21/11/2017

PhD candidate 'Effects that the gut microbiome exerts on emotion regulation in adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)'

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Radboud University Medical Center (Radboudumc)
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Medical sciences
    Physics
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    15/01/2018 23:00 - UTC
  • LOCATION
    Netherlands › Nijmegen
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    36.0

OFFER DESCRIPTION

We are looking for motivated scientists to work on the effects that the gut microbiome exerts on emotion regulation in adults with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). You will join the team The IMPACT2 project, part of the IMPACT consortium.

According to the DSM-5, ADHD is a condition with no intrinsic emotional component. However, literature on childhood ADHD shows that emotion regulation problems are frequent and strongly affect quality of life in terms of education, profession, social functioning.

Our project will investigate biological underpinnings of emotion regulation including neural substrates (through structural and functional MRI), genetic risk factors, and environmental influences. It will generate new insights into the influence of diet and the microbiome on neurobiological determinants of ADHD taking into account the influence of host genetics, lifestyle, socio-economic environment, and variations in food culture. For this study, we can rely on extensive, high quality infrastructure of existing datasets. In addition, new data are also collected. The project will set-up a novel approach combining brain imaging with microbiome research and is supervised by Dr. Martine Hoogman, Dr. Alejandro Arias-Vasquez, Prof. Han Brunner and Prof. Barbara Franke. The position is funded for 48 months, starting early 2018.

You will be employed at the Department of Human Genetics of the Radboudumc and have the opportunity to collaborate and interact with renowned experts in the fields of psychiatry, microbiology, neuroscience, bioinformatics and genetics. You will have plenty of opportunities to learn novel (analytical) techniques, ‘-omics’ analysis and work with cutting edge approaches. Also, you will participate in carrier-developing training opportunities and receive direct advices to develop as a successful and happy independent researcher.

Tasks and responsibilities
The applicant will:

  • Become a member of the IMPACT2 hands-on team and will contribute to (neuroimaging) data collection for the IMPACT2 project;
  • Become a member of the international IMPACT group taking part in (international) scientific meetings;
  • Contribute to development of new knowledge on the subject of emotion regulation in ADHD;
  • Perform scientific research, writes scientific publications and presents findings at meetings.

More Information

Benefits

Scale 10.0: max. € 37445 gross income per year at full employment (incl. vacation bonus and end of year payments)

Selection process

All additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from Dr. Martine Hoogman or Dr. Alejandro Arias-Vasquez. Use the Apply button to submit your application.

Application
Applications should consist of an up-to-date CV (including publications) as well as a personal motivation letter and two letters of recommendation. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Upon commencement of employment we require a certificate of conduct (Verklaring Omtrent het Gedrag, VOG). Radboud university medical center’s HR Department will apply for this certificate on your behalf.

Read more about the Radboudumc employment conditions.

Additional comments

All additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from Dr. Martine Hoogman or Dr. Alejandro Arias-Vasquez. Use the Apply button to submit your application.

Application
Applications should consist of an up-to-date CV (including publications) as well as a personal motivation letter and two letters of recommendation. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Upon commencement of employment we require a certificate of conduct (Verklaring Omtrent het Gedrag, VOG). Radboud university medical center’s HR Department will apply for this certificate on your behalf.

Read more about the Radboudumc employment conditions.

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Offer Requirements

Specific Requirements

Who are we looking for?

  • A highly motivated scientist with a Master’s degree in cognitive neuroscience or an adjacent field (psychological, biological, or biomedical) with affinity with psychiatry/psychiatric disorders;
  • A person with strong experience on statistical analysis;
  • A scientist with the ability to participate in an interdisciplinary research environment with a goal-directed attitude and good organizational skills;
  • Capacity to communicate in Dutch (with patients/participants) and fluency in written and spoken English;
  • A scientist with experience with neuroimaging analysis is highly recommended (matlab, linux, SPM);
  • Experience with linux environment, R coding, shell scripting or other (bio)infomatics tools is a major plus;
  • A person with good communication and social skills, who is willing to guide junior researchers and who enjoys working as part of a team;
  • You recognise yourself in the Radboud way of working.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Radboudumc (university medical center)
Netherlands
Nijmegen
6525 GA
Geert Grooteplein-Zuid 10

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