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  • Job Type
    Full-time Position
  • Category
    Research & Science
  • Languages
  • Experience Required
  • Degree Required
    • Province
    • Date Posted
      December 24,2021
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    Postdoctoral Researcher on Electrophysiology of Language Production at the Donders Centre of Cognition (0.8 - 1.0 FTE)

    Postdoctoral Researcher on Electrophysiology of Language Production at the Donders Centre of Cognition

    • Employment: 0.8 - 1.0 FTE
    • Gross monthly salary: € 3,807 - € 5,211
    • Faculty of Social Sciences
    • Required background: PhD
    • Application deadline: 23 January 2022

    We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher with demonstrable experience in analysing electrophysiological data to strengthen our research line on language production. You will join a project aimed at investigating language production in relation to memory in adults with or without neurological damage. 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 under the supervision of Dr Vitória Piai. You will also be expected to help supervise Master's students and PhD candidates. You will have access to all experimental facilities of the Donders Institute. The position is for either three or four years, depending on the employment contract of your choice (0.8 or 1.0 FTE).


    • You hold a PhD degree in a relevant field, such as cognitive neuroscience, neurolinguistics or neuropsychology.
    • You have demonstrable experience with research using electrophysiology.
    • You have good analytical skills.
    • You have a keen interest in language research and in the impact of brain damage.
    • You have excellent proficiency in written and spoken English.
    • Experience with student supervision is desirable, but not mandatory.

    We are

    The Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour is a world-class interfaculty research centre that houses 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 '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.

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    We offer

    • Employment for 0.8 - 1.0 FTE.
    • The gross monthly salary amounts to a minimum of €3,807 and a maximum of €5,211 based on a 38-hour working week, depending on previous education and number of years of relevant work experience (salary scale 11).
    • You will receive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
    • It concerns a temporary employment for three (1.0 FTE) or four (0.8 FTE) 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 Vitoria Piai, Assistant Professor at

    Practical information and applications

    You can apply until 23 January 2022, exclusively using the button below. Kindly address your application to Vitoria Piai. Please fill in the application form and attach the following documents:
    • A letter of motivation.
    • Your CV, including the names and contact details of two referees.
    The first round of interviews will take place approximately two weeks after the application closing date. You would preferably begin employment on 1 March.

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