Postdoc position in Cognitive Neuroscience

The department of Cognitive Neuroscience (CNS) of the Radboudumc is inviting applications for a Postdoc position in Cognitive Neuroscience.

Brain diseases are a societal, economic, and health challenges, with ~1 in 3 European citizens’ lives being affected each year, and cost Europe an estimated €798 billion. There is a paucity of disease-modifying therapies for brain diseases and so preventive measures are a health priority. Brain diseases such as epilepsy, schizophrenia, and Alzheimer’s disease are clinically heterogeneous, however (i) epidemiology shows high rates of co-occurrence; (ii) there are similar genetic risk factors such as copy number variants, and (iii) cognitive and mood comorbidities are common disorders. Commonly cognitive symptoms precede the core disease symptoms.

The research aims to study early cognitive deficits across related brain diseases with the goal to prevent disease onset, focusing on temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) during this research project. Specifically, the research aim:

  • to identify abnormal theta dynamics associated with early cognitive deficits in TLE adult rats, and
  • to investigate a link between abnormal theta dynamics, cognitive performance, and TLE onset.

Starting Date: between April-September 2023

Salary

  • A gross monthly salary between € 3.652 and € 4.800.
  • An annual vacation allowance of 8% and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.
  • Allowance for irregular hours.
  • Radboud university medical center pays 70% of the pension premium. While the candidate pays the rest of the premium with the gross salary.
  • Discount on health insurance as well.
  • Access to annual courses, both professional and personal.

Job Requirements

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A PhD degree and excellent track record in (medical/molecular) biology, molecular life sciences, biomedical sciences, medicine, neuroscience, or in a related field.
  • Experience (and high affinity) with coding (R, Matlab or Python).
  • Interpersonal and communication skills to effectively collaborate and communicate in academia.
  • A proactive and goal-directed attitude, and good organizational skills.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • The capacity to participate in an interdisciplinary, international, and translational research environment.
  • FELASA Certificate to conduct animal experiments (preferred).
  • Experience in rodent research; electrophysiology in vivo; behavioral testing, stereotaxic surgery; data acquisition, and analyses.
  • Postdoctoral experience (preferred but not mandatory).
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Application Process

The school requests applicants to send the following documents  for application;

  • a CV,
  • a motivation letter explaining their interest and qualifications regarding the position,
  • their prior research/work experience, and
  • contact information of two professional references.

To apply, click here.

Application Deadline: December 31, 2022.

For more information, visit the official site.

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