VisionScienceList: post-doc position Amsterdam

From: Jan Theeuwes (
Date: Fri Apr 28 2000 - 00:48:52 PDT

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    The Biological Psychology (Prof. Dorret Boomsma) Clinical Neuropsychology (Prof. Joe Sergeant) and Cognitive Psychology (Prof. Jan Theeuwes) departments of the faculty of Psychology of the Vrije University of Amsterdam use brain imaging techniques like fMRI and MEG to study the relationship between brain and behavior. The research is conducted in close collaboration with the Research Institute Neurosciences VU (RINVU) of the Faculty of Medicine (Prof. Menno Witter). Research issues addressed are: behavioral genetics, cognitve ageing, stress, ADHD, and attention. Research will be carried out on healthy subjects as well as patients. The candidate will have access to various state of the art imaging equipment (including a 1.5 Tesla MRI scanner and a 151 channel whole head MEG system). There is technical support to operate the equipment.

    The candidate will assist and advise researchers of the different departments in developing paradigms, methodologies and analyzing techniques suited for brain imaging techniques such as fMRI and MEG.

    The successful candidate will have a strong background and demonstrated research program in human cognition with an emphasis on brain-behavior relationships. Some experience with fMRI and MEG is required. Applicants with a strong background in methodology, computer science, and/or physics may also apply. Excellent communication skills and flexibility on part of the applicant are required as the candidate will have to collaborate with researchers from different departments.

    The candidate will be part of the Department of Cognitive Psychology (Prof. Jan Theeuwes). The contract is for a period of two years

    For more information regarding this position, please contact Jan Theeuwes (

    Starting time is flexible. The deadline for receiving applications is May 21, 2000. Individuals with the above mentioned expertise are encouraged to apply. Please send a CV, a summary of past research experience, and a letter explaining current interest in this position to

    Vrije Universiteit

    D. Schinkelshoek, Faculty Management

    Faculty of Psychology

    Van der Boechorststraat 1

    1081 BT Amsterdam

    The Netherlands

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