PhD candidate, School Mental Health and Neuroscience, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences

Updated: about 2 months ago
Deadline: 06 Dec 2021

PhD candidate, School Mental Health and Neuroscience, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences
PhD candidate, School Mental Health and Neuroscience, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences
Published Deadline Location
22 Nov 6 Dec Maastricht

Job description

The Division of Mental Health, Maastricht University is looking for 1 motivated PhD student who is fluent in Dutch and English, to join a recently granted multipartner European research project in life sciences for that aims at personalizing medication prescription for psychiatric patients ( ). You will work on a highly innovative Horizon2020 project in a dynamic and stimulating work environment (A New Intervention for Implementation of Pharmacogenetics in Psychiatry | PSY-PGx Project | H2020 | CORDIS | European Commission (

  • max. 38 hours per week
  • €2434—€3111 per month
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Maastricht University (UM)


The successful candidate has a Master’s degree in Medicine, Neuroscience, Psychology 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 communication skills, who is willing and able to work independently as well as in an interdisciplinary research team. Experience with patient assessments, data collection and administration in eCRF in CASTOR, as well as statistics and data analysis are highly desirable. The candidate should have a very good command of English and Dutch (both written and oral) to be able to maintain excellent communication with patients, referrers and international fellow researchers.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 4 years.

The full-time position is offered for four years (1+3), with a yearly evaluation.
Your salary would be € 2.434,- gross per month in the first year up to € 3.111,- gross per month in the fourth year according to the PhD-candidate salary scale. On top of this, there is an 8% holiday and an 8.3% year-end allowance.

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  > About UM > Working at UM .

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. For more information, visit .

School for Mental Health and Neuroscience

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 Roos van Westrhenen and (PsyQ/Parnassia/Maastricht University), Professor Therese van Amelsvoort, and in collaboration with several international consortia. 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 ( ). We offer an extensive training and mentoring programme for PhD students, including the programme of the EURON graduate school ( ).

Additional information

Interested candidates are welcome to contact Dr. Roos van Westrhenen for further questions, email

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You can respond to this vacancy by sending your motivation letter and CV to: .

Mention also the vacancy number/job number (AT2021.456) and the project name in your application.

Maastricht University is committed to promoting and nurturing a diverse and inclusive community. We believe that diversity in our staff and student population contributes to the quality of research and education at UM, and strive to enable this through inclusive policies and innovative projects led by teams of staff and students. We encourage you to apply for this position.

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