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2 Assistant Professors in ‘Neuroimaging Research’ or ‘Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics’

Tasks • To lead a research programme in neuroimaging research and/ or neuropsychiatric genetics and genomics that is aligned with the strategy of the School …

6 maanden geleden


Landelijk / geen vaste standplaats
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
36 - 40 uur
€ 3475 - € 4757 per maand



• To lead a research programme in neuroimaging research and/ or neuropsychiatric genetics and genomics that is aligned with the strategy of the School of MHeNS and the Department of Psychiatry and Neuropsychology of Maastricht University

• To be proactive in funding applications to national and international funders

• To disseminate research findings regularly both to scientific (e.g., through conference presentations and articles in leading academic journals) and lay audiences

• To play an active role in the School’s valorization and societal impact programme

• To contribute to the teaching programme of the Department of Psychiatry and Neuropsychology

• To contribute to the supervision and/or mentoring of PhD students and engage in active interdisciplinary collaborations within Maastricht University and with national and international partners

• To contribute to the School’s overall mission in excellent inter- and crossdisciplinary research and postgraduate education

• To represent the School on internal and external committees and take an active interest in new developments in research ethics and governance


Suitable candidates will have a PhD degree in neuroscience, genetics, imaging or another area related to the profile of the post, and several years of postdoctoral experience. We expect that candidates will have an established international track record (documented by publications in leading journals) in neuroimaging and/ or neuropsychiatric genetics and genomics and ideally also the ability to combine both areas of expertise. They should also have a strong background in the relevant quantitative/ bioinformatics methodologies. We expect a research focus that is highly compatible with one of our existing programmes, but also that candidates will develop or establish new methodologies at Maastricht. We are committed to interdisciplinary work in clinical and translational neuroscience and expect candidates to share our interdisciplinary outlook.

Fluency in English is a prerequisite, and non-Dutch speaking applicants should be willing to learn Dutch (basic level). The candidate should be an enthusiastic teacher and have demonstrated ability in thesis supervision and teaching coordination roles. Experience with course development is an asset. The candidate is able to stimulate student learning, and experience with teaching in international classrooms is preferable. The candidate is expected to be a team player, to have an open, effective management style, and be ready to fulfil an administrative role in the faculty.


Successful candidates will be offered contracts on the appropriate scale of the CAO UM

The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO). Furthermore, local UM provisions also apply. For more information look at the website www.maastrichtuniversity.nl.

Additional information

Information about the vacancies can be obtained from the scientific director of the School of MHeNS, Prof David Linden (secr-mhens@maastrichtuniversity.nl).