PhD position at Department of Experimental and Applied Psychology of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel


We are seeking a highly motivated PhD student for a 4-year project on the role of consciousness in cognitive control. The project will be supervised by Eva Van den Bussche (Vrije Universiteit Brussel; in collaboration with Tom Verguts (Universiteit Gent;

Supervisor and co-supervisor are specialized in consciousness and cognitive control, respectively. Each department (Brussels and Ghent) provides a stimulating environment for cognitive neuroscience research.

Candidates should have a Master's degree in psychology, (cognitive) neuroscience, or a related discipline on the starting date. He or she will mostly carry out behavioral and fMRI experiments. Experience with these techniques is an asset. We have access to a research-dedicated 3T Siemens MR scanner and state-of-the-art equipment for experimentation.

The starting date can be anywhere in 2013. The project will culminate after four years in a PhD thesis. Salary is according to standard Belgian regulations. Although the official language at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Ghent University is Dutch, knowledge of Dutch is not required.

Interested candidates should send a CV, motivation letter, and two (email) addresses of potential referees to Informal inquiries can also be sent via email.Candidates will be considered until the position is filled.