One postdoc position is open at Tilburg University (The Netherlands), in close collaboration with Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (Israel). The position is funded by the Sara van Dam project grant of the Royal Academy of Sciences (KNAW), awarded to Dr. Marion van den Heuvel and Dr. Yoni Levy (see link). The position is for an initial period of 1 year and can be either full-time or part-time.
The successful candidate will be involved in the investigation of mother-child neural synchrony. The project investigates the way that brains of mothers and their infants/children connect (using dual-EEG measurement) during social interaction, and how this connection is affected by trauma. The Dutch cohort will specialize in maternal childhood trauma, while the cohort in Israel will specialize in war trauma.
Applicants should have a background in psychology, developmental neuroscience, cognitive science or equivalent, and a keen interest in studies of the neural basis of social interactions, emotions, development and cognition. Knowledge and experience with (infant/child) EEG, brain connectivity, and graph theory is an advantage. Strong computational and programming skills are preferred.
The successful applicant is anticipated to participate in all stages of the project, including empirical data collection, data-analysis and writing of manuscripts for publication in international peer reviewed journals. However, most time will be spend on the analyses and visualization of neural synchrony. The position will be based at Tilburg University, The Netherlands but will involve short visits to Israel. Fluency in English (writing and speaking) as well as ability to work as a member of a team is expected.
Terms of Employment Tilburg University is among the top Dutch employers and has an excellent policy concerning terms of employment. The collective employment terms and conditions for Dutch universities apply. Depending on the candidates’ experience, the salary for the position of junior researcher 4 on a fulltime basis ranges between 2709 euro and 4274 euro gross per month. We offer a position for 0.8 – 1.0 FTE. Furthermore, an attractive package of benefits, including, sports facilities, an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year allowance. If applicable we can apply for the 30% tax regulation.
More information More information about Tilburg University and Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences can be found on: www. tilburguniversity.edu/nl/. If you wish to learn more about the position, please contact Dr. Marion I. van den Heuvel (email@example.com) and Dr. Yoni Levy (firstname.lastname@example.org). For further questions regarding the application procedure, please contact HR email@example.com.
Application Candidates can apply by submitting a motivation letter indicating how the candidate meets the requirements set out above, a curriculum vitae including a publication list, and contact details of two academic references.
The most promising candidates will be invited for a Skype meeting with the principle investigators from both the Netherlands and Israel.
Applications and accompanying documents should be submitted before April 17, 2020 using the link below. Please mention the vacancy number in all of your correspondence.
Organization Tilburg University is a modern university, specialized in social sciences and humanities and is internationally known for its high standards in education and scientific research as well as its good facilities. The Tilburg University campus offers both quietness and connectivity as it is located in a wooded park, ten minutes away from the city center, main highways, and railways. It is a mid-sized city of 200,000 inhabitants in the South of the Netherlands, in proximity to cities like Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris, and London, and Tilburg is thus located at the very heart of Europe.
Tilburg University is committed to diversity as a self-evident value within its organization. Diversity, inclusion, and equality are important key priorities of the university’s HR policy.
Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences The Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences accommodates the traditional disciplines of Psychology and Sociology but also comprises unique multidisciplinary research areas for Health, Care & Well-Being, People, Work, & Organizations together with research groups which take social issues as a starting point. The inspiring working environment where involvement and cooperation are considered to be basic principles, challenges our staff to realize their ambitions.
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