The Visual Computation group at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour has funding available for a PhD student to work on studies of visual perception. Our group is interested in the neural basis of visual perception, perceptual learning and top-down attention. Research methods include functional brain imaging (fMRI), pattern-based techniques for analyzing fMRI data, computational neural network modeling, and other techniques.
You should have a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in neuroscience, computer science, psychology, math, or related fields. Previous experience with computer programming, or other quantitative experience, is highly preferred. Experience with visual psychophysics, fMRI, cognitive research, eye-tracking, and/or data analysis is a plus.
Conditions of employment
You will be appointed as a PhD student for four years. Your performance will be evaluated after 18 months. If the evaluation is positive, the contract will be extended by 2.5 years. P-scale: the starting salary is €2,042 per month and will increase to €2,612 per month in the fourth year. In addition to the gross basic salary, you will receive two yearly 8% bonuses (holiday and end-of-year).
OrganisationRadboud University Nijmegen
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.
DepartmentDonders Institute, Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging
The Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour consists of the Centre for Cognition, the Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging and the Centre for Neuroscience. The mission of the Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging is to conduct cutting-edge fundamental research in cognitive neuroscience. The centre is a lively, friendly, collaborative environment, and has a staff of excellent researchers from all over the world. Facilities include high-field 3T and 7T research-dedicated MRI scanners, MEG/EEG, TMS, and fully equipped behavioural labs. The working language of the Donders Institute is English.
Radboud University Nijmegen
Dr. Janneke Jehee+31 24 3610884
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