PhD Student And A Post-Doctoral Fellow At The Psychological Sciences Research Institute (IPSY)

Country: Belgium;

City: Louvain-La-Neuve

Vacancy added: 23.01.2019

Employer: Université catholique de Louvain

Vacancy type: PostDoc vacancy;

Resumes due: 30.06.2019


Professor Virginie Crollen is looking for a full-time PhD student and a post-doctoral fellow at the Psychological Sciences Research Institute (IPSY) of the UCLouvain. Both are expected to work on a 2-year research project funded by the Fonds National pour la Recherche Scientifique (FNRS).

This project seeks to explore and better characterize the development of the number concept in sensory deprived people (especially deaf individuals). Expertise with fMRI and sign language is desired, but not required.



Salary is according to standard Belgian regulations for PhD students (starting at around 1905€ per month net salary) and post-doctoral fellows (starting at around 2414€ per month net salary).

The Psychological Sciences Research Institute (IPSY) of the UCLouvain consists of approximately 269 members, including 47 teaching and research professors, 109 PhD students, 23 postdocs, 11 staff members, and 79 external researchers and collaborators. The Institute provides researchers with personalized assistance and support in editing, statistics, ethics, access to a participant pool, budget and project management. Testing and experimental facilities include 9 fully equipped laboratories for individual testing, 4 laboratories for group testing, a Psychophysiology Laboratory, an EEG-ERP Laboratory, an Immersive Virtual Environment Laboratory, a Motion and Eye-tracking Laboratory, and a Crossmodal Perception and Plasticity Laboratory. IPSY enjoys an outstanding national and international reputation, and has developed fruitful scientific collaborations with leading universities around the world. More information about the institute is given here:

Internationally, our researchers are involved in numerous research networks, which is reflected by a very good positioning in international rankings. The QS World University Rankings ranks Psychology at the UCLouvain among the global top 100. In addition, our researchers are involved in local networks and make their knowledge available to society.


Offer Requirements


    Psychological sciences: Master Degree or equivalent

    Neurosciences: PhD or equivalent


Candidates should have a Master’s degree in a relevant domain such as Psychology, Neuropsychology, Cognitive Neuroscience or Speech Therapy.

Specific Requirements

The deadline for the application is not yet defined, and will be around the end of June 2019. However, we invite applications as soon as possible, since applications will be examined until the positions are filled. The interested candidates should email Virginie Crollen for questions and applications. Please send an email with the subject “Application deaf project” with your curriculum vitae, the name and contact of two referees, a short description of your experience in the field and your fit with the requirements. Informal inquiries are most welcome. Email:

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