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Assistant Professor Psychology (1.0 fte) (217102)


The University of Groningen is an innovative and research-driven institute in the Northern part of the Netherlands. It is an internationally oriented university with 30,000 students and 5.500 employees. Quality has been a top priority and as a consequence the University has a strong international reputation and maintains a firm – and rapidly increasing – position in the international university ranking lists.

Job description

The psychology department at the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences has drawn up an investment programme and intends to appoint an assistant professor, who recently finished their PhD, with an excellent record in research and teaching. We aim for candidates who are likely to acquire substantial external funding in the next few years.
Within the psychology department, we have 8 sub-departments (clinical psychology, clinical neuropsychology, developmental psychology, social and environmental psychology, organizational psychology, cognitive psychology and psychophysiology, statistics and methods of psychology, and theory and history of psychology), which all participate in research programmes, the curriculum of the bachelor and various master programmes. Positions are open in all fields of psychology.
The 8 sub-departments share responsibility for teaching in both the English and Dutch Bachelor’s of Science psychology degree programmes. Moreover, we have 11 Master of Science degree programmes. The psychology department also participates in the research master programme of the Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences. The successful candidate teaches and coordinates courses in Psychology, supervises bachelor, master and PhD students, and plays an active role in implementing new developments in the Psychology department’s teaching programme.
All sub-departments are part of the Heymans Institute of psychological research (HI). The HI provides a strong research environment with up to date research facilities. In addition to having strong research groups within the 8 sub-departments of the psychology department we also encourage collaborations between sub-departments to do research on specific themes.


We are looking for candidates who meet the following requirements:
• PhD in Psychology
• a competitive research track record commensurate with the level of appointment
• the motivation and potential to acquire externally financed projects such as a Veni, ERC starting grant, etc.
• teaching experience
• good collaboration and communication skills
• excellent academic writing and presentation skills
• the possession or the willingness to acquire a BKO (i.e. University Teaching Qualification).

Conditions of employment

The University of Groningen offers a salary depending on qualifications and work experience. For this position, the appointment will be at the Assistant Professor level. The salary is ranging from a minimum of € 3,427 to a maximum of € 4,691 gross per month (salary scale 11 of the Collective Labour Agreement of the Dutch Universities) for a full time position, plus an 8% holiday allowance, 8.3% end-of-year bonus and participation in a pension scheme for employees. Favourable tax agreements may apply to non-Dutch applicants.
You will be appointed for a period of a maximum of five years, with an evaluation moment after one year. Depending on the ability to attract funding for research projects, an extension of the appointment might be possible after these five years. The position is available immediately. The candidates for this position are expected to play an active role in both the teaching (55%) as well as the research programme (45%).

You may apply for this position until 30 April / 1 May 2017 Dutch local time by means of the application form (click on “Apply” below on the advertisement on the university website).
Interested candidates are requested to submit a letter of motivation, a curriculum vitae, a list of publications, statements of research and teaching interests and the names of two referees.

Unsolicited marketing is not appreciated.


At Radboud University, we do research and teach programmes covering the full width of the academic spectrum. We do this on a green, modern campus with state-of-the-art facilities. The atmosphere on campus is open and personal, which stimulates colleagues to share their knowledge beyond the boundaries of their own discipline. It encourages all to look further, to see more. Thus, Radboud University contributes to the development of new perspectives. Within science and within society. This makes Radboud University successful and of international importance.

PhD Position: Motor Learning in Alzheimer’s Disease (1.0 FTE)

Faculty of Social Sciences
Vacancy number: 24.12.17
Application deadline: 30 April 2017


Progressive memory loss is a defining feature of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), the most common cause of dementia. While AD is characterised by impaired explicit memory, procedural learning may be relatively intact. Motor learning is a form of procedural learning. Evidence suggests that AD patients are still able to learn new motor skills, but the underlying mechanisms are unknown. In this project, we will use psychophysics and MRI imaging techniques to examine how behavioural mechanisms of motor learning in Alzheimer patients relate to brain integrity and activity indices.

Work environment

The Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour focuses on state-of-the-art cognitive neuroscience, using a multidisciplinary approach, and offers excellent lab and neuroimaging facilities, PhD supervision and courses, and technical support. The project will be embedded in two Donders research themes: Perception, Action and Control (Prof. Medendorp’s group, www.sensorimotorlab.nl) and Plasticity and Memory (Prof. Kessels’ group). Prof. Kessels also works for the Radboud Alzheimer Center. The project will be embedded in the Centre for Cognition of the Donders Institute, which is part of the Faculty of Social Sciences, one of the largest faculties of Radboud University (Nijmegen, Netherlands).
The institute offers excellent research facilities, such as advanced EEG and eye-movement registration, lab space, excellent access to fMRI and other neuroimaging facilities and an in-house technical workshop. The Donders Institute is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and as such encourages applications from women and minorities.

What we expect from you

Preference will be given to candidates with an MSc in cognitive neuroscience, biomedical science or engineering, movement sciences, or a related field, who are highly motivated to conduct challenging interdisciplinary empirical and model-driven research. Experience with psychophysical and neuroimaging techniques and patient studies as well as strong programming skills and a demonstrable affinity with quantitative data analysis (e.g. Matlab, SPM) are highly desirable. Given the interaction with cognitively impaired patients, you should be able to communicate in Dutch.

What we have to offer

  • employment: 1.0 FTE;
  • in addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus;
  • the starting salary is €2,191 per month on a full-time basis, the salary will increase to €2,801 per month in the fourth year (p scale);
  • you will be classified as a Promovendus in the Dutch university job-ranking system (UFO);
  • you will be appointed as a PhD student for an initial period of 18 months, after which your performance will be evaluated. If the evaluation is positive, the contract will be extended by 2.5 years.

Are you interested in our excellent employment conditions?

Would you like to know more?

Further information on: Sensorimotor Control
Further information on: Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology
Further information on: Donders Graduate School for Cognitive Neuroscience

For more information about this vacancy, please contact:
Prof. Pieter Medendorp
Telephone: +31 24 3616041
E-mail: [email protected]

Prof. Roy Kessels
Telephone: +31 24 3612541
E-mail: [email protected]

Are you interested?

You should upload your application (attn. of Prof. Medendorp) exclusively using the button ‘Apply’ below. Your application should include (and be limited to) the following attachment(s):

  • Letter of motivation
  • CV

Start date: preferably 1 September 2017.


No commercial propositions please.


Ter overname: Multidisciplinair expertisecentrum voor medisch en psychologisch onderzoek in Noord Nederland.

Het betreft een praktijk van een klinisch neuropsycholoog. De cliënten van de praktijk komen uit opdrachten van bedrijfsartsen, verzekeringsartsen, arbeidsdeskundigen, (bedrijfs-) maatschappelijk werkers, medisch adviseurs van assuradeuren, (letselschade)advocaten en rechtbanken. Binnen de praktijk wordt parttime ook gewerkt door een medisch socioloog en 3 neurologen afkomstig vanuit een ziekenhuis en een psychiater. De overname betreft ook de aanwezige inventaris. Voor meer informatie kunt u contact opnemen met Frank Brusche, bedrijfskundig adviseur van VvAA [email protected] of tel. 06-53163880.