Vacancies 64043-Postdoc-in-Cognitive-Neuroscience-of-Memory

  • 36 hours a week
  • Temporary
  • 3 years
  • Date of publication: 27 December 2018
  • Deadline: 30 January 2019
  • Scale 10: max € 60864 gross per year at full employment (incl. vacation bonus and end of year payments)
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Job description

The Donders Institute for Brain Cognition and Behavior, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, is offering a Postdoctoral Research Scientist position in Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory. The host research group, led by Guillén Fernández, investigates the neural basis of memory and emotion. The successful applicant is supposed to work on the neural underpinnings of knowledge acquisition and representation funded by structural, internal means.
As a postdoctoral scientist the successful candidate will work rather independently in collaboration with the PI. He/she will also work with Master’s students, and possibly also PhD candidates, the later may be formalized as a so-called co-promotorship depending on experience.


The successful applicant will hold, or shortly expects to obtain, a PhD qualification in cognitive neuroscience of memory with particular expertise in advanced functional neuroimaging of memory, optimally including computational modeling and pattern analysis methods targeting the neural representation of knowledge. This position requires an urge and capability to develop a research program together with the PI and his group.
The ideal candidate will have:
  • A PhD in cognitive neuroscience of memory;
  • A strong academic track record including publications in leading (inter)disciplinary journals;
  • A strong interest for fundamental research in cognitive neurosciences;
  • Experience in functional MRI design, acquisition, and analysis;
  • Advanced computational and/or programming skills (Matlab, Python, or other languages);
  • Experience and interest in training and supervising junior scientists;
  • The capacity to participate in an interdisciplinary, international, and translational research environment;
  • Interpersonal and communication skills to effectively collaborate and communicate in academia;
  • A proactive and goal-directed attitude, good organizational skills;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
Candidates who only partially meet this profile are nonetheless encouraged to apply.


The project is embedded in the unique and excellent infrastructure of the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behavior, a vibrant interfaculty research institute with about 100 research groups. Its Center for Cognitive Neuroimaging, where this postdoctoral position will be placed, offers three 3 Tesla MRI systems, MR-compatible systems for recording EEG and peripheral psychophysiological measures, a 275-channel MEG system, an EEG-TMS laboratory, and state-of-the-art computational facilities. The Erwin Hahn Institute in Essen (Germany), a partner of the Donders Institute, provides access to a 7 Tesla system. All facilities are fully research-dedicated laboratories with excellent technical support. The Donders Institute furthermore provides a unique and stimulating learning environment for young researchers, including a high-profile graduate school and in-house methodological expert courses.

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Employment conditions

Upon commencement of employment we require a certificate of conduct (Verklaring Omtrent het Gedrag, VOG) and there will be, depending on the type of job, a screening based on the provided cv. Radboud university medical center’s HR Department will apply for this certificate on your behalf.

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Comments and contact information

The earliest start date for this position is March 2019, but can be flexible.

We request applicants to send a motivation letter (2A4) explaining their interest and qualifications regarding the position, their prior research/work experience and initial ideas for the current program, a CV, and contact information of two professional references.

All additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from Prof. Dr. Guillén Fernández, head of the Cognitive Neuroscience department via +31 (0)24 362 01 94. Use the Apply button to submit your application.

Please apply before 30 January.
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