Ph.D. Student In The Field Of Affective Neuroscience Ghent University Department of Head and Skin Belgium

Ph.D. Student In The Field Of Affective Neuroscience

 

 

 

Last application date

    Jun 01, 2019 08:00

Department

    GE34 - Department of Head and Skin

Employment category

    Doctoral fellow

Contract

    Limited duration

Degree

    The successful candidate has a master degree in Psychology, and has a strong affinity with experimental psychopathology research.

Occupancy rate

    100%

Vacancy Type

    Research staff

 

Job description

 

Research project

 

The Ph.D. student will be enrolled in a new research project where the combination of distinct noninvasive brain stimulation techniques will be tested to maximize the required changes in brain activity. In this project, a multi-method neurocognitive experimental approach will be used, integrating cognitive and psychophysiological measures in the context of stress.

Profile of the candidate

 

Profile

 

We are looking for a highly motivated applicant. The successful candidate has a master degree in Psychology, and has a strong affinity with experimental psychopathology research.

 

Extra requirements

 

     Good knowledge of statistical analysis (R-package and SPSS)

      Being acquainted with psychophysiology measurements (Heart Rate Variability, Skin Conductance, cortisol)

      Being acquainted with e-prime

      Experience with neurostimulation (transcranial Direct Current Stimulation, transcranial magnetic stimulation, transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation)

      Experience with stress paradigms

      Proficiency in Matlab programming

 

How to apply

 

Applications

 

Letters of application, including a motivation letter, CV and a copy of certificates mentioning all grades of the separate courses during the bachelor and master degree, can be send by email to Prof. Marie-Anne Vanderhasselt, before June 1th 2019. The requirements (e.g. programming skills) will be checked.

 

Additional information

 

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Marie-Anne Vanderhasselt - MarieAnne.Vanderhasselt@UGent.be

 

Conditions

 

The project starts September 1st 2019. It is an assignment for a period of 3 years. After the first year, there will be an evaluation regarding the prospects of successful completion of the Ph.D. project within the next two years. We offer a dynamic, stimulating and supportive research environment. Scholarship: +/- €24.000 net/year (all included).


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