Researcher in Cognitive Neuroscience (0.8 fte)
Faculteit Gedrags- en Maatschappijwetenschappen
The Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences of the University of Groningen invites applicants for a Researcher in the unit of Experimental Psychology.
The researcher is expected to participate in an ongoing research program on the adaptive nature of working memory and its neural correlates. Furthermore, the researcher is tasked with drafting a comprehensive laboratory manual detailing the various procedural steps that need to be taken to conduct (physiological) research at the institute.
There might be an opportunity to engage in further teaching activities, particularly in a course on models of cognition in the Behavioural and Cognitive Neurosciences (BCN) research master program, and seminars related to research skills.
The University of Groningen is a research university with a global outlook, deeply rooted in Groningen, City of Talent. Quality has had top priority for four hundred years, and with success: the University is currently in or around the top 100 on several influential ranking lists.
The Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences is a centre of knowledge focusing on individuals and society. We study issues relating to human behaviour, and the relationships between people and society as a whole. This includes the study of how people function under normal circumstances, but also of the problems encountered by individuals or groups, and how to resolve or prevent these. Our Faculty employs over 800 members of staff. The Department of Psychology offers bachelor’s and master’s programs in both Dutch and English to over 3,000 students. Our department's student population is very international; more than half of our students are non-Dutch.
Within the Department, the unit of Experimental Psychology pursues a research program focused on the cognitive underpinnings of human behaviour, as well as their neurophysiological correlates. Available lab facilities include multiple behavioural, eye-tracking, and EEG labs, as well as access to an fMRI scanner housed in the University Medical Centre. Our unit currently has over 30 members of staff at all levels, from PhD candidates to professors. We teach not only in the Psychology bachelor program, but also in the top-rated BCN research master, the Computational Cognitive Science master, and the Applied Cognitive Neuroscience master.
We are looking for candidates who meet the following requirements:
- a completed PhD in experimental psychology, (applied) cognitive neuroscience, or cognitive science
- promising prospects of raising funding for research on the adaptive nature of working memory in particular
- relevant publication record in international scientific journals, matching the candidate’s scientific age
- experience and interest in teaching students (seminars, internship/thesis supervision)
- the ability to communicate and teach in both English and Dutch
- excellent social and communicative skills and ability to work in groups.
Conditions of employment
Contract length: 6 months.We offer you in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities:
- depending on qualifications and work experience, a salary of € 3,226 to a maximum of € 5,090 (salary scale 10) gross per month for a full-time position
- a holiday allowance of 8% gross annual income an 8.3% end-of-the-year allowance
- attractive secondary terms of employment
- the position is classified in accordance with the University Job Classification (UFO) system; the UFO profile is Researcher 4
- a temporary contract of 0,8 fte for a period of 6 months.
Intended starting date: November 1st, 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Do you want to become a member of our team? Please send your application to us, by submitting the following documents:
- a motivation letter (max. 800 words), including an overview of your research interests;
- curriculum vitae including research, teaching, and supervision experience, and a list of publications;
You may apply for this position until 20 September 11:59pm / before 21 September 2023 Dutch local time (CEST) by means of the application form (click on "Apply" below on the advertisement on the university website).
The selection interviews are planned for week 39, 2023.
The University of Groningen strives to be a university in which students and staff are respected and feel at home, regardless of differences in background, experiences, perspectives, and identities. We believe that working on our core values of inclusion and equality are a joint responsibility and we are constructively working on creating a socially safe environment. Diversity among students and staff members enriches academic debate and contributes to the quality of our teaching and research. We therefore invite applicants from underrepresented groups in particular to apply. For more information, see also our diversity policy webpage: https://www.rug.nl/[…]/
Our selection procedure follows the guidelines of the Recruitment code (NVP): https://www.nvp-hrnetwerk.nl/nl/sollicitatiecode and European Commission's European Code of Conduct for recruitment of researchers: https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/charter/code
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For additional information, please contact:
Dr Elkan Akyürek
In your application, please always include the job opening ID V23.0599
Extra informatie kan worden verkregen via een van de volgende links:Unit of Experimental Psychology