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2 Ph.D. candidate positions on "bilateral implantation" and "bimodal hearing"

Dear list

I would like to bring to your attention a new Ph.D. candidate position on auditory neuroscience in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
For more details: see below, and http://www.healthpac.eu/index.php/vacancies/available-positions

Marc van Wanrooij


As a Ph.D. candidate, you will do research on 1) the effectiveness of bilateral cochlear implants (CIs) or on 2) bimodal-hearing in the hearing-impaired. These two projects are part of a larger European Marie Curie project called HealthPAC. This is an integrated, international and interdisciplinary network of renowned perception-action research labs and clinical departments and industry. Its mission is to understand the neural mechanisms of sensory-motor control and its disorders, and utilize this knowledge to enhance the quality of life. You will perform behavioral and psychophysical studies evaluating auditory capacities in patients with current state of the art devices and strategies. Pilots, clinical trials, and fundamental research will be conducted to explore new possibilities to improve the auditory performance in sound localization and speech perception of implanted/aided patients. 


Work environment

The Donders Institute at the Radboud University Nijmegen focuses on state-of-the-art cognitive neuroscience, in a multidisciplinary approach, and offers excellent lab and neuroimaging facilities, PhD supervision and courses and technical support. The project will be supervised by Prof. Dr Ad Snik and Dr. Emmanuel Mylanus of the Otorhinolaryngology department of the Radboud University Medical Center and Prof. Dr. John van Opstal of the Biophysics department at the Science faculty.

The Donders Institute is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building a culturally diverse intellectual community, and encourages applications from women and minorities. Radboud University offers a parental leave scheme and day care on campus.

What we expect from you

1.     You have a Master’s degree (in cognitive neuroscience, sensorimotor neuroscience, medicine, biomedical science, medical engineering, or related field.

2.     Moreover, you are strongly motivated to conduct challenging interdisciplinary empirical and model-driven research.

3.     Experience with psychophysical techniques, computational modeling, or quantitative data analysis (e.g. MatLab) is recommended.

4.     Furthermore, affinity with clinical work is highly desirable.

For eligibility criteria, see:



What we have to offer

As a PhD within HealthPAC you will participate in research training programs, tailored to your individual interests, and are brought in intensive contact with European companies and institutes to improve and extend future career prospects. The HealthPAC team studies sensory-motor integration in an interdisciplinary setting with unique state-of-the art methodologies in research labs and clinical departments of 12 established neuroscientists. 

We offer you:

-     employment: 1,0 fte

-       in addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus;

-       the starting salary is €2,083 per month on a full-time basis, the salary will increase to €2,664 per month in the fourth year;
 duration of the contract: 4 years;

-       you will be appointed for an initial period of 18 months, after which your performance will be evaluated. If the evaluation is positive, the contract will be extended by 2.5 years;

-       you will be classified as a PhD student (promovendus) in the Dutch university job-ranking system (UFO); 

-       as part of the contract, you will participate in teaching for approximately 10% of your work time.


Starting date of the project is any time from now to December 2015.

Would you like to know more? 

Dr M.M. van Wanrooij 

Telephone: +31 24 36 14235 

E-mail: m.vanwanrooij@xxxxxxxxxxxxx


Are you interested? 

Please include with your application:

    • Application letter in which you motivate your project of choice
    • CV that includes the full list of Bachelor and Master courses (with grades and credits, and wherever possible: used text books).
    • Provide also your contact details (name/gender/age/ marital status/full home address/E-mail). Note: if you are selected by the program committee, an interview over Skype will be planned. Please, ensure you have access to Skype.
    • Acknowledge that you understood the eligibility criteria, and that you are eligible.
    • Scanned copy of your Master diploma.
    • Include in your application letter two references (with contact details) who can be approached for interview and recommendation letters.

For more details, see:


Met vriendelijke groeten

Dr. Marc M. van Wanrooij
HealthPAC manager, Researcher
t: +31 24 36 14238