Maastricht University

Assistant Professor in Neuroimaging Research or Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics - Maastricht

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Plaatsingsdatum 02-05-2018 Functiecategorie Onderwijs / Coaching / Trainers
Standplaats Maastricht Niveau Professional
Opleidingsniveau WO / PhD Dienstverband Vast contract - Bepaalde tijd m...
Uren 38 Salaris Good employment conditions
Maastricht University
2 Assistant Professors in ‘Neuroimaging Research’ or ‘Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics’

Maastricht University – Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, School of Mental Health and Neuroscience (MHeNs)

Our research institute
The School of MHeNs investigates the causes, mechanisms and treatments of mental disorders and disease of the nervous and sensory systems. Neuroimaging and neuropsychiatric genetics and genomics are amongst the strategic focus areas of the school. Examples of successful established neuroimaging activities include the imaging programmes in neurodegenerative diseases (for example Alzheimer’s disease) and neurodevelopmental diseases (for example 22q11.2 deletion syndrome), the neurovascular imaging programme in stroke, the Maastricht study and the development of new clinical neurofeedback protocols. Prominent projects in neuropsychiatric genetics and genomics include the European gene x environment interaction programme and other programmes on the genetic and epigenetic causal factors involved in the development of psychosis, stress disorders and neurodegenerative diseases. Our neuroimaging research is conducted in close collaboration with the Maastricht Brain Imaging Centre at the Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience and with several international imaging consortia. Our genetics and genomics research is supported by excellent in house facilities for genetic and epigenetic analysis and bioinformatics, close collaboration with the University’s genetics departments and with several international consortia.

Selection criteria
We are looking for highly motivated academics who are interested in leading a research programme in neuroimaging research and/ or neuropsychiatric genetics and genomics that is aligned with the strategy of the School of MHeNs and the Department of Psychiatry and Neuropsychology of Maastricht University. Suitable candidates will have a PhD degree in neuroscience, genetics, or another area related to the profile of the post, and several years of postdoctoral experience. We expect that candidates will have an established international track record (documented by publications in leading journals) in neuroimaging and/ or neuropsychiatric genetics and genomics and ideally also the ability to combine both areas of expertise. They should also have a strong background in the relevant quantitative/ bioinformatics methodologies. We expect a research focus that is highly compatible with one of our existing programmes, but also that candidates will develop or establish new methodologies at Maastricht. We are committed to interdisciplinary work in clinical and translational neuroscience and expect candidates to share our interdisciplinary outlook.

Fluency in English is a prerequisite, and non-Dutch speaking applicants should be willing to learn Dutch (basic level). The candidate should be an enthusiastic teacher and have demonstrated ability in thesis supervision and teaching coordination roles. Experience with course development is an asset. The candidate is able to stimulate student learning, and experience with teaching in international classrooms is preferable. The candidate is expected to be a team player, to have an open, effective management style, and be ready to fulfil an administrative role in the faculty.

Salary and conditions
Successful candidates will be offered contracts on the appropriate scale of the CAO UM

Informal enquiries about the vacancies can be directed to the scientific director of the School of MHeNs, Prof David Linden (

Please apply online via the 'Apply' button.

Agency calls not appreciated
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Deze vacature betreft een fulltime functie.

Functiecategorie(ën) Onderwijs / Coaching / Trainers
Branch(es) Onderwijs / Opleiding
Provincie(s) Limburg
Trefwoorden Vacancy, Full-time, Maastricht, University assistant professor, Research.


Contactpersoon David Linden