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Maastricht, Netherlands – Postdoc Job in ERC-Synergy project – Cognitive Neuroscience

Maastricht University (UM)

The Netherlands

Postdoc position at the Dept. of Cognitive Neuroscience, Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience, Maastricht University, The Netherlands – Oct 2021.

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General Info

Position: Postdoc
No. of Positions: 1
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Deadline to Apply: Expired
Joining Date: -
Contract Period: 2 Years
Salary: According to Standard Norms

Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience
Dept. of Cognitive Neuroscience
Maastricht University (UM)

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Qualification Details

Candidates should have a (research) master degree in (Cognitive) Neuroscience, (Biomedical) Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics or Statistics and a PhD in sensory or computational neuroscience, or Computer Science and experience with fMRI data analysis/signal analysis. In addition, candidates should have experience with scientific programming (Matlab or any other language). Research experience in one or more of the following topics/techniques will be strongly valued: machine learning, pattern recognition.

Responsibilities/Job Description

The positions are part of an ERC-Synergy grant RELEVANCE jointly awarded to prof. de Gelder (Maastricht), Giese (Tübingen), Vogels (KU Leuven)

The project RELEVANCE aims to understand how the brain evolved special structures to process highly relevant social stimuli like bodies and to reveal how social vision sustains adaptive behavior. The project will develop a mechanistic and computational understanding of the visual processing of bodies and interactions through integrating advanced methods from multiple disciplines: psychophysics, Ecog and high-field functional imaging in combination with computer animation, virtual reality and neural stimulation in humans; single unit electrophysiology with causal techniques in monkeys, and development of biologically-Informed deep neural network models that unify the data.

For Maastricht University (

The post-doc will be integrated in the research that takes place at the Department for Cognitive Neuroscience and the Maastricht Brain Imaging Center at Maastricht University, which has access to a new MR-lab with 3 Tesla, 7 Tesla and 9.4 Tesla human MRI systems (

The primary responsibilities of the post-doc will be:

  • to actively participate in the experimental design, analysis (and acquisition) of 7 Tesla MRI data
  • collaborate with the other members of the synergy team and co-supervise Phd students
  • writing and publishing of articles

How to Apply?

Online Application through "Apply Now" Button from this page or from advertisement webpage (URL below)

Reference Number: -AT2021.133
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About the Department

Department of Cognitive Neuroscience

Maastricht Brain Imaging CentreThe Maastricht Brain Imaging Centre (M-BIC) is a research center founded by the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience of Maastricht University. It offers research facilities that were newly established within the Brains Unlimited project, including high (3 Tesla) and ultra-high (7 and 9.4 Tesla) magnetic fields MR scanners. The research core of M-BIC is formed by the Cognitive Neuroscience field, one of the four departments through which the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience conducts its research.

Department of Cognitive NeuroscienceFaculty of Psychology & Neuroscience, Maastricht University, The NetherlandsBrain and Emotion group, Maastricht Brain Imaging Centre (MBIC).

About the Employer: Maastricht University (UM)

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Contact details

For more information, please contact:Prof. dr. B. de Gelder.Email:

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