As a tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor of Systems Neuroscience, your research programme will centre on bridging experimental and theoretical approaches to provide mechanistic insights in cognition and behaviour. Ideally, you have a focus on human neuroimaging using MEG, and potentially combine this with experimental approaches involving animal models for cognition and behaviour.
You should be a well-trained academic with an internationally visible profile as evidenced by publications in top-ranked scientific journals. You should hold a PhD degree in systems neuroscience, neurobiology, cognitive neuroscience or a related discipline. We expect you will contribute to the training of undergraduate and graduate Science students and also students enrolled in the Research Master’s programme of Cognitive Neuroscience of the Donders Institute. Furthermore, you will supervise PhD candidates, postdoctoral researchers and non-academic technical staff.
The position is intended for a junior faculty member to be appointed at the Assistant Professor level, but if you are an experienced candidate with an established research programme, external funding and significant teaching experience, you may be considered for an appointment at the Associate Professor level.
- several years of postdoctoral research experience;
- the capability and proven ability to acquire research grants;
- an aptitude for undergraduate and graduate teaching as evidenced by a university teaching qualification (BKO or equivalent), or the willingness to acquire this certificate;
- the proven ability to bridge experimental and more theoretical approaches;
- a line of research that fits in with that of the Donders Institute;
- a collaborative, open attitude and strong communication and management skills;
- the qualities to become a successful research group leader.
A maximum gross motnhly salary € 5,861 based on a 38-hour working week (salary scale 13)
your performance will be evaluated after 6 years. If the evaluation is positive, you will be given a permanent contract
- you will be classified as an Assistant Professor (UD) or Associate Professor (UHD) in the Dutch university job-ranking system (UFO)
starting salary will depend on experience
Radboud University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and as such encourages applications from women and minorities.
Prof. Richard van Wezel, Scientific Director
+3124 361 42 47
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 Science
The Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour is a world-class interfaculty research centre housing more than 600 researchers devoted to understanding the mechanistic underpinnings of the human mind. Research at the Donders Institute is focused around four themes: 1. Language and communication, 2. Perception, action and control, 3. Plasticity and memory, and 4. Brain networks and neuronal communication. The Donders Institute was assessed by an international evaluation committee as ‘excellent’ and recognised as a ‘very stimulating environment, not only for top researchers but also for young talent’. The Donders Institute fosters a collaborative, multidisciplinary, supportive research environment with a diverse international staff. English is the lingua franca at the Institute.
You will have your primary location at the Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging and will be embedded at the Donders Centre for Neuroscience of Radboud University’s Science Faculty. The Donders Institute has an MEG system (CTF, 251 channels), three 3T MRI systems, plus a 7T whole body system based in nearby Essen, EEG laboratories including a baby research lab, and NIRS and TMS laboratories. Scanning access to these facilities does not directly depend on the acquisition of third party funding.
No commercial propositions please.