy number:
Date of publication: October 5, 2017
Closing date: November 9, 2017

VU Amsterdam

VU Amsterdam is one of the leading institutions for higher education in Europe and aims to be inspiring, innovative, and committed to societal welfare. It comprises ten faculties and has teaching facilities for 25,000 students.

The Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences (FBM) at VU Amsterdam is unique in the wide field of behavioural and health sciences for combining the disciplines of psychology, education theory and human movement sciences. The faculty contributes to a better understanding of the way behaviour and movement are caused and can be influenced so as to promote physical and mental health and improve performance.

Job description

The Department of Experimental and Applied Psychology is offering two 4-year PhD projects on visual attention (subject to one year probationary period). You will be working in the team led by Professor Chris Olivers. One project focuses on fMRI techniques to determine the relationship between population receptive field size and visual search behaviour, in collaboration with the SPINOZA imaging centre directed by Professor Serge Dumoulin. The other project focuses on EEG techniques to uncover the bottom-up and top-down signals for peripheral vision. You will be part of a diverse, supportive, and internationally renowned group of researchers investigating multiple aspects of visual attention and memory, using a range of advanced techniques. Project descriptions are available on request from c.n.l.olivers@vu.nl.

Tasks

• The PhD student will conduct, under supervision, research into the relationship between, and the mechanisms behind, peripheral vision and attention in visual search.
• The PhD student will learn state of the art techniques, and follow necessary courses within local and national graduate schools.
• Promote team work with researchers working on similar projects.
• Present at national and international conferences
• Write high standard international peer-reviewed publications, as well as a PhD thesis complying with university standards.

Requirements

• An MSc degree in cognitive psychology, artificial intelligence, neuroscience, biomedical sciences or related field, with a *demonstrable* interest in psychophysics and/or the (electro)physiology of the visual system.
• Demonstrable technical skills, including proficient programming. Experience with packages like Matlab/R/Python is an advantage. For the EEG project, EEG or MEG experience is an advantage (but not required).
• Proficient English writing and presentation skills.
• Ability to work in a multidisciplinary research team.

Employment conditions

In the Netherlands, PhD positions are salaried jobs. You can find information about our employment conditions at www.workingatvu.nl. This includes:

• 4-year research period, subject to one year probationary period (this means that a 1-year contract is followed by a 3-year contract after satisfactory assessment)
• Additional remuneration of 8.3% end-of-year bonus and 8% holiday allowance;
• solid pension scheme (ABP);

Salary

The salary will be in accordance with university regulations for academic personnel, and amounts € 2.222 ,- gross per month in the first year up to € 2.840,- in the fourth year (salary scale 85, PhD) based on a full-time employment.

Information

General information about the VU and the Department of Experimental and Applied Psychology and the Section Cognitive Psychology can be found on the websites: www.vu.nl or http://www.vupsy.nl/research-cognitive; For specific information about the project, contact Prof. Chris Olivers, c.n.l.olivers@vu.nl. For specific information about the procedure, contact Ms Barbara Goudriaan, barbara.goudriaan@vu.nl.

Application

To apply for this position, please send your letter of application, curriculum vitae, BA and MSc grade list, the name and contact details of two references, and if finished, your MSc thesis electronically, before the 9th of November 2017 to: Barbara Goudriaan, barbara.goudriaan@vu.nl . Late applications may be still accepted.

 

Any other correspondence (e.g. from recruitment agencies) in response to this advertisement will not be dealt with.

Three Positions in the Dutch Research Consortium ‘Language in Interaction’ (0.8-1.0 FTE)

Dutch Research Consortium ‘Language in Interaction’
Vacancy number: 30.06.17
Application deadline: September 10, 2017, 23.59 CET

Responsibilities

We are looking for highly motivated candidates to enrich a unique research consortium aiming to unravel the neurocognitive mechanisms of language at multiple levels. The goal is to understand both the universality and the variability of the human language faculty from genes to behaviour.

Currently, our consortium advertises 2 Postdoc positions and 1 RA position. These positions provide the opportunity for conducting world-class research as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Each position has its own requirements and profile.

