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

Ph.D. student in the field of Affective Neuroscience




Last application date

    Jun 01, 2019 08:00


    GE34 - Department of Head and Skin

Employment category

    Doctoral fellow


    Limited duration


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

Occupancy rate


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




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




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 -




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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