05 Postdoctoral Fellowship at Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands
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Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands invites online Application for various Postdoctoral Fellowship in their different Departments. We are providing a list of Postdoc Fellowship positions available at Radboud University, Nijmegen, Netherlands .
Eligible candidate may Apply as soon as possible.
(01) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position
Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Researcher: Molecular Mechanisms of Axonal Degeneration
We are recruiting for a postdoctoral researcher to work independently on Drosophila genetics projects. Your main project will involve the characterisation of mutant lines identified in a forward genetic screen for genes required for axonal maintenance (unpublished). These mutants display adult-onset progressive degeneration of peripheral motor and/or sensory neurons. Phenotypic and molecular characterisation of these mutants involves Drosophila genetic approaches, behavioural analysis, immunohistochemistry, fluorescent in situ hybridisation (FISH), in vivo non-canonical amino acid tagging (NCAT), confocal and super-resolution imaging, molecular biology, biochemistry, and next-generation sequencing. In addition, you will have the opportunity to contribute to other ongoing projects in the lab, for instance by studying the molecular pathogenesis of CMT peripheral neuropathy associated with mutations in tRNA synthetases, following up on our recently published work (Zuko, Mallik et al, Science, 2021). You will also have the opportunity to collaborate with and supervise Master’s students and in the longer run PhD students as well. You will get some exposure to teaching in Master’s courses. Eventually, the development of an independent research project that can be transferred to a future position is possible and highly encouraged.
Postdoc summary/title: Postdoctoral Researcher in RNA Biology and Epitranscriptomics
We are looking for an ambitious postdoctoral researcher with ample experience in molecular biology and/or protein biochemistry. Experience with RNA biology and methods to profile mRNA modifications are a plus, but are not strictly required. As a postdoctoral researcher, you will participate in a NWO-VICI project (a team currently consisting of two PhD candidates) dedicated to studying the epitranscriptome, and more specifically, the role of mRNA modifications and their ‘readers’ in (perturbed) blood cell differentiation. You will also collaborate with other lab members in ongoing proteomics-based projects. Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to develop novel ideas and work on additional independent projects that align with this research theme.
Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Researcher in Algebraic Topology
The Department of Mathematics at Radboud University (Nijmegen, the Netherlands) is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to join our Algebraic Topology group and work on a project in homotopy theory. You will work on a project related to equivariant obstruction theory with Dr Magdalena Kedziorek. The position is funded for two years with the possibility of an extension for another year. Although there is no teaching load, participation in teaching activities is advised (for up to 10% of your time). You will be encouraged to take part in the activities of the algebraic topology group and the mathematical community in general, by participating in conferences, workshops, and seminars. You will be expected to communicate your findings through publications in peer-reviewed journals, mentor PhD candidates, help organise seminars and workshops, and teach Bachelor’s and Master’s students. The Department of Mathematics at Radboud University is a very open and supportive environment. Members from groups that are underrepresented in mathematics are particularly encouraged to apply.
Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Researcher in Cognitive and Sensorimotor Neuroscience at the Donders Centre for Cognition
Do you have a strong interest in the cognitive neuroscience of somatosensory perception? Are you motivated to develop into an independent scholar and scientist of the brain mechanisms of human somatosensation? Then join the Donders Centre for Cognition as a postdoc, to better understand the neuroscience of gargalesis perception (tickle) in humans. You will be involved in designing, collecting, and analysing behavioural, and fMRI or TMS experiments including psychophysical, physiological and behavioural recordings. You will be embedded in the research group of Dr Konstantina Kilteni at the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour. You will be expected to have the background knowledge, skills and motivation that will allow you to fully utilise and learn from the rich research environment that the Donders Institute provides (including its intellectual and technical infrastructure).
Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Researcher: Interdisciplinary Research Project on Persuasion and Manipulation in Digital Contexts
Smart technologies influence and ‘nudge’ human behaviour in ways that users are unaware of, for example when they use ChatGPT without knowing what sources the information is based on, or when they are not aware of the algorithms that underlie recommender systems used by, for example, YouTube or Amazon. In most cases, smart technologies are developed to make users’ life easier, by doing much of the information searching and filtering for the user. The potential downside of the ease of use of these technologies is, however, that citizens increasingly use information without reflecting on its accuracy or representativeness, because they are no longer required to think. This could represent a danger for information ecosystems and modern democracy, for example by making citizens vulnerable to filter bubbles, micro-targeting and fake news about societally relevant themes, and by making them lose sight of, and interest in, the distinction between what is real and what is not. They might assume, for example, that if nobody can discern the difference between verified and unverified information, this difference is trivial. In this project you will join forces with iHub, Radboud’s interdisciplinary hub for research on digitalisation and society and the Centre for Language Studies (CLS) to explore these, and related, questions. You will be part of an interdisciplinary team that seeks to better understand current information ecosystems and conceive of interventions to counter pernicious persuasion and manipulation in digital contexts. In your postdoctoral project, you will be offered the opportunity to further develop and test your own line of research on manipulation and algorithmic persuasion. You will present the research outcomes at national and international conferences, and you will write articles for international journals.
Radboud University is a public research university located in Nijmegen, Netherlands. The university bears the name of Saint Radboud, a 9th century Dutch bishop who was known for his intellect and support of the underprivileged.
Established in 1923, Radboud University has consistently been included in the top 150 of universities in the world by four major university ranking tables. As of 2020, it ranks 105th in the Shanghai Academic Ranking of World Universities. Internationally, RU is known for its strong research output. In 2019, 447 PhD degrees were awarded, and 7.571 scientific articles were published. To bolster the international exchange of academic knowledge, Radboud University joined the Guild of European Research-Intensive Universities in 2016.
Located on a green campus in the southern Heyendaal neighbourhood of Nijmegen, the campus houses 7 faculties that conduct teaching and research in Arts, Law, Management, Medical Sciences, Social Sciences and Theology, Philosophy and Religious Studies. In addition to these faculties, the campus also hosts the Max Plank Institute for Psycholinguistics, a world class research centre devoted to the understanding of human language and communication.
Among its alumni Radboud University counts 12 Spinoza Prize laureates and 1 Nobel Prize laureate, Sir Konstantin Novoselov, the discoverer of graphene. Other notable alumni include former Prime Minister of the Netherlands Dries van Agt, former chairman of Unilever Marijn Emmanuel Dekkers, influential priest and theologian Henri Nouwen, and First Vice-President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans. Former students have also won 3 Olympic medals since 2000 (all in rowing).
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