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Position: Postdoctoral position in neuroimaging/neurofeedback
Institution: Maastricht University
Location: Maastricht, Limburg, Netherlands
Duties: The aim of the project is to improve our mechanistic understanding of the therapeutic effects of deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease and, on this basis, develop new protocols for neurofeedback (using real-time functional MRI data) that will enable patients to self-regulate pathophysiological circuits. The appointee will work in a stimulating and vibrant inter-faculty research environment and get the opportunity of international exchange visits with our consortium partners. Appropriate training and mentorship will be provided
Requirements: Suitable candidates will have a PhD degree in neuroscience, psychology, computer science or another related discipline, experience in neuroimaging and very good quantitative skills and computer literacy. Willingness to collaborate in an international consortium and enthusiasm for interaction with our patient user group are further prerequisites
   
Text: Postdoctoral position in neuroimaging/ neurofeedback - Maastricht University - Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, School of Mental Health and Neuroscience (MHeNs) Published Deadline Location yesterday 26 Nov Maastricht We are looking for highly motivated candidates with a broad knowledge and interest in the field of clinical neurosciences. Job description Our research institute The School of MHeNS (https://mhens.mumc.maastrichtuniversity.nl/) investigates the causes, mechanisms and treatments of mental disorders and disease of the nervous and sensory systems. Our neuroimaging research is conducted in close collaboration with the Maastricht Brain Imaging Centre at the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience (MBIC) (https://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/research/m-bic/m-bic-research) and with several international imaging consortia. The position is embedded in two of our thematic priority lines, neuroimaging and neuromodulation. In our neuromodulation programme, clinicians and researchers from several departments (neurosurgery, neurology, psychiatry, anaesthesiology, urology, otorhinolaryngology) collaborate on the mechanistic understanding of neuromodulation for neurological, psychiatric and sensory disorders and on the development of new invasive and non-invasive neuromodulation therapies. The project The project will be part of the JPND NEURIPIDES consortium, coordinated by Professor David Linden ( https://www.neurodegenerationresearch.eu/initiatives/annual-calls-for-proposals/closed-calls/open-calls/novel-imaging-and-brain-stimulation-methods-and-technologies/ ). The post-holder will also work closely with Professor Rainer Goebel (MBIC) and Professor Yasin Temel (head of the department of neurosurgery). The aim of the project is to improve our mechanistic understanding of the therapeutic effects of deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease and, on this basis, develop new protocols for neurofeedback (using real-time functional MRI data) that will enable patients to self-regulate pathophysiological circuits. The appointee will work in a stimulating and vibrant inter-faculty research environment and get the opportunity of international exchange visits with our consortium partners. Appropriate training and mentorship will be provided. Specifications 38—40 hours per week €3353—€5127 per month Maastricht View on Google Maps Maastricht University (UM) Requirements Suitable candidates will have a PhD degree in neuroscience, psychology, computer science or another related discipline, experience in neuroimaging and very good quantitative skills and computer literacy. Willingness to collaborate in an international consortium and enthusiasm for interaction with our patient user group are further prerequisites. Conditions of employment Fixed-term contract: 1 year, that can be extended with 2 years. We offer a temporary position for 1 year that can be extended with 2 years. Depending on experience and qualification, the gross monthly salary is scale 10 or scale 11 (max. € 5.127,-). 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 18,000 students and 4,400 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. Additional information Informal enquiries about the vacancies can be directed to the scientific director of the School of MHeNS, Prof David Linden (secr-mhens@maastrichtuniversity.nl). Twitter
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