Click here for more information on the advertised positions.

www.languageininteraction.nl/jobs/BQthird.html

Work environment

The Netherlands has an outstanding track record in the language sciences. The Language in Interaction research consortium, sponsored by a large grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), brings together many of the excellent research groups in the Netherlands with a research programme on the foundations of language.

In addition to excellence in the domain of language and related relevant fields of cognition, our consortium provides state-of-the-art research facilities and a research team with ample experience in the complex research methods that will be invoked to address the scientific questions at the highest level of methodological sophistication. These include methods from genetics, neuroimaging, computational modelling, and patient-related research. This consortium realises both quality and critical mass for studying human language at a scale not easily found anywhere else.

We have identified five Big Questions (BQ) that are central to our understanding of the human language faculty. These questions are interrelated at multiple levels. Teams of researchers will collaborate to collectively address these key questions of our field.

Our five Big Questions are:

BQ1: The nature of the mental lexicon: How to bridge neurobiology and psycholinguistic theory by computational modelling?

BQ2: What are the characteristics and consequences of internal brain organization for language?

BQ3: Creating a shared cognitive space: How is language grounded in and shaped by communicative settings of interacting people?

BQ4: Variability in language processing and in language learning: Why does the ability to learn language change with age? How can we characterise and map individual language skills in relation to the population distribution?

BQ5: How are other cognitive systems shaped by the presence of a language system in humans?

Successful candidates will be appointed at one of the consortium’s home institutions, depending on the position applied for. All successful candidates will become members of our Big Question teams. The research is conducted in an international setting at all participating institutions. English is the lingua franca.

What we expect from you

Each position has its own requirements and profile.
More information on: www.languageininteraction.nl/jobs/BQthird.html

General requirements for all positions are:

  • a degree in one of the fields indicated for the positions;
  • strong motivation;
  • excellent proficiency in written and spoken English.

What we have to offer

  • employment: 0.8-1.0 FTE;
  • you will be appointed at one of the consortium’s home institutions, depending on the position applied for;
  • terms of employment depend on the embedding institution;
  • the institutes involved have regulations in place that enable their staff to create a good work-life balance.

Other Information

All institutes involved are equal opportunity employers, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and as such encourage applications from women and minorities.

Would you like to know more?

Further information on: the Language in Interaction Consortium
Further information on the different positions, including terms of employment and contacts.

Additional information can be obtained from the contacts for the different positions.

Are you interested?

You should upload your application (attn. of Prof. dr. P. Hagoort) using this link:

http://www.ru.nl/english/working-at/jobopportunities/details/apply/?tk=uk&recid=598098

Your application should include (and be limited to) the following attachments:

  • a cover letter quoting at the top the number of the position you apply for,
  • your curriculum vitae, including a list of publications and the names of at least two persons who can provide references.

Please apply before September 10, 2017, 23:59 CET.

For more information on your application: +31 24 3611173.

Assistant professor position in Groningen

Dear colleagues,

Several assistant professor positions will be opening up in Groningen, including in Experimental Psychology. If you are interested in working at our department, you can contact Monicque Lorist (m.m.lorist@rug.nl) or Jacob Jolij (j.jolij@rug.nl) for more information. You can apply via the RUG website: http://www.rug.nl/about-us/work-with-us/job-opportunities/overview?details=00347-02S0005PMP

Job description

The faculty board and the psychology department at the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences have drawn up an investment programme directed at intensifying and innovating teaching, especially in the bachelor Psychology. To this end, we intend to appoint a total of eight assistant professors with a special interest in teaching, but also with an excellent record in research. The successful candidates teach and coordinate courses in Psychology, supervise bachelor- and master- students, and play an active role in implementing new developments in the Psychology department’s teaching programme. In particular, they will be involved in the ongoing development of activating and intensifying teaching and learning in the bachelor programme. The assistant professors will perform these tasks in close cooperation with other staff members, including the Director of Education.

