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Seven PhD Candidates for the Behavioural Science Institute Graduate School

The Behavioural Science Institute (BSI) Graduate School offers talented Master’s students the opportunity to become PhD candidates in Behavioural Science. Please write a short research proposal about a topic of your choice that has ...

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Arbeidsvoorwaarden

Standplaats:
Comeniuslaan, Nijmegen, Gelderland
Dienstverband:
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 uur
Opleidingsniveau:
WO

Functieomschrijving

The Behavioural Science Institute (BSI) Graduate School offers talented Master’s students the opportunity to become PhD candidates in Behavioural Science. Please write a short research proposal about a topic of your choice that has a good fit with research conducted at the BSI. Your proposal should describe a study that you would like to conduct. We encourage multidisciplinary research that crosses the boundaries of our BSI research programmes. Your proposal serves two goals: it is an opportunity to propose new and original research, and it is a demonstration of your current research competencies. If you are selected, your actual project may be your proposal or may differ from your proposal. This will be determined together with your supervisors.

The BSI is a multidisciplinary behavioural research institute. Our researchers collaborate across the boundaries of psychology, educational science, and communication science. The BSI has seven research programmes covering three major research themes: 1) development and learning, 2) psychopathology, health and well-being, and 3) social processes and communication. Both fundamental research and applied/translational research are conducted. For more information, please visit our website.

Functie-eisen

You must have a Master’s degree (e.g. a Research Master’s degree in Behavioural Science, Psychology, Educational Science, or Communication Science) as well as excellent research, methodological and statistical skills.

All applications must be submitted in the form of three separate PDF files:
1) A motivation letter of not more than 1 page
2) A curriculum vitae including all grades obtained for the BSc degree and MSc degree
3) A project proposal (750 words max.) including:
-Theory, research questions and hypotheses (approx. 250 words)
-Methods (approx. 300 words)
-Expected results and societal relevance (approx. 200 words)

For the proposal, please use the format provided on www.ru.nl/bsi/graduate-school/phd-positions-2018/ and convert it to PDF once completed for submission.

Conditions

the starting salary is €2,222 per month on a full-time basis, the salary will increase to €2,840 per month in the fourth year (P-scale)
- 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
- as part of the contract, you will participate in teaching for approximately 10% of your work time
- you will be classified as a PhD student (Promovendus) in the Dutch university job-ranking system (UFO).

Additional information

Ralph Jaspers, manager of operations
+3124 361 20 23
r.jaspers@bsi.ru.nl

Prof. Toon Cillessen, director
a.cillessen@bsi.ru.nl

www.ru.nl/bsi

Radboud University

Bedrijfsomschrijving

Strategically located in Europe, Radboud University is one of the leading academic communities in the Netherlands. A place with a personal touch, where top-flight education and research take place on a beautiful green campus in modern buildings with state-of-art facilities. Faculty of Social Sciences The BSI is a research institute of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Radboud University. It has been accredited by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). The BSI Graduate School is recognised by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and includes a two-year Research Master’s programme and a PhD training programme.

The BSI has state-of-the-art research facilities for observational studies, experiments, eye-tracking studies, EEG measurements and GSR recording, psychobiological research, and behavioural measurements in real and 3D virtual environments. The neuroimaging facilities of the Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging (fMRI, MEG and TMS) are available for research on the neural bases of behaviour.

No commercial propositions please.