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Two Phd Positions For Vici Project ‘Eyemdifferent: Towards A Science Of Attention That Embraces Individual Differences’ (1.0 Fte)


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Two PhD positions for VICI project ‘EyeMdifferent: Towards a science of

attention that embraces individual differences' (1.0 FTE)

Job description

There is an opening for two fully-funded PhD positions in the AttentionLab of Stefan Van der Stigchel, professor in cognitive psychology at Utrecht University and principal investigator of the NWO VICI project ‘EyeMdifferent'.


We are looking for two enthusiastic and collaborative team members, who meet the following requirements:

  • (Research) Master's degree in the field of experimental psychology, neuropsychology, cognitive neuroscience, artificial intelligence, or equivalent programme;
  • Strong affinity for and experience with programming (i.e., Matlab, Python, or R);
  • Excellent knowledge of quantitative research and statistics and a high motivation to learn new methods;
  • Affinity with and good communication abilities for working in a multidisciplinary research team;
  • High proficiency in written and spoken English (no Dutch required);
  • Interest and motivation to contribute to the teaching activities of the faculty.
  • The difference between the two positions is that one will be oriented more towards neuropsychology, and the other more towards fundamental experimental psychology.

    Offer You will be offered a temporary position (1.0 FTE), initially for one year with an extension to a total of four years upon a successful assessment in the first year, and with the specific intent that it results in a doctorate within this period. The gross salary ranges between €2,770 in the first year and €3,539 in the fourth year of employment (scale P according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) per month for a full-time employment. Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% per year. About the organization

    A better future for everyone. This ambition motivates our scientists in executing their leading research and inspiring teaching. At Utrecht University, the various disciplines collaborate intensively towards major strategic themes. Our focus is on Dynamics of Youth, Institutions for Open Societies, Life Sciences and Pathways to Sustainability. Sharing science, shaping tomorrow.

    The faculty strives for diversity among its employees and students and is committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment for everyone, as can be read in Utrecht University's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy.The faculty attaches great importance to the fact that its employees can be widely deployed in the university organisation, now and in the future, to further professionalise the support of education and research. To encourage this, every employee is given the time and facilities – for example in the form of training – at some point in their career to participate in projects or work in other departments. Characteristics that the faculty considers important are involvement, the ability to collaborate and flexibility.The faculty is located at Utrecht Science Park near the historical city centre of Utrecht.

    Additional information

    For additional information about this position please contact Professor Stefan van der Stigchel at [email protected].

    Everyone deserves to feel at home at our university. We welcome employees with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives.

    The application deadline is 06/10/2023

    Job details


    Two Phd Positions For Vici Project ‘Eyemdifferent: Towards A Science Of Attention That Embraces Individual Differences’ (1.0 Fte)


    Utrecht University




    September 19, 2023

    Application deadline

    October 06, 2023

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