Within the psychology department, there are 9 expertise groups. These groups share responsibility for teaching in both the English and Dutch Bachelor of Science Psychology degree programmes, as well as in the  11 Master of Science degree programmes of psychology. All expertise groups are part of the Heymans Institute of psychological research (HI) which mission is to conduct ground breaking and impactful research in the main fields of psychology.

Positions are open in all fields of psychology, whereby we strive to hire assistant professors with teaching and research experience that fits into the following expertise groups: (1) clinical psychology, (2) clinical neuropsychology, (3) developmental psychology, (4) social psychology (5) organizational psychology, (6) experimental psychology, (7) theory and history of psychology, and (8) environmental psychology. Regarding research expertise, a link with the university’s thematic research foci, Healthy Aging, Energy, and Sustainable Society is welcomed, but not mandatory.
Qualifications

We are looking for candidates who meet the following requirements:
• PhD in Psychology

  • a demonstrable interest in teaching and excellent teaching skills
  • the possession of or the willingness to acquire a BKO (i.e. University Teaching Qualification).
  • a competitive research track record commensurate with the level of appointment
    • good collaboration and communication skills
    • excellent academic writing and presentation skills

Conditions of employment

The University of Groningen offers a salary depending on qualifications and work experience. For this position, the appointment will be at the Assistant Professor level. The salary is ranging from a minimum of € 3,475 to a maximum of € 4,757 gross per month (salary scale 11 of the Collective Labour Agreement of the Dutch Universities) for a full time position, plus an 8% holiday allowance, 8.3% end-of-year bonus and participation in a pension scheme for employees. Favourable tax agreements may apply to non-Dutch applicants.
You will be appointed for a period of a maximum of four years, with an evaluation moment after one year.  The position is available immediately. The candidates for this position are expected to play an active role in both teaching and research, with emphasis on teaching.

Application
You may apply for this position until 9 September 2017 Dutch local time by means of the application form (click on “Apply” below on the advertisement on the university website).
Interested candidates are requested to submit a letter of motivation, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, statements of teaching and research interests and the names of two referees. Moreover, they should mention which of the eight expertise groups they would want to be part of.

Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.

 

Nine Research Positions in the Dutch Consortium ‘Language in Interaction’ (1.0 FTE)

Dutch Research Consortium ‘Language in Interaction’
Vacancy number: 30.02.17
Application deadline: 21 May 2017

Responsibilities

We are looking for highly motivated candidates to enrich a unique research consortium aiming to unravel the neurocognitive mechanisms of language at multiple levels. The goal is to understand both the universality and the variability of the human language faculty from genes to behaviour.

Currently, our consortium advertises 4 Postdoc and 5 PhD positions. These positions provide the opportunity for conducting world-class research as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Each position has its own requirements and profile.
Click here for more information on the advertised positions.

Work environment

The Netherlands has an outstanding track record in the language sciences. The Language in Interaction research consortium, sponsored by a large grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), brings together many of the excellent research groups in the Netherlands with a research programme on the foundations of language.
In addition to excellence in the domain of language and related relevant fields of cognition, our consortium provides state-of-the-art research facilities and a research team with ample experience in the complex research methods that will be invoked to address the scientific questions at the highest level of methodological sophistication. These include methods from genetics, neuroimaging, computational modelling, and patient-related research. This consortium realises both quality and critical mass for studying human language at a scale not easily found anywhere else.

We have identified five Big Questions (BQ) that are central to our understanding of the human language faculty. These questions are interrelated at multiple levels. Teams of researchers will collaborate to collectively address these key questions of our field.

Our five Big Questions are:
BQ1: The nature of the mental lexicon: How to bridge neurobiology and psycholinguistic theory by computational modelling?
BQ2: What are the characteristics and consequences of internal brain organization for language?
BQ3: Creating a shared cognitive space: How is language grounded in and shaped by communicative settings of interacting people?
BQ4: Variability in language processing and in language learning: Why does the ability to learn language change with age? How can we characterise and map individual language skills in relation to the population distribution?
BQ5: How are other cognitive systems shaped by the presence of a language system in humans?

