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
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.
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
Preferably, experience with any of the following techniques: EEG, MEG,
fMRI, Brain Stimulation (e.g., TMS, tACs, tDCs, tUS).
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.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you can
contact Sabine Kooijman, Clinical Research Coordinator at or
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.
The first round of interviews will take place on Wednesday 3 November.
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