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PhD position in Experimental Psychology ‘Emotionally explosive minds: The cerebellum at the crossroads of rage and steroid hormones' (1.0 FTE)

Utrecht University's Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences is looking for a PhD candidate in Experimental Psychology. Are you interested? Then please read the full profile and apply.

10 maanden geleden


Domplein, Utrecht, Utrecht
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 - 38 uur
€ 2325 - € 2972 per maand


This PhD project is part of an NWO VICI Grant awarded to Dr. Dennis Schutter and will be performed at the Department of Experimental Psychology, Utrecht University. Studies will be part of the affective cerebellum research programme , which investigates the role of the little brain in emotions and emotional disorders. The VICI will focus on the cerebello-hypothalamic pathway and steroid hormones in anger and aggression.
The PhD project involves a series of studies on the morphology and neural connectivity patterns of the cerebellum in relation to steroid hormones and psychological indices of anger and aggression. Main tasks will include designing experimental studies and programming protocols, recruitment and data, analysis of psychophysiological, behavioural and neuroimaging data, communication of results via publication in scientific journals and presentations at conferences, and collaboration with other lab members working on this project. There will be close collaborations with different disciplines within Utrecht University and other (international) centres.


We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate with a Master of Science degree in either biomedical science, affective neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, or a related field, and who has a genuine interest in the contributions of the cerebellum in emotions. The candidate should be highly motivated to conduct experimental research, have willingness to work within a larger research group, be interested in standard and advanced data analysis methods, and have excellent writing skills. Experience with structural and functional neuroimaging techniques, psychophysiological measurements, experimental research and programming skills are highly desirable.


We offer full-time temporary position (1.0 FTE) for one year in an international working evironment. With satisfactory completion, the position will result in an extension for an additional three years. The gross salary - depending on previous qualifications and experience - ranges between €2,325 and €2,972 (scale P according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) per month for a full-time employment.

Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% per year. In addition, Utrecht University offers excellent secondary conditions, including an attractive retirement scheme, (partly paid) parental leave and flexible employment conditions (multiple choice model). Here you'll find more information about working at Utrecht University.

Additional information

For additional information, please contact Dr. Dennis Schutter via e-mail: d.j.l.g.schutter@uu.nl.