Successful candidates will be appointed at one of the consortium’s home institutions, depending on the position applied for. All successful candidates will become members of our Big Question teams. The research is conducted in an international setting at all participating institutions. English is the lingua franca.
What we expect from you
Each position has its own requirements and profile.
Detailed information on: www.languageininteraction.nl/jobs/BQsecond.html

General requirements for all positions are:
• a degree in one of the fields indicated for the positions;
• strong motivation;
• excellent proficiency in written and spoken English.

What we have to offer
• employment: 1.0 FTE;
• you will be appointed at one of the consortium’s home institutions, depending on the position applied for;
• terms of employment depend on the embedding institution;
• the institutes involved have regulations in place that enable their staff to create a good work-life balance.

Other Information

All institutes involved are equal opportunity employers, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and as such encourage applications from women and minorities.

Would you like to know more?

Further information on LiI consortium: http://www.languageininteraction.nl/
Further information on the different positions, including terms of employment and contacts: www.languageininteraction.nl/jobs/BQsecond.html

Are you interested?

You should upload your application (attn. of Prof. P. Hagoort) exclusively via: http://www.ru.nl/applyonline?tk=uk&recid=597242
Your application should include (and be limited to) the following attachment(s):
• a cover letter quoting at the top the number of the position you apply for;
• your curriculum vitae, including a list of publications and the names of at least two persons who can provide references.

Please apply before 21 May 2017, 23:59 CET. You may apply for more than one position.

Job posting: Assistant professor (fixed term), University of Groningen

The University of Groningen is recruiting an assistant professor in Psychology (1.0 fte), for a fixed term of five years. Candidates from all areas of psychology are invited to apply, but of course we hope an enthusiast candidate from the field cognitive psychology/neuroscience will apply. The University of Groningen is  top research university in the North of the Netherlands. Facilities for research are excellent, as are the opportunities for career development. If you want to informally ask questions about the department of Experimental Psychology (where a ‘cognitive’ candidate would be appointed), feel free to get in touch with professor Monicque Lorist (m.m.lorist@rug.nl) for informal inquiries.

The official job vacancy plus instruction on how to apply can be found here:

http://www.academictransfer.com/39140

Twee Research Assistant posities (1.0 fte)

NWO Zwaartekracht Consortium ‘Language in Interaction’
Deadline: 17 April 2017, 23:59 CET

Het Language in Interaction consortium is op zoek naar twee Research Assistants. Deze posities bieden de mogelijkheid voor het uitvoeren van onderzoek binnen een interdisciplinair team van wereldklasse.

Werkomgeving

Binnen ons consortium zijn vijf “Big Questions” (BQs) gedefinieerd die centraal staan in ons begrip van het menselijk taalvermogen. Teams van onderzoekers zullen samenwerken om gezamenlijk deze belangrijke vragen binnen ons vakgebied te beantwoorden

Big Question 4 is gericht op variabiliteit in taalverwerking en in het leren van talen: Waarom wordt het vermogen om een taal te leren beïnvloed door leeftijd? Hoe kunnen we individuele taalvaardigheid karakteriseren en in kaart brengen in relatie tot de populatieverdeling?

Big Question 4 bestaat uit twee onderdelen:
Deel A richt zich op vaardigheden in taalverwerking bij jonge volwassenen, terwijl deel B zich richt op vaardigheid in het leren van taal bij kinderen en volwassenen. Deel A zal een uitgebreid pakket aan taaltaken ontwikkelen gericht op klank, betekenis, en grammaticale verwerking van woorden en langere uitingen tijdens het spreken en luisteren. Daarnaast zullen taken worden geselecteerd of ontwikkeld voor de evaluatie van algemene cognitieve vaardigheden die naar alle waarschijnlijkheid de prestatie op taaltaken beïnvloeden. Deel B maakt gebruik van variabiliteit in het leervermogen om te onderzoeken waarom het verwerven van een tweede taal (L2) moeilijker kan worden op volwassen leeftijd.

