PhD candidate at the School for Mental Health and Neuroscience (Division of Mental Health), for the project "Resilience versus risk of CNV carriers for neurodevelopmental disorders: moving towards prediction of clinical outcome”.

Updated: 2 months ago
Deadline: 04 Apr 2021

PhD candidate at the School for Mental Health and Neuroscience (Division of Mental Health), for the project "Resilience versus risk of CNV carriers for neurodevelopmental disorders: moving towards prediction of clinical outcome”.
PhD candidate at the School for Mental Health and Neuroscience (Division of Mental Health), for the project "Resilience versus risk of CNV carriers for neurodevelopmental disorders: moving towards prediction of clinical outcome”.
Published Deadline Location
8 Mar 4 Apr Maastricht

The PhD will be conducted at the School for Mental Health and Neuroscience, Division Mental Health, in the Genetic Imaging group, under the supervision of Dr Dennis van der Meer, Professor Therese van Amelsvoort and Professor David Linden, and in collaboration with several international consortia.
Job description

The Division of Mental Health, Maastricht University, is looking for a motivated PhD student with a background in Neuroscience, Biostatistics, Psychiatry, or a related field to investigate the relation between rare genetic variants (copy number variations, CNVs) and mental health. Specifically, this project aims to find genetic and environmental risk or resilience factors that influence the relation between CNVs, neuroimaging measures, and psychiatric disorders. For this,  the student will work on the largest neuroimaging datasets in the world, supported by an international group of collaborators.

 


Specifications
  • 38—40 hours per week
  • €2395—€3061 per month
  • Maastricht View on Google Maps

Maastricht University (UM)


Requirements

The successful candidate has a Master’s degree in Neuroscience, Biostatistics, Medicine or a related field and a strong interest in the neurobiology of psychiatric disorders. We are looking for an innovative, enthusiastic and creative personality with excellent writing skills, who is willing and able to work independently as well in an interdisciplinary research team. Experience with statistics and programming and knowledge of genetics and/or neuroimaging are highly desirable. The candidate should have a very good command of English (both written and oral).


Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 4 years.

Temporary employment for 4 years. The first year will be a probation period, after a positive assessment the position will be extended for another 3 years, which happens in the vast majority of cases.
Your salary would be € 2.395,- gross per month in the first year up to € 3.061,- gross per month in the fourth year according to the PhD-candidate salary scale. Each year an evaluation will take place.

The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO). Furthermore, local UM provisions also apply. For more information look at the website http://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl > Support > UM employees .


Employer
Maastricht University

Maastricht University is renowned for its unique, innovative, problem-based learning system, which is characterized by a small-scale and student-oriented approach. Research at UM is characterized by a multidisciplinary and thematic approach, and is concentrated in research institutes and schools. Maastricht University has around 20,000 students and 4,700 employees. Reflecting the university's strong international profile, a fair amount of both students and staff are from abroad. The university hosts 6 faculties: Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Faculty of Law, School of Business and Economics, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience.


Department

The School for Mental Health and Neuroscience (MHeNS) is one of the Research Institutes of FHML, with more than 270 PhD students and around 100 faculty members (https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/research/mhens/mhens/mhens).

We offer an extensive training and mentoring programme for PhD students, including the programme of the EURON graduate school (https://euronschool.eu/).


Additional information

Interested candidates are welcome to contact Dr van der Meer for further questions: dennis.vandermeer@maastrichtuniversity.nl



Application procedure

You can send your application, with a current CV and motivation letter, to: hrm-rw-vacatures@maastrichtuniversity.nl

Please mention also the vacancy number/job number (AT2021.75) and the project name in your application.

Maastricht University is committed to nurturing an inclusive culture and a welcoming atmosphere. This inclusiveness strategy has resulted in a very diverse representation of nationalities and cultures. We strongly believe that diversity (including, but not limited to nationality, age and gender) of the staff and student population will increase the quality of UM education & research. Fostering diversity and inclusivity creates an academic community where individual talents thrive, and values and differences are cherished. We strongly encourage you to apply if you are qualified for this position.


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Apply via postal mail

hrm-rw-vacatures@maastrichtuniversity.nl

Don't forget to mention AcademicTransfer and the job number: AT2021.75 in your letter.


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