We are looking for
We are looking for a highly motivated and creative candidate with demonstrable experience conducting psycholinguistics research to study language and other cognitive functions in young stroke. You will carry out research as a member of the Language Function and Dysfunction group at the Department of Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology of the Donders Institute and the Neurovascular Disease research group at the Radboud university medical center under the supervision of Dr Vitória Piai and Professors Roy Kessels and Frank-Erik de Leeuw. You will have access to all experimental facilities of the Donders Institute.
We are looking for a highly motivated candidate with
- A Master’s degree in a relevant field, such as cognitive neuroscience, neurolinguistics, neuropsychology, or medicine.
- Demonstrable experience with experimental psychology research.
- A keen interest in patient research and in the language sciences.
- Good analytical and data analysis skills, preferably in R and MATLAB.
- Excellent proficiency in written and spoken English.
- Fluency in Dutch is desirable because of patient contact, but not mandatory.
Applications from excellent candidates with a less than ideal profile will be equally considered.
The Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour is a world-class interfaculty research centre, housing more than 700 researchers devoted to understanding the mechanistic underpinnings of the human mind. Research at the Donders Institute is focused around four themes: 1. Language and communication, 2. Perception, action and decision-making, 3. Development and lifelong plasticity, 4. Natural computing & neurotechnology. Excellent, state-of-the-art research facilities are available for the broad range of neuroscience research that is being conducted at the Donders Institute. The Donders Institute has been assessed by an international evaluation committee as ‘excellent’ and recognised as a ‘very stimulating environment for top researchers, as well as for young talent’. The Donders Institute fosters a collaborative, multidisciplinary, supportive research environment with a diverse international staff. English is the lingua franca at the Institute.
We want to get the best out of science, others and ourselves. Why? Because this is what the world around us desperately needs. Leading research and education make an indispensable contribution to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. This is what unites the more than 22,000 students and 5,000 employees at Radboud University. And this requires even more talent, collaboration and lifelong learning. You have a part to play!
- Employment: 1.0 FTE.
- The gross starting salary amounts to €2,395 per month based on a 38-hour working week, and will increase to €3,061 in the fourth year (salary scale P).
- In addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
- Duration of the contract: you will be appointed for an initial period of 18 months, after which your performance will be evaluated. If the evaluation is positive, the contract will be extended by 2.5 years (4 year contract).
- The intended start date is 1 September 2021.
- You will be part of the Donders Graduate School for Cognitive Neuroscience.
- You will be able to use our Dual Career and Family Care Services. Our Dual Career and Family Care Officer can assist you with family-related support, help your partner or spouse prepare for the local labour market, provide customized support in their search for employment and help your family settle in Nijmegen.
- Have a look at our excellent employment conditions. They include a good work-life balance (among other things because of the excellent leave arrangements), opportunities for development and a great pension scheme.
Would you like more information?
For more information about this vacancy, please contact:
Vitoria Piai, Associate Professor
Tel.: +31 24 361 54 97
Please address your application to Vitoria Piai and submit it, using the application button, no later than 25 June 2021, 23:59 Amsterdam Time Zone.
Your application should include the following attachments:
- Letter of motivation.
- CV including a detailed section describing existing research skills and experience and the contact details of two referees.
There will be one round of interviews, which will be held in the first two weeks of July.