Post-doc or Biomedical Data Scientist for EEG data analysis (1.0 FTE)


Faculty of Science and Engineering


University of Groningen

The University of Groningen is a research university with a global outlook, deeply rooted in Groningen, City of Talent. Quality has been our top priority for over four hundred years, and with success: the University is currently in or around the top 100 on several influential ranking lists.

The Faculty of Science and Engineering (FSE) is the largest faculty within the University. We offer exclusive education and research in a wide range of science and engineering disciplines, from classical disciplines such as mathematics, astronomy and mechanical engineering, to interdisciplinary fields such as artificial intelligence, pharmacy and nanoscience. Our community has an open and informal character with students and staff from around the world. Do you want to become part of it?

Research environment
Research will be performed in the Neurobiology group at the Groningen Institute for Evolutionary Life Sciences (GELIFES), which comprises several other strong, internationally recognized research groups in the field of evolutionary biology and behavioral neuroscience. In addition, the research will be performed as part of a large European project, allowing for active teamworks. The post-doc position is embedded in a large international project funded by a creative Medicine Initiative (IMI) grant from the European Union. You will work in collaboration with project partners from 48 national and international academic and industrial organizations.

Job description

As part of this larger international consortium, we seek to understand the role of early life sensory cortex development and sensory processing deficits in autism spectrum disorders using mouse studies. You will develop, implement, and apply an EEG data analysis pipeline for various EEG recoding platforms. This data pipeline will further guide the research to study the relationship between early life sensory cortex development, sensory information processing, and behavior using molecular, genetic and integrated sensory evoked EEG and behavioral analyses in mice.


• you have a PhD degree in biology, mathematics or biomedical science, with important experience in the areas of EEG experimentation and analyses
• you have programming skills to develop and implement an EEG data analysis pipeline for multi-channel signals, specifically for ERP analysis, power spectral analysis and statistical analysis of neural time series data
• you have experience with complex data analyses methods using tools like R, Matlab and/or the Python data science stack
• you preferable have experience with rodent EEG surgical techniques and data acquisition
• you have a good command of English (oral and written)
• you have excellent interpersonal skills (indicated by the ability to write scientific papers and deliver presentations).

Conditions of employment

Contract length: 12 months.

The University offers you in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities:
• a salary of € 3,255 gross per month in the first year, up to a maximum of € 4,274 gross per month (salary scale 10)
• a full-time position (1.0 FTE)
• a holiday allowance of 8% gross annual income
• an 8.3% end-of-the-year allowance
• a temporary position of one year with the option of a two-years extension, conditional on sufficient progress in the first year.

How to apply
Do you meet our qualification criteria? If yes, you may apply for this position until 15 May 11.59 pm / before 16 May 2019 Dutch local time by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website). The position will remain open until filled.

Please add the relevant vacancy number as indicated above in your application and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information of three academic referees. Please also submit a list of examination marks.

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The University of Groningen is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of ethnicity, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status. Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the NVP Recruitment Code and the European Code of Conduct for recruitment of researchers from the European Commission.

Additional information

For additional information, please contact:

Martien Kas

In your application, please always include the job opening ID 219198

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