Werkzaamheden

Je zult voornamelijk werken aan deel A van Big Question 4. Je zult betrokken zijn bij de ontwikkeling van test items (bijvoorbeeld ontwikkelen stimuli, aanpassen van Engelse testen voor gebruik in het Nederlands, voorbereiden van de test items in bestaande softwarepakketten), data-analyse en -archivering. Je belangrijkste taak zal echter zijn om deelnemers aan het onderzoek in te plannen en te testen in het laboratorium in Nijmegen en op scholen op diverse locaties in Nederland. Wij verwachten

  • Je moet beschikken over een BA-diploma of deze binnenkort behalen (universiteit of hogeschool) in de psychologie, taalwetenschap, (speciaal) onderwijs, logopedie, of in een ander relevant vakgebied.
  • Het belangrijkste is dat je goede communicatieve en organisatorische vaardigheden hebt en je comfortabel voelt in interactie met jonge mensen, zowel individueel als in een groep.
  • Je moet native of near-native kennis van het Nederlands hebben en een goede kennis van het Engels.
  • Goede IT-vaardigheden worden zeer gewaardeerd.
  • Enige ervaring in het onderwijs, met therapie of het geven van begeleiding zou nuttig zijn.
    Sollicitaties van uitstekende kandidaten met een minder dan ideaal profiel worden ook in overweging genomen.

Wij bieden

Beide RA posities zullen worden ingebed in het Max Planck Instituut voor Psycholinguïstiek, Nijmegen.

  • aanstelling: 1,0 fte;
  • het salaris is gebaseerd op het Tarifvertrag im Öffentlichen Dienst E9b Stufe 1 (TVöD Bund);
  • de hoogte van het startsalaris is afhankelijk van relevante werkervaring.
  • het salaris is exclusief 8% vakantietoeslag;

Meer informatie

Meer informatie tav het Language in Interaction consortium
Meer informatie tav de Big Questions Contact: Prof. Antje Meyer (telefoon: +31 24 3521207; email: antje.meyer@mpi.nl) Prof. James McQueen (telefoon +31 24 3521207; email: j.mcqueen@donders.ru.nl)

Geinteresseerd?

Sollicitaties (tav. Prof. dr. A. Meyer) kunnen worden gestuurd aan Julia Verhoef (j.verhoef@donders.ru.nl). Sollicitaties dienen te bestaan uit en beperkt te worden tot:

  • een sollicitatiebrief;
  • uw curriculum vitae
  • de contactgegevens van twee referenten.

Solliciteer vóór 17 april 2017, 23:59 CET.

Senior Postdoc for the Dutch Research Consortium ‘Language in Interaction’ (1.0 FTE)

Dutch Research Consortium ‘Language in Interaction’
Maximum salary: € 4,691 gross/month
Vacancy number: 30.01.17
Application deadline: 17 April 2017

Responsibilities

The Language in Interaction research consortium invites applications for a senior postdoctoral position. You will contribute to the integration of empirical research in our consortium. You will act in close collaboration with Peter Hagoort, programme director of the consortium. This position provides the opportunity for conducting world-class research as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Moreover, it will provide the opportunity to contribute to developing a theoretical framework for our understanding of the human language faculty.

Work environment

The Netherlands has an outstanding track record in the language sciences. The Language in Interaction research consortium, which is sponsored by a large grant from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific research (NWO), brings together many of the excellent research groups in the Netherlands in a research programme on the foundations of language. In addition to excellence in the domain of language and related relevant fields of cognition, our consortium provides state-of-the-art research facilities and a research team with ample experience in the complex research methods that will be invoked to address the scientific questions at the highest level of methodological sophistication. These include methods from genetics, neuroimaging, computational modelling, and patient-related research. This consortium realises both quality and critical mass for studying human language at a scale not easily found anywhere else.

We have identified five Big Questions (BQ) that are central to our understanding of the human language faculty. These questions are interrelated at multiple levels. Teams of researchers will collaborate to collectively address these key questions of our field.

