Postdoctoral Researcher at the Donders Centre for Cognition: Sensorimotor Neuroscience and Rehabilitation Technology

Updated: about 1 month ago
Deadline: 17 Mar 2024

1.0 FTE

Gross monthly salary
€ 4,332 - € 5,929

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Organizational unit
Faculty of Social Sciences

Application deadline
17 March 2024

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We are looking for a motivated postdoctoral researcher with expertise in computational models of perception and action and an interest in model and algorithm development and revalidation approaches to participate in a consortium project called 'Smart technologies for personalized home care for neurological pediatric patients (RE:HOME)'. 
This project, involving partners from France, Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands, is funded by Interreg North-West Europe (NWE), a European Territorial Cooperation programme contributing to a better quality of life and well-being of all NWE citizens. The aim of the RE:HOME project is to build and test a rehabilitation platform that enables home rehabilitation in a safe and controlled way through personalised feedback and monitoring of health data, rehabilitation progress and quality of life. Within this project, you will be involved in developing algorithms for monitoring and assessment of motor behaviour in the hospital and home setting, with an emphasis on sensorimotor integration within the perception-action cycle. Patient studies will be performed to explain human functioning, understand disorders, and test new technologies.  You will work closely together with colleagues from the Donders Institute and the Sint Maartenskliniek, a rehabilitation hospital in Nijmegen, and a partner within the consortium. Your responsibilities may also include some management, mentoring (PhD, MSc and BSc), and teaching related tasks.
  • You have a PhD in a relevant field (e.g. sensorimotor neuroscience, human movement sciences, biomedical engineering, artificial intelligence, computational neuroscience). 
  • You have a demonstrable interest and experience in probabilistic and/or other modelling approaches to sensorimotor control.
  • You have good social, communication and organisational skills.
  • You are a team player.
  • Experience with behavioural and patient studies would be useful, and experience supervising students at various levels would be advantageous.

We are

The Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour is a world-class interfaculty research centre that houses more than 700 researchers devoted to understanding the mechanistic underpinnings of the human mind. Research at the Donders Institute is focused around four themes: 1. Language and communication , 2. Perception, action and decision-making , 3. Development and lifelong plasticity , 4. Natural computing & neurotechnology . Excellent, state-of-the-art research facilities are available for the broad range of neuroscience research that is being conducted at the Donders Institute. The Donders Institute has been 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 fosters a collaborative, multidisciplinary, supportive research environment with a diverse international staff. English is the lingua franca at the Institute.

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  • It concerns an employment for 1.0 FTE.
  • The gross monthly salary amounts to a minimum of €4,332 and a maximum of €5,929 based on a 38-hour working week, depending on previous education and number of years of relevant work experience (salary scale 11 ).
  • You will receive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • It concerns a temporary employment for two + one year(s)
  • 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.
  • Working for us means getting extra days off. In case of full-time employment, you can choose between 30 or 41 days of annual leave instead of the legally allotted 20.

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For questions about the position, please contact Prof. Pieter Medendorp, Professor of Sensorimotor Neuroscience, at 024 361 60 41 or [email protected] .
Practical information and applying
You can apply until 17 March 2024, exclusively using the button below. Kindly address your application to Prof. Pieter Medendorp. Please fill in the application form and attach the following documents:
  • A letter of motivation.
  • Your CV, including the names of two referees.
The first round of interviews will by the end of March. You would preferably begin employment as soon as possible.
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