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    • Date Posted
      January 19,2022
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    Postdoctoral Researcher in Sensorimotor Psychophysics (0.8 - 1.0 FTE)

    Postdoctoral Researcher in Sensorimotor Psychophysics

    • Employment: 0.8 - 1.0 FTE
    • Gross monthly salary: € 2,846 - € 4,490
    • Faculty of Science
    • Required background: PhD
    • Application deadline: 13 March 2022

    Are you a motivated scientist in the field of psychophysics and/or neuroscience, looking for the next step in your career? Then join the world-renowned Donders Institute as a postdoctoral researcher and work with top-notch experimental equipment to understand the neural mechanisms of sensory processing in complex multisensory environments.

    Your research involves studying the eye-head gaze-orienting control system in complex multisensory re-orienting sensorimotor tasks in healthy volunteers and sensory deprived patients. Buzzwords: computational modelling, optimal control, multisensory integration, moving sounds, vestibular stimulation. Our mission is to understand the neural mechanisms of sensory processing and goal-directed motor control in complex multisensory environments, in health and disease. You will perform advanced psychophysical studies (recordings of 3D eye-head motor responses) with unique, top-notch experimental equipment.


    • You hold a PhD in psychophysics, biophysics, neuroscience, medical biology, bio-medical engineering, computational neuro-science, or a related field.
    • You are strongly motivated to conduct challenging, interdisciplinary, empirical and model-driven research.
    • You have experience with computational modelling, machine learning, and quantitative data analysis.

    We are

    As a postdoctoral researcher you will participate in research training programmes of the Donders Institute (with its 600 FTEs, the largest research institute at Radboud University), which will be tailored to individual interests. The Biophysics group within the Donders Centre for Neuroscience at the Faculty of Science studies sensory-motor integration in an interdisciplinary setting with unique state-of-the-art methodologies in well-equipped research labs and advanced computational facilities. The Donders Institute has a dedicated Graduate School, where PhDs and postdoctoral researchers are trained in modern research and analysis techniques and acquire an academic and ethical attitude towards the applications of systems neuroscience.

    Radboud University
    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 24,000 students and 5,600 employees at Radboud University. And this requires even more talent, collaboration and lifelong learning. You have a part to play!

    We offer

    • Employment for 0.8 - 1.0 FTE.
    • The gross monthly salary amounts to a minimum of €2,846 and a maximum of €4,490 based on a 38-hour working week, depending on previous education and number of years of relevant work experience (salary scale 10).
    • You will receive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
    • It concerns a temporary employment for 2 years.
    • 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.
    • Working for us means getting extra days off. In case of full-time employment, you can choose between 29 or 41 days of annual leave instead of the legally allotted 20.
    Additional employment conditions
    Work and science require good employment practices. This is reflected in Radboud University's primary and secondary employment conditions. You can make arrangements for the best possible work-life balance with flexible working hours, various leave arrangements and working from home. You are also able to compose part of your employment conditions yourself, for example, exchange income for extra leave days and receive a reimbursement for your sports subscription. And of course, we offer a good pension plan. You are given plenty of room and responsibility to develop your talents and realise your ambitions. Therefore, we provide various training and development schemes.

    Would you like more information?

    For questions about the position, please contact Prof. dr John van Opstal, Scientific Director Donders Centre for Neuroscience and Projectleader at +31 24 361 42 51 or

    Practical information and applications

    You can apply until 13 March 2022, exclusively using the button below. Kindly address your application to Prof. dr John van Opstal. Please fill in the application form and attach the following documents:
    • A letter of motivation.
    • Your CV including a list of relevant Bachelor's and Master's courses (with grades and credits) and, if applicable, your publications/invited talks and the contact details of two referees willing to write a letter of recommendation.
    • Your PhD thesis.
    • A scanned copy of your PhD certificate.

    The first round of interviews will take place on 16 March. The second round will take place on 23 March.

    You would preferably begin employment on 1 April 2022.

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