Post Doc in Computational Cognitive Neuroscience

Catholic University of Leuven

Our research group belongs to the department of Brain & Cognition that contains almost 100 scientists, many of them with interest in vision, learning, and neuroscience. The department is located in the centre of Leuven, a vibrant university town which is only a 25-minute commute from the centre of Brussels and its international airport.


We have a position for a postdoc to investigate the neural basis of visual cognition and learning from a computational & cognitive neuroscience perspective. We have a particular interest in the organization of the ventral visual pathway, and hope to better understand the factors that constrain this organization and its further adaptation due to learning experiences and visual expertise. Research lines involve multivariate fMRI & EEG and computational modelling, often using learning paradigms and/or populations of real-world experts. 


Eligible candidates have a PhD in a relevant area, as demonstrated with first-author publications. Affinity with neuroimaging methods is important, as are a computational and quantitative background, advanced computer skills (e.g. Python, Matlab), preferably with some experience applying artificial neural networks (with e.g. PyTorch or TensorFlow),  and advanced statistical knowledge. Further assets are international research experience (outside Belgium), a creative mind, good problem solving skills, and a collaborative attitude.


We currently have funding for up to three years. We have a good track record helping postdocs obtain their own personal prestigious fellowships afterwards, as such allowing them to extend their stay and broaden the range of research questions. The net amount of the salary will be competitive and in accordance with the University fellowship scales for postdoctoral researchers. The position is research-only, without teaching obligations, but teaching opportunities can be arranged if wanted.


For more information please contact Prof. dr. Hans Op de Beeck, tel.: +32 16 32 60 39, mail:

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  • Employment percentage: Voltijds
  • Location: Leuven
  • Apply before: May 30, 2020
  • Tags: Psychologie
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