PhD Candidate at the Donders Centre for Cognition: Neural Mechanisms of Attention
Attentional selection in vision is thought to be mediated by top-down biases in favour of the target object, neurally instantiated through selective …
- Houtlaan, Nijmegen, Gelderland
- Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
- Uren per week:
- 32 - 40 uur
- € 2972 - € 2972 per maand
Attentional selection in vision is thought to be mediated by top-down biases in favour of the target object, neurally instantiated through selective preparatory activity of the visual cortex (Battistoni, Stein, Peelen, 2017). In this PhD project, we will critically re-evaluate the role of preparatory activity in attentional selection, developing a paradigm that dissociates attention-related signals from cue- and task-related signals. Participants will perform this paradigm in fMRI, MEG and TMS studies. Data will be analysed using cutting-edge analysis methods both within and across neuroimaging modalities. You will be expected to contribute to all aspects of the project, developing and performing neuroimaging experiments that shed light on the neural mechanisms of attention.
- An MSc in cognitive neuroscience, psychology, or a closely related field.
- Demonstrable experience with multiple neuroimaging techniques (fMRI, MEG/EEG, TMS) and scientific programming (e.g. MATLAB, Python) is highly desirable.
- Employment: 32 - 40 hours per week.
- The gross starting salary amounts to €2,325 per month, and will increase to €2,972 in the fourth year (salary scale P).
- In addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
- Duration of the contract: 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 2.5 years.
- You will be able to make use of our Dual Career Service: our Dual Career Officer will assist with family-related support, such as child care, and help your partner prepare for the local labour market and with finding an occupation.
- Are you interested in our excellent employment conditions?
For more information about this vacancy, please contact:
Marius Peelen, Associate Professor
Tel.: +31 (0) 24 361 15 62
Visual Cognitive Neuroscience Lab
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