The Donders Centre for Cognition (DCC) and the School of Psychology and Artificial Intelligence (Radboud University Nijmegen) are looking for an Assistant Professor of Cognitive Neuropsychology with a research background in learning, memory and/or plasticity related research in humans. You will be teaching in the fields of human neuropsychology and cognitive neuroscience, and will supervise students preparing papers and Master’s theses. You will conduct your teaching within the context of the Bachelor’s degree programme in Psychology, the clinically oriented Master’s degree programme and/or the Research Master’s programme in Cognitive Neuroscience. You will conduct your scientific research as part of the chair in Neuropsychology at the DCC. The research topics of this chair include working memory and episodic memory formation, learning and rehabilitation psychology, cognitive aging, and functional neuroimaging in relation to brain injury or neuropsychiatric disorders. Your research will focus on cognitive neuropsychology, with a clear link to patient-centred research, neuroimaging or cognitive modelling. You are expected to actively obtain grant-based and contract funding. The position offers excellent career development opportunities.


You should have a doctoral degree (PhD) in neuropsychology, clinical psychology or cognitive psychology, or in biomedical or behavioural sciences (or a related discipline). You should also have a research background in learning, memory and/or plasticity related research in humans. You are expected to have a track record of international publications in prestigious, peer-reviewed journals, and to have successfully applied for grants, for example, within the context one of the grant schemes of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). You should be an enthusiastic teacher and have experience with teaching as well as with supervising undergraduate students and/or PhD students, have good social skills, and be able to collaborate with colleagues from different disciplines. Finally, you must have obtained a University Teaching Qualification or be willing to obtain such a qualification within two years.

Conditions of employment

  • the salary will be based on past performance, experience and established criteria;
  • you will be appointed as an Assistant Professor (UD, salary scale 11-12);

Contract type

2 years, with a view to a permanent position


Strategically located in Europe, Radboud University Nijmegen is one of the leading academic communities in the Netherlands. A place with a personal touch, where top-flight education and research take place on a beautiful green campus in modern buildings with state-of-art facilities.


The Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology group is based at the Donders Centre for Cognition (DCC), one of the three centres of the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, part of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Radboud University Nijmegen. Cognitive neuroscience is a key topic at the university. The education and research in this field is based on close collaboration between various groups at the Donders Institute, Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre (notably the departments of Medical Psychology, Geriatrics, Neurology and Psychiatry), the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, the Vincent van Gogh Institute for Psychiatry, and the rehabilitation centre of the Sint Maartenskliniek. You will have access to the infrastructure of these institutes. The DCC offers excellent research facilities such as advanced EEG and eye movement registration, lab space, excellent access to fMRI and other neuroimaging facilities, and an internal workshop. Research at the Donders Institute is subdivided into four research themes; your research is part of theme 3: Learning, Memory & Plasticity.

No commercial propositions please.

Additional information

Roy Kessels, PhD, professor of neuropsychology

+31 24 3612541

[email protected];;
Radboud University Nijmegen

Direct link to this job opening: