Postdoctoral Researcher: Neurocognitive Mechanisms of Learning in Early Childhood at the Donders Centre for Cognition

Updated: 30 days ago
Deadline: 29 May 2024

14 May 2024
Job Information

Radboud University
Research Field

Cultural studies
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)

Application Deadline

29 May 2024 - 00:00 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Not Applicable
Hours Per Week

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

Do you want to contribute to cutting-edge research in developmental cognitive neuroscience? And do you aim to understand the mechanisms responsible for the remarkable development during the first years of life and why children differ in their developmental outcomes? Join our international research team as a postdoctoral researcher!
We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher to join the BabyBRAIN lab. In this position, you will conduct research on learning and curiosity in early development, using behavioural, neuroscientific and modelling approaches. You will work closely with Prof. Sabine Hunnius and Dr Marlene Meyer and will be involved in the supervision of ongoing PhD projects.

Specific Requirements
  • You hold a PhD in Developmental Cognitive Science or Developmental Psychology.
  • You have a strong motivation to conduct interdisciplinary empirical research at the intersection of developmental psychology and cognitive science.
  • You have experience with tools for quantitative data analysis such as Matlab or Python. Experience with computational modelling is a plus.
  • You possess proven problem-solving skills and an ability to take a strong, positive and proactive approach to work.
  • You have experience with experimental developmental psychology. Experience with mathematical modelling of behaviour is a plus.
  • You possess excellent collaborative and communication skills.
  • You are versatile, flexible and have the ability to work in a team as well as independently.

Additional Information
  • We will give you a temporary employment contract of 2.5 years.
  • Your salary within salary scale 11 depends on your previous education and number of years of relevant work experience. The amounts in the scale are based on a 38-hour working week.
  • You will receive an 8% holiday allowance and an 8,3% end-of-year bonus.
  • You will be able to use our Dual Career and Family Support Service . The Dual Career Programme assists your partner via support, tools, and resources to improve their chances of independently finding employment in the Netherlands. Our Family Support Service helps you and your partner feel welcome and at home by providing customised assistance in navigating local facilities, schools, and amenities. Also take a look at our support for international staff page to discover all our services for international employees.
  • You will receive extra days off. With full-time employment, you can choose between 30 or 41 days of annual leave instead of the statutory 20.

Work and science require good employment practices. This is reflected in Radboud University's primary and secondary employment conditions . You can make arrangements for the best possible work-life balance with flexible working hours, various leave arrangements and working from home. You are also able to compose part of your employment conditions yourself, for example, exchange income for extra leave days and receive a reimbursement for your sports subscription. And of course, we offer a good pension plan. You are given plenty of room and responsibility to develop your talents and realise your ambitions. Therefore, we provide various training and development schemes.

Additional comments

All applications must be made online using the button below. Hard copy or email applications will not be processed. Address your letter of application to Sabine Hunnius and Marlene Meyer. Please provide a brief cover letter, highlighting qualifications and motivation, and a current CV, listing relevant experience and providing the contact details of two referees.
The first interviews will take place on 7 June. You will preferably start your employment on 1 September.
We can imagine you're curious about our application procedure .

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Radboud Universiteit
Postal Code
Houtlaan 4

Where to apply



Houtlaan 4
Postal Code

6525 XZ


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