Our five Big Questions are:
BQ1: The nature of the mental lexicon: How to bridge neurobiology and psycholinguistic theory by computational modelling?
BQ2: What are the characteristics and consequences of internal brain organization for language?
BQ3: Creating a shared cognitive space: How is language grounded in and shaped by communicative settings of interacting people?
BQ4: Variability in language processing and in language learning: Why does the ability to learn language change with age? How can we characterise and map individual language skills in relation to the population distribution?
BQ5: How are other cognitive systems shaped by the presence of a language system in humans?

You will be appointed at the Donders Institute, Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging (Radboud University, Nijmegen). The research is conducted in an international setting at all participating institutions. English is the lingua franca.

What we expect from you

We are looking for a highly motivated, creative and talented candidate to enrich a unique consortium of researchers that aims to unravel the neurocognitive mechanisms of language at multiple levels. The goal is to understand both the universality and the variability of the human language faculty from genes to behaviour.

The selection criteria include:
• a PhD in an area related to the neurobiology of language and/or language sciences;
• expertise/interest in theoretical neuroscience and language;
• an integrative mindset;
• a theory-driven approach;
• good communication skills;
• excellent proficiency in written and spoken English.

What we have to offer
• employment: 1.0 FTE;
• a maximum gross monthly salary of € 4,691 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;
• you will be appointed for an initial period of 18 months, after which your performance will be evaluated. If the evaluation is positive, the contract will be extended by 30 months;
• the Collective Labour Agreement (CAO) of Dutch Universities is applicable;
• you will be classified as Researcher, level 3 in the Dutch university job-ranking system (UFO);
• the Dutch universities and institutes involved have a number of regulations that enable employees to create a good work-life balance.
Are you interested in our excellent employment conditions?

Other Information

The institute involved is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and as such encourages applications from women and minorities.
Would you like to know more?
Further information on: Language in Interaction
Further information on: Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour
For more information about this vacancy, please contact:
Prof. dr. Peter Hagoort, programme director Language in Interaction and director of DCCN
Telephone: +31 24 3610648, +31 24 3521301
E-mail: p.hagoort@donders.ru.nl

Are you interested?

You should upload your application (attn. of Prof. dr. P. Hagoort) exclusively using the button ‘Apply’ below. Your application should include (and be limited to) the following attachment(s):
• a cover letter
• your curriculum vitae, including a list of publications and the names of at least two people who can provide references
Please apply before 17 April 2017, 23:59 CET.

 

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Assistant Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience and Applied Cognitive Psychology (2 positions of 1.0 fte)

The section Cognitive Psychology of the institute Psychology of the Faculty Social and Behavioural Sciences and the Leiden Institute for Brain and Cognition (LIBC) are looking for two highly talented staff members for the position of
Assistant Professor in Cognitive Neuroscience and Applied Cognitive Psychology (2 positions of 1.0 fte) Vacancy number 2362

Selection Criteria

We seek candidates who have demonstrated excellence in teaching abilities, and have experience with various types of teaching and supervision of students at different stages of their education;

  • Proficiency in the Dutch language is not essential but candidates are expected to acquire a good command of the Dutch language within the first year;
  • Candidates should have a strong research record, evident from (among others) a completed PhD thesis and peer-reviewed (international) publications on topics in cognitive psychology or related fields;
  • The expertise of suitable candidates falls into at least one or both of the unit’s two research themes: (1) Cognitive neuroscience; or (2) Applied cognitive psychology (cognitive enhancement or human factors psychology);
  • Valued research experience: Advanced modeling skills; Programming; Neuroimaging (fMRI and/or EEG); Valorization of research; Collaboration with industrial / non-academic parties.

Our faculty

The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences comprises four institutes: Education and Child Studies, Political Science, Psychology and Cultural Anthropology & Development Sociology. The Faculty also includes the Centre for Science and Technology Studies. The Faculty is home to 5,000 students and 600 members of staff. Our teaching and research programmes cover diverse topics varying from adoption to political behaviour. For more information, see http://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/social-behavioural-sciences.

