PhD position, reward processing and cognitive control, Ghent University

03.12.2013
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We are seeking a highly motivated PhD student for a 4-year position at the Dept. of Experimental Psychology under the supervision of Ruth Krebs and Nico Boehler. One central focus of our labs is the investigation of the interaction between reward processing and cognitive control (see http://users.ugent.be/~rkrebs/index_files/publications.html for related publications).
Our department hosts several research groups in the realm of cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience, creating a dynamic research environment including regular internal talk series as well as presentations by invited speakers. We have access to state-of-the-art equipment including a research dedicated 3-tesla MR scanner (Siemens), a 64/128-channel EEG system (Biosemi), as well as an MR compatible EEG system and TMS.
Candidates are expected to have a Master's degree in psychology, (cognitive) neuroscience, or a closely related discipline on the starting date. He or she will mostly carry out behavioral and fMRI experiments, but extensions to EEG (including MR-compatible EEG) are possible. Experience with neuroimaging methods as well as programming skills would be highly appreciated.
The starting date is flexible, but preferably in spring 2014. Salary is according to standard Belgian regulations (scholarship: ± 22.000 EUR net/year). Although the governing language at Ghent University is Dutch, knowledge of Dutch is not a pre-requisite.
Interested candidates should send a CV, motivation letter, and contact information (email) of potential referees to ruth.krebs@ugent.be before February 1st 2014.