Assistant Professor of Sensorimotor Neuroscience and Technology
Radboud University Faculty of Social Sciences
Netherlands

Assistant Professor of Sensorimotor Neuroscience and Technology

  • Employment: 0.8 - 1.0 FTE
  • Maximum gross monthly salary: € 5,826
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Required background: PhD
  • Duration of the contract: 2 years
  • Application deadline: 1 May 2021

We are looking for

The Donders Centre for Cognition (DCC), part of the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, and the School of Artificial Intelligence invite applications for an assistant professor position in Sensorimotor Neuroscience and Technology. We are looking for candidates with a clear research and teaching profile. Sensorimotor Neuroscience studies the neural mechanisms of perceptual processing, motor control and sensorimotor integration, building on the theory, methods, and findings of neuroscience, artificial intelligence, psychology, and related disciplines. For this new position, we seek candidates with expertise in AI techniques (e.g. probabilistic reasoning, optimal control, reinforcement learning, neural nets, deep learning) who know to apply such techniques to gain a better understanding of human sensorimotor behaviour in health and disease and can help us advance the development of intelligent technology with a view to improving the well-being of people. This position involves teaching courses in the Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes in Artificial Intelligence, particularly in the Intelligent Technology specialisation. You will also supervise students working on their Bachelor's or Master's theses.

We ask

  • A doctoral degree (PhD) in sensorimotor or cognitive neuroscience, artificial intelligence, or a related discipline.
  • Publications in major peer-reviewed scientific journals and/or peer-reviewed conferences proceedings.
  • Experience in the acquisition of external funding and an entrepreneurial mindset.
  • Proven ability to provide inspiring teaching in English.
  • A university teaching qualification (UTQ) is recommended.
  • Collaboration, ability and enthusiasm to work in a team.

We are

Strategically located in Europe, Radboud University 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 successful candidate will be embedded in the Donders Centre for Cognition and the School of Artificial Intelligence, both part of the Faculty of Social Sciences. DCC is one of the 4 centres of the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, and offers excellent research facilities, such as EEG, TMS and motion tracking labs, robotic manipulanda, motion platforms, neuromorphic computing facilities, access to fMRI and other neuroimaging facilities, an in-house technical support group and workshop and close connections to clinical departments. Research at the Donders Institute is focused around four themes: 1. Language and communication, 2. Perception, action and control, 3. Plasticity and memory, 4. Neural computation and neurotechnology. The Institute was assessed by an international evaluation committee as excellent and recognised as a 'very stimulating environment for top researchers, as well as for young talent'. The Donders Institute is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and as such encourages applications from women and minorities. English is the lingua franca at the Institute.

Radboud University

We want to get the best out of science, others and ourselves. Why? Because this is what the world around us desperately needs. Leading research and education make an indispensable contribution to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. This is what unites the more than 22,000 students and 5,000 employees at Radboud University. And this requires even more talent, collaboration and lifelong learning. You have a part to play!

We offer

  • Employment: 0.8 - 1.0 FTE.
  • You will be employed as an Assistant Professor level 2 (salary scale 11, maximum gross monthly salary of €5,127.- based on a 38-hour working week) or Assistant Professor level 1 (salary scale 12, maximum gross monthly salary of € 5,826.- based on a 38-hour working week), depending on your qualifications and (relevant) work experience.
  • In addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • Duration of the contract: 2 years. Permanent role if your performance is deemed satisfactory after a maximum of 4 years.
  • The intended start date is 1 September 2021, or as soon as possible.
  • 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.
  • Have a look at our excellent employment conditions. They include a good work-life balance (among other things because of the excellent leave arrangements), opportunities for development and a great pension scheme.

Would you like more information?

For more information about this vacancy, please contact:
Prof. Pieter Medendorp, Professor of Sensorimotor Neuroscience
Tel.: +31 24 361 60 41
Email: p.medendorp@donders.ru.nl 

Dr. Johan Kwisthout, Degree Programme Director Artificial Intelligence
Tel.: +31 24 365 59 77
Email: j.kwisthout@donders.ru.nl

Apply directly

Please address your application to Prof. Pieter Medendorp and submit it, using the application button, no later than 1 May 2021, 23:59 Amsterdam Time Zone.   

Your application should include the following attachments:

  • Letter of motivation.
  • CV including the names of two referees.
The first round of interviews will take place on 10 May 2021.

We drafted this vacancy to find and hire our new colleague ourselves. Recruitment agencies are kindly requested to refrain from responding.


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