Research Assistants for DCCN (RA Pool Position) , Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging (0.8 - 1.0 FTE)

Radboud University of Nijmegen

Netherlands

October 31, 2021

Description

  • Research Assistants for DCCN (RA Pool Position)
  • Employment: 0.8 - 1.0 FTE
  • Gross monthly salary: € 2,367 - € 3,196
  • Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging
  • Required background: Research University Degree
  • Application deadline: 31 October 2021
  • Are you passionate about scientific research? And do you want to help conduct cutting-edge research on the topic of cognitive neuroscience? As a Research Assistant for the Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging, you help researchers collect the data they need in order to investigate the inner workings of the human brain.

    The Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging is currently recruiting research assistants for the research assistants (RA) pool to support research projects in humans conducted at DCCN. The research assistants in the RA pool build up expertise and are deployed in a diverse set of projects.

    Dependent on the projects at hand, you will be responsible for the participant study process: recruitment, inclusion and exclusion procedures, schedule appointments, informed consent procedure, explaining the experimental procedure and tasks to participants, train, assist and/or conduct behavioural studies, EEG, MEG and/or MRI recordings. You will be responsible for collecting, checking and archiving all documents essential according to Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines within the study. Your responsibilities will also include managing or performing data analysis under supervision and reporting.

    If successful in your application, you will be part of our RA pool. You will be linked to research projects which best match your skill set and your availability. The projects will vary in length, and may require flexibility in employability in the evenings and/ or weekends.

    Profile
  • Accuracy and patience are essential because of the nature of the studies.
  • You have at least a Master's degree in Cognitive Neuroscience, Psychology or a related field.
  • You have good organisational skills (planning appointments, managing datasets with information on participants).
  • You have a good command of English and preferably Dutch.
  • You have excellent social skills, a proactive attitude, and team spirit.
  • Preferably, you will have an ICH-GCP qualification or be willing to work towards one.
  • Preferably, experience with any of the following techniques: EEG, MEG, fMRI, Brain Stimulation (e.g., TMS, tACs, tDCs, tUS).
  • We are

    The mission of the Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging is to conduct cutting-edge research in cognitive neuroscience. Much of the rapid progress in this field is being driven by the development of complex neuro-imaging techniques for the in-vivo scanning of activity in the human brain - an area in which the Centre plays a leading role. The research themes cover central cognitive functions such as perception, action, attention, control, decision making, memory, language, learning and plasticity.

    Radboud University We want to get the best out of science, others and ourselves. Why? Because this is what the world around us desperately needs. Leading research and education make an indispensable contribution to a healthy, free world with equal opportunities for all. This is what unites the more than 24,000 students and 5,600 employees at Radboud University. And this requires even more talent, collaboration and lifelong learning. You have a part to play!

    We offer
  • Employment for 0.8 - 1.0 FTE.
  • The gross monthly salary amounts to a minimum of €2,367 and a maximum of €3,196 based on a 38-hour working week, depending on previous education and number of years of relevant work experience (salary scale 7).
  • You will receive 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
  • It concerns a temporary employment for 1 year.
  • 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 29 or 41 days of annual leave instead of the legally allotted 20.
  • Additional employment conditions

    Work and science require good employment practices. This is reflected in Radboud University's primary and secondary employment conditions. You can make arrangements for the best possible work-life balance with flexible working hours, various leave arrangements and working from home. You are also able to compose part of your employment conditions yourself, for example, exchange income for extra leave days and receive a reimbursement for your sports subscription. And of course, we offer a good pension plan. You are given plenty of room and responsibility to develop your talents and realise your ambitions. Therefore, we provide various training and development schemes.

    Would you like more information?

    For questions about the position, please contact Jordy van Langen, Research Assistant & Coordinator at or rapool@donders.ru.nl. Alternatively, you can contact Sabine Kooijman, Clinical Research Coordinator at or sabine.kooijman@donders.ru.nl.

    Practical information and applications

    You can apply until 31 October 2021, exclusively using the button below. Kindly address your application to Jordy van Langen. Please fill in the application form and attach the following documents:

  • Letter of motivation.
  • CV.
  • The first round of interviews will take place on Wednesday 3 November.

    We can imagine you're curious about our application procedure. It offers a rough outline of what you can expect during the application process, how we handle your personal data and how we deal with internal and external candidates.

    We drafted this vacancy to find and hire our new colleague ourselves. Recruitment agencies are kindly requested to refrain from responding.

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