Post-doc position at the Dept. of Cognitive Neuroscience, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, Maastricht University, The Netherlands
The ERC-Synergy project RELEVANCE aims to understand how the brain evolved special structures to process highly relevant social stimuli like bodies and to reveal how social vision sustains adaptive behavior. Methods include psychophysics and high-field functional imaging in combination with virtual reality and neural stimulation in humans; electrophysiology with optogenetics and laminar recordings in monkeys
- Oxfordlaan, Maastricht, Limburg
- Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
- Uren per week:
- 38 - 40 uur
- € 2790 - € 4402 per maand
The positions are part of an ERC-Synergy grant RELEVANCE jointly awarded to prof. de Gelder (Maastricht), Giese (Tübingen), Vogels (KU Leuven)
The project RELEVANCE aims to understand how the brain evolved special structures to process highly relevant social stimuli like bodies and to reveal how social vision sustains adaptive behavior. The project will develop a mechanistic and computational understanding of the visual processing of bodies and interactions through integrating advanced methods from multiple disciplines: psychophysics, Ecog and high-field functional imaging in combination with computer animation, virtual reality and neural stimulation in humans; single unit electrophysiology with causal techniques in monkeys, and development of biologically-Informed deep neural network models that unify the data.
The post-doc will be integrated in the research that takes place at the Department for Cognitive Neuroscience and the Maastricht Brain Imaging Center at Maastricht University, which has access to a new MR-lab with 3 Tesla, 7 Tesla and 9.4 Tesla human MRI systems (www.scannexus.nl)
The primary responsibilities of the post-doc will be:
- to actively participate in the experimental design, analysis (and acquisition) of 7 Tesla MRI data
- collaborate with the other members of the synergy team and co-supervise Phd students
- writing and publishing of articles
Candidates should have a (research) master degree in (Cognitive) Neuroscience, (Biomedical) Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics or Statistics and a PhD in sensory or computational neuroscience, or Computer Science and experience with fMRI data analysis/signal analysis.
In addition, candidates should have experience with scientific programming (Matlab or any other language). Research experience in one or more of the following topics/techniques will be strongly valued: machine learning, pattern recognition.
The position is temporary for the duration of 2 years. The gross monthly salary depend on experience. The maximum gross monthly salary is € 4.402,- in accordance with scale 10 (based on a full-time appointment of 38 hours/week).
An 8% holiday and an 8.3% year-end allowance is also provided.
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 > Support > UM employees.
We offer an attractive package of fringe benefits such as reduction on collective health insurance, substantial leave arrangements, selection model for designing a personalised benefits package, use of UM Sport facilities against reduced rate, and application for attractive fiscal arrangements for employees from abroad.
We offer a rewarding career at a young university in the heart of Europe, with a distinct global perspective and a strong focus on innovative research and education.
We provide a stimulating, collaborative and interdisciplinary work environment with excellent opportunities for professional and personal development.
Maastricht University has an excellent international reputation, and Maastricht itself is a beautiful, open-minded city located in the center of Western Europe.
The appointment will be at the The Maastricht Brain Imaging Centre (M-BIC).
For more information, please contact:
Prof. dr. B. de Gelder.
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