MU-CEN: Maastricht University CEnter of Neuroeconomics

Open positions

Faculty positions (assistant, associate, and full professorships)
Postdoctoral positions
Doctoral positions
Internships and thesis supervision

 

Faculty positions (assistant, associate, and full professorships)

Open positions are always announced on our homepage in addition to Inomics, professional email lists (e.g., ESA, SJDM, EADM) and scientific organizations (e.g., Society for Neuroeconomics job board).

 

Postdoctoral positions

Funded postdoctoral positions are always announced on our homepage in addition to Inomics, professional email lists (e.g., ESA, SJDM, EADM) and scientific organizations (e.g., Society for Neuroeconomics job board).

If you plan on seeking external funding for a postdoctoral position at MU-CEN and require our institutional support (e.g., a recommendation letter or agreement to host your position if it is funded), please send the following information in a single PDF file to neuroeconomics-sbe@maastrichtuniversity.nl:

(1) Cover letter, including a short description of your proposal (1-2 paragraphs).
(2) Curriculum vitae