Job ID: 118980

Postdoc on Transcranial magnetic stimulation of visual and numerical categorization

Position: Post-doctoral Position

Deadline: 24 May 2024

City: Leuven

Country: Belgium

Institution: KU Leuven, Brain & Cognition



The research groups of Bert Reynvoet and Hans Op de Beeck at the University of Leuven (Belgium) have a joint position for a postdoctoral researcher to study how visual and numerical processing is influenced by transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). Part of the work will be carried out in collaboration with Arnaud Szmalec (University of Louvain, Belgium).  More information on the research groups can be found at and

Eligible candidates have a PhD in a relevant area (e.g., cognitive neuroscience; experimental psychology) and research experience demonstrated through first-author peer-reviewed publications. Prior experience with TMS is important, and affinity with vision sciences or numerical cognition is an asset. A background in behavioral experiments and programming skills (e.g. Python, Matlab) will be helpful. Further assets are a creative mind, good problem solving skills and a collaborative and collegial attitude.

We expect the postdoc to develop research with TMS in visual and numerical cognition at KU Leuven and UC Louvain, using double-pulse and repetitive TMS, and set up protocols for TMS experimentation.

The position is funded for 2-3 years. We have a good track record of helping postdocs obtain their own personal prestigious fellowships (e.g.  FWO and Marie-Curie), 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 desired. KU Leuven is one of the best European universities according to international rankings (#45 world-wide in the THE ranking). The KU Leuven teams belong to the department of Brain & Cognition ( ), which contains almost 100 scientists with interest in cognition, vision, and neuroscience, and to the Leuven Brain Institute. 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.

The starting date of the contract can be as early as possible.

For further information contact Hans Op de Beeck or Bert Reynvoet. Applications should be submitted through the electronic application system of KU Leuven ( ), and should include a motivation letter and CV, mentioning the names and contact information of at least two referents. The submission deadline is May 24th.