Postdoctoral Researcher for Neuroscience
Radboud University

Postdoctoral Researcher for Neuroscience

  • 32 - 40 hours per week
  • Maximum gross monthly salary: € 4,274
  • Faculty of Science
  • Job level: PhD
  • Duration of the contract: 2 years
  • Application deadline: 29 March 2020


We are looking for


As a postdoctoral researcher you will design experiments together with the PI, perform (with assistance) surgical implantation of electrode arrays, prepare and conduct electrophysiological experiments in behaving rodents, analyse data and prepare manuscripts.

You will have the opportunity to write grants, to participate in peer reviews of journal articles, to contribute to teaching and the organization of events.

We ask


  • You are dedicated, reliable, detail-oriented, well-organised and work well with others.
  • Experience in in vivo electrophysiology, including surgical implantation of electrodes.
  • Some experience with animal behaviour.
  • Some experience in data analysis in MATLAB or Python.
  • Good communication and writing skills in English.

We are


Radboud University ranks 35th in the US News Best Global Universities Rankings for neuroscience and behaviour. At Radboud, neuroscience and behavioural research is mainly represented by the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour (DI), an institute which fosters extensive collaboration among experts in diverse disciplines to tackle challenges in modern neuroscience. The DI comprises four research centres. Our brand new research group is part of the Donders Centre for Neuroscience, which is affiliated with the Faculty of Science.

The goal of our group is to understand how cognitive control processes (e.g. flexible adaptation in strategy, inhibitory control) are supported by intra- and interlaminar cortical microcircuits as well as network-level long-range communications. We have extensive expertise in the design of novel behavioural paradigms in rodents, motion tracking, high-density electrophysiology and advanced data analyses at the ensemble and network levels. Together with other groups at our Centre, we enjoy a strong synergy in sharing interest, technology and expertise, in a collegial atmosphere. We have access to an animal facility well equipped for a wide range of procedures, supported by a team of experienced technicians. We also have access to a machine shop within the Department of Biophysics as well as a state-of-art technology centre serving the Faculty's innovative needs. To help postdoctoral researchers achieve their ambitions, the DI has designed a customisable professional development plan for postdoctoral researchers and provides ample resources for the development of specific skills. Our group is deeply committed to the professional advancement of postdoctoral researchers. Postdoctoral positions at Radboud come with a competitive salary, holiday pay, year-end bonus and other benefits. Partners of postdocs have access to the Dual Career Centre.

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 and collaboration. You have a part to play!

We offer

  • Employment: 32 - 40 hours per week.
  • A maximum gross monthly salary of € 4.274 based on a 38-hour working week (salary scale 10).
  • The exact salary depends on the candidate's qualifications and amount of relevant professional experience.
  • In addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • Duration of the contract: 2 years.
  • The intended start date is 1 May 2020.
  • You will be able to make use of our Dual Career Service: our Dual Career Officer will assist with family-related support, such as child care, and help your partner prepare for the local labour market and with finding an occupation.
  • Are you interested in our excellent employment conditions?

Would you like more information?

For more information about this vacancy, please contact:
L. Ma, Assistant Professor
Tel.: + 31 627917319

Apply directly


Please address your application to L. Ma and submit it, using the application button, no later than 29 March 2020, 23:59 Amsterdam Time Zone.   

Your application should include the following attachments:

  • Motivation Letter.
  • Cv.


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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