PhD/postdoc jobs at the Donders

Ole Jensen ole.jensen at DONDERS.RU.NL
Tue Mar 23 11:56:51 CET 2010

*PhD students/Post-docs, Donders Institute Nijmegen, Netherlands*

*Job description*

The Neuronal Oscillation group at the Donders Institute for Brain,
Cognition and Behaviour has funding available for PhD student and
post-doctoral positions in the context of a project focused on studying
how oscillatory activity controls the flow of information in the human
working brain. The human brain is composed of multiple regions that need
to be flexibly engaged and disengaged depending on the cognitive task
performed. A fundamental question in cognitive neuroscience is how the
functional architecture of the working brain is shaped. You will
investigate the role of oscillatory brain activity in determining the
functional architecture by studying cross-frequency interactions between
different regions in the context of cognitive experiments. You will do
so using magnetoencephalography (MEG), electroencephalography (EEG)
combined with TMS and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). You
will also use a brain-computer interface to interact with the working brain.

Candidates for the PhD position should have a Master's degree (or
equivalent) in a field related to cognitive neuroscience or signal
processing (e.g. experimental/cognitive psychology, biology,
neuroscience, computer science, electrical engineering). Excellent
candidates from other scientific backgrounds will also be considered.
Good programming skills (Matlab) are highly desirable. Candidates for
the postdoctoral research position should have a PhD degree in a field
related to cognitive neuroscience, but candidates from other scientific
backgrounds can also apply. The record of published research familiarity
with neuroimaging techniques (fMRI, EEG-MEG, and/or TMS) and programming
skills (Matlab) will be taken into account in the selection criteria.
Proficiency in oral and written English is essential. You are expected
to work as part of a team, sharing technical know-how and ideas.

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. Much of the rapid progress in this field is
driven by the development of complex neuro-imaging techniques for
measuring activity in the human working brain - an area in which the
Centre plays a leading role. The research themes cover central cognitive
functions, such as perception, action, control, decision making,
attention, memory, language, learning and plasticity. The Centre also
aims to establish how the different brain areas coordinate their
activity with very high temporal precision to enable human and animal
cognition. This internationally renowned centre currently is home to
more than 100 PhD students and post-docs from more than 20 different
countries, offering a stimulating and multidisciplinary research
environment. The centre is equipped with three MRI scanners (7T, 3T,
1.5T), a 275 channels MEG system, a EEG-TMS laboratory, several
(MR-compatible) EEG systems, and high-performance computational
facilities. English is the lingua franca at the centre. You will work
within the Centre's Neuronal Oscillations group (

*Conditions of employment*

Employment: 1,0 fte
PhD student: The starting salary is EUR2,042 per month and will increase
to EUR2,612 per month in the fourth year.
Post-doc: Depending on experience, the gross salary will be between
EUR3,195 and EUR4,374.
Two annual 8% bonuses (holiday and end-of-year) will be added to the
monthly gross salaries.

Additional conditions of employment
Duration of the PhD student contract: 4 years.
Duration of the post-doc contract: 5 years maximum.
Other Information*
You should submit an application letter, a CV, and the names of two
persons who can provide references.

*Additional Information*
Dr. Ole Jensen
Telephone: +31 24 3610884
E-mail: ole.jensen at This e-mail address is being protected
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You can apply for the job (mention the vacancy number 30.02.10) before
15 April 2010 by sending your application -preferably by email- to:

Radboud University Nijmegen, Dienst P&O
Postbus 7005, 6503 GM NIJMEGEN- NL
Telephone: + 31 24 3611173
E-mail: vacatures at This e-mail address is being protected from
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 Ole Jensen
 Principal Investigator
 Neuronal Oscillations Group
 Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour
 Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging
 P.O. Box 9101
 NL-6500 HB Nijmegen
 The Netherlands

 Office  : +31 24 36 10884
 MEG lab : +31 24 36 10988

 Fax     : +31 24 36 10989

 e-mail : ole.jensen at
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