|Publicatiedatum||23 mei 2019|
|Sluitingsdatum||8 juli 2019|
|Functieomvang||38 hours per week|
|Salarisindicatie||€3,637 gross per month|
We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher in the field of Cognitive Neuroscience, with strong skills in data analysis, and experience in measuring individual differences with DTI and fMRI. You will be involved in a project on disproportionate strong emotional responses to particular sounds. This study is part of a large international program set up by a U.S-based foundation (REAM) to further our understanding of misophonia. You will work in the interdisciplinary and international Brain and Cognition research group at the Psychology Department of the University of Amsterdam (UvA).
What will you be doing?
This neuroimaging postdoc project, 'disproportionate emotional responses to sounds', seeks to better understand the debilitating condition of misophonia. Individuals with misophonia experience a strong negative ('fight or flight') response to seemingly ordinary sounds, e.g., someone eating an apple. Little is known about what are the mechanisms involved, and what causes these conditions in which specific sensory stimuli lead to a strong physical and/or emotional response.
In this particular project you will:
While testing the hyper-connectivity hypothesis is the main goal in this project, there are other research opportunities:
What do we require of you?
What can we offer you?
The Psychology Department offers an excellent and stimulating working environment; you are surrounded by world-renowned researchers, work with excellent technical equipment, and are provided with research-dedicated technical support. You will have access to the meetings of the Psychology Department itself as well as of the institutes in which the Department takes part; the unique collaborative interdisciplinary research community "Amsterdam Brain and Cognition center" (ABC), and the "Spinoza Institute", a frontline neuroimaging research institute for fundamental and clinical neuroscientific research.
The Faculty of Social and Behavioural Science is a challenging work environment with a variety of duties and ample scope for individual initiative and development within an inspiring organization. The social and behavioural sciences play a leading role in addressing the major societal challenges faced by the world, the Netherlands and Amsterdam, now and in the future. To work at the University of Amsterdam is to work in a discerning, independent, creative, innovative and international climate characterised by an open atmosphere and a genuine engagement with the city of Amsterdam and society.
Do you have any questions or do you require additional information? Please contact:
The position concerns a temporary appointment for a term of 12 months. If the candidate proves suitable the project may be extended; the candidate will then be invited to co-write our follow-up grant proposal to be submitted at the same international program (funded by the REAM foundation), providing favourable chances for an extension of this project for another 2 years (24 months).
Starting date is preferably 26 August but other dates can be discussed.
Salary is €3,637 gross per month for a 38-hour working week (in keeping with scale 11-0 for candidates with PhD), as per the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities. We additionally offer an extensive package of secondary employee benefits, including a generous holiday scheme and year-end bonus. Because we value your continued personal development and professionalisation, we also offer excellent opportunities for study and development.
The UvA is an equal-opportunity employer. We prioritise diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for everyone. We value a spirit of enquiry and perseverance, provide the space to keep asking questions, and promote a culture of curiosity and creativity.
Does this profile sound like you? If so, we are eager to receive your CV and covering letter, and the names of two references (will only be contacted with your permission).
You can apply online by clicking on the link below.
The deadline for applications is 8 July 2019. #LI-DNP
No agencies please