Holland: PhD student position on spatial memory project

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A PhD student position is available in the
research group of Gabriele Janzen at the Behavioural Science Institute
(BSI) and the F.C. Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging of Radboud
University Nijmegen. We investigate the development of spatial skills
and the neural correlates of spatial memory. We examine healthy adults
and children using a combination of imaging as well as behavioural
methods: fMRI, EEG, measurement of eye movements, and response times,
as well as navigational behaviour. The proposed fMRI research and parts
of the EEG research will be carried out at the F.C. Donders Centre for
Cognitive Neuroimaging. The centre has facilities for (f)MRI at 1.5 and
3 Tesla as well as three EEG labs, including a baby lab and an MEG lab.
An eye tracker for measuring eye movements in MR scanners is available.
A mobile EEG laboratory ideal for testing children is available at the
Behavioural Science Institute.

Requirements


University Graduate
Candidates for the PhD
student position should have a Master’s degree in
experimental/cognitive psychology, psycholinguistics, or related
cognitive neuroscience fields. They are expected to have a strong
interest in and hold qualifications for scientific research. Experience
with functional MRI and EEG is an advantage.

Organization


Radboud University Nijmegen Faculty of Social Sciences
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.

The Behavioural Science Institute studies
individual human behaviour as a function of social and physical
contexts. The central goal of the institute is to gain fundamental
insight into the causal factors and regulatory processes that govern
individual human behaviour. The BSI is an interdisciplinary endeavour
aimed at exploring the aetiology of individual human behaviour. The BSI
is a KNAW acknowledged research school providing excellent research
facilities and high-quality training for Phd-students.

Conditions of employment



Maximum salary amount in Euro’s a month 2.558
Employment basis: Temporary for specified period
Duration of the contract:

Maximum hours per week: 40

Additional conditions of employment:
The candidate will be appointed as a PhD student (1.0 FTE) for a period
of four years. The candidate’s performance will be evaluated after 18
months. If the evaluation is positive, the contract will be extended by
2½ years.

Additional Information


Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from:

dr. Gabriele Janzen
Telephone number: (0031)024-3614668
E-mail address: gabriele.janzen@fcdonders.ru.nl
 
Or additional information can be obtained through one of the following links.

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Application


You can apply for this job before 15-09-2008 by sending your application to:

Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen
Faculty of Social Sciences/P en O
Postbus 9104 6500 HE Nijmegen

E-mail address: vacancies@socsci.ru.nl

When applying for this job always mention the vacancy number 24.34.08.

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