For research at our institute LIBC we offer an exciting research environment including EEG, fMRI, eye tracking, virtual reality, and brain stimulation. For more information see https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/social-behavioural-sciences/psychology/cognitive-
psychology and http://www.libc-leiden.nl/

Terms and conditions

We offer a four-year term position. A longer term appointment is possible but cannot be guaranteed.
Salary range from € 3,427.- to € 5,330.- gross per month (pay scale 11 or 12 in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities).
Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses(8.3 %), training and career development and sabbatical leave. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. For more information about working at Leiden
University http://workingat.leiden.edu/.

Leiden University requires teaching staff to obtain the University Teaching Qualification (UTQ). If the successful applicant does not already possess this qualification or its equivalent, he/ she must be willing to obtain this Qualification within two years.

Diversity

Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups.

Information

For inquiries, please contact professor Bernhard Hommel, email hommel@fsw.leidenuniv.nl.

Applications

Please submit online your application no later than the 26th March 2017 via the blue button of our application system. A link to the application system will appear after 7 March on www.temporalattentionlab.com.
Applicants should submit online a letter of interest and a cv with a list of publications.

PI ‘Neural basis of Language’ in Dutch Consortium Language in Interaction (1,0 FTE)

Language in Interaction Consortium
Maximum salary: € 5.523,65 gross/month
Application deadline: April 17, 2017, 23:59 CET

Responsibilities

The NWO Gravitation consortium ‘Language in Interaction’ invites applications for a PI position. We are looking for a highly motivated, creative and talented researcher who is able to establish a PI group on ‘the neural basis of language’. You and your group will enrich a unique consortium of researchers that aims to unravel the neurocognitive mechanisms of language at multiple levels. The goal is to understand both the universality and the variability of the human language faculty from genes to behaviour. You will be given the opportunity to establish your own independent research group, and you will have free access to the scanning facilities at Donders Institute. You will be expected to conduct research in one or more research areas relevant to the position applied for. Supervision of BSc, MSc and PhD projects will be part of your responsibilities. Administrative duties will include local and/or national and international committee memberships. You will be provided with budgetary resources for a PhD candidate or technician, materials and travelling. You will be eligible to apply for further funding both internally and externally.

Work environment

The Netherlands has an outstanding track record in the language sciences. The research consortium ‘Language in Interaction’, sponsored by a large grant from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific research (NWO) brings together many of the excellent research groups in the Netherlands with a research programme on the foundations of language. Excellence in the domain of language and related relevant fields of cognition is combined with state-of-the-art research facilities and a research team with ample experience in complex research methods and utilization. This consortium achieves both quality and critical mass for studying human language at a scale not easily found anywhere else in the world. The position will be embedded in the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics and Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour at Radboud University. Both institutes conduct research in an international setting. English is the lingua franca. Your primary working environment is the Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging.

What we expect from you

You should have in-depth expertise in the application of advanced MEG and/or MR techniques (network analysis, diffusion weighted imaging, cortical thickness imaging, resting state measurement, voxel based morphometry, etc.) to the study of the ‘language networks’ in the brain. You should also have a solid neuroanatomical knowledge.

  • The selection criteria include:
    – a PhD degree in any relevant field;
    – an interest in and focus on the language system;
    – relevant structural imaging expertise;
    – relevant neurophysiological expertise;
    – solid neuroanatomical knowledge;
    – leadership potential and experience with successfully applying for external funding;
    – an excellent scientific track record;
    – excellent organizational and communicative skills;
    – excellent skills in written and spoken English.

What we offer

We offer you:
– employment: 1,0 fte (39-hour working week);
– starting salary will be based on Tarifvertrag im Öffentlichen Dienst (TVöD Bund), Entgeltgruppe 13;
– the starting salary depends on qualifications and experience;
– in addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance;
– budget for a PhD position as a start-up for your research group;
– you will be appointed for a period of 48 months with a trial period of 12 months;
– after four years, there will be good prospects for continuation if your performance is evaluated positively
– the Max Planck Institute involved has a number of regulations that make it possible for employees to create a good work-life balance.

Other Information

The two institutes involved are equal opportunity employers, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and as such encourage applications from women and minorities.

Would you like to know more?

Further information on: Language in Interaction Consortium

Further information on: Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour

Further information on: Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics

Prof. dr. Peter Hagoort, programme director Language in Interaction and director of MPI Telephone: +31 24 3610648, +31 24 3521301 E-mail: peter.hagoort@mpi.nl

Prof. dr. David Norris, director of the Donders Institute, Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging Telephone: +31 24 3610649 E-mail: d.norris@donders.ru.nl

Applications

Are you interested?
You should send your application (attn. of Prof. dr. Peter Hagoort) to Julia Verhoef (j.verhoef@donders.ru.nl). Your application should include (and be limited to) the following attachments:
• a cover letter;
• your curriculum vitae, including a list of publications and the names of at least two people who can provide references;
• a research statement.

PhD-position It’s all in the numbers (1.0 FTE)

Job description

Competence in dealing accurately with numerical quantities is of great and ever increasing importance in our society. Infants already have some knowledge about non-symbolic quantities or magnitudes, which continues to increase throughout childhood. This non- symbolic numerosity has been suggested to be a precursor for future number knowledge and mathematical abilities. Recently our lab has shown evidence for a topographic representation of non-symbolic quantity in the Posterior Parietal Cortex, resembling the topographic organization apparent in, for instance, visual cortex. The current project will continue research into the cortical representation of numerosity and its manifestation in behaviour.

The PhD student will conduct supervised research on this topic, combining behavioural and imaging techniques. The student will have considerable freedom in pursuing his/her own interests and methods. Our lab has access to excellent imaging as well as TMS/DCS facilities. Collaborations leading to more applied questions (on for instance dyscalculia) are also possible, due to our involvement in the Dynamics of Youth programme.

Qualifications

We are looking for an excellent and enthusiastic student with a Master’s degree in Experimental Psychology, (Cognitive) Neuroscience or equivalent, and with proven interest in Psychophysics and Neuroimaging. Experience with programming and neuro-imaging techniques is an asset.

Offer

We offer a PhD position (1.0 fte) with an initial 1 year contract. After a positive evaluation this contract will be extended to a maximum of 4 years. Starting date is negotiable, but as soon as possible. The salary is €2,173 gross per month in the first year and €2,778 gross per month in the fourth year, for a full time contingent on satisfactory performance.
The salary is supplemented with an annual holiday pay of 8% and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3% per year. We offer flexible working conditions terms of employment to support a good work – life balance of our employees. Other secondary conditions include e.g. a pension scheme, partially paid parental leave and flexible employment conditions. For more information visit Working at Utrecht University.

About the organization

A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major societal themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Sustainability.
The city of Utrecht is one of the oldest cities in the Netherlands, with a charming old center and an internationally oriented culture that is strongly influenced by its century-old university. Utrecht city has been consistently ranked as one of the most livable cities in the Netherlands.

The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences is one of the leading faculties in Europe providing research and academic teaching in cultural anthropology, educational sciences, interdisciplinary social science, pedagogical sciences, psychology, and sociology. Research and teaching activities are concentrated in five areas:
1. Behaviour in Social Contexts;
2. Child and Adolescent Studies;
3. Cognitive and Clinical Psychology;
4. Education and Learning and
5. Methodology and Statistics.
More than 5,600 students are enrolled in a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programmes. The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences has some 850 faculty and staff members, all providing their individual contribution to the training and education of young talent and to the research into and finding solutions for scientific and societal issues.

Additional information

The research project is a collaboration between the labs of Prof Dr Serge Dumoulin, Prof Dr Susan te Pas and Dr Maarten van der Smagt.
Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from: Dr. Maarten van der Smagt: +31 30 253 3090, or m.j.vandersmagt@uu.nl.

Apply

Please send your application including a motivation, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications and contact details of at least two references.
You can apply online via PhD-position It’s all in the numbers (1.0 FTE) or www.academictransfer.com.

The application deadline is 15/09/2016.