Tenure-Track Assistant/Associate Professor in Systems Neuroscience/Neuroimaging (0.8 - 1.0 FTE)

Radboud University

Nijmegen, Netherlands


We are looking for a candidate whose research programme is centred on the application of modern neuroimaging techniques to uncover mechanisms for cognitive processes based on advanced theoretical and computational approaches. You have a strong focus on human neuroimaging, for instance, using MEG or EEG, and (f)MRI, potentially combined with experimental approaches involving animal models for cognition or translational research. Note that we will give higher priority to the originality and promise of your work, rather than to the subarea of specialisation.

We expect you to contribute to the training of undergraduate and graduate students of the Science Faculty as well as of students taking the Research Master’s degree programme of Cognitive Neuroscience offered by the Donders Institute. You are expected to possess, or otherwise willing to acquire, the basic university teaching qualification (BKO). The candidate should have demonstrated experience in the supervision of PhD students and non-academic technical personnel.

The position is ideally suited for a junior faculty member to be appointed at the assistant professor level, but experienced candidates with established research programmes, external funding and significant teaching experience may be considered for an appointment at the associate professor level.

What we expect from you

  • the qualities to become a successful research group leader;
  • a collaborative, open attitude with excellent communication skills;
  • proven ability to acquire research grants;
  • a line of research that fits within one of the four themes of the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour;
  • a PhD in systems neuroscience, neurobiology, cognitive neuroscience, or a related discipline;
  • several years of postdoctoral research experience;
  • proven expertise in cognitive neuroimaging in modalities (e.g. MRI, MEG, TMS, EEG) with a strong background in theoretical and computational approaches;
  • established track and publication record in top-ranked scientific journals;
  • teaching skills as evidenced by a basic university teaching qualification (BKO), or the willingness to acquire this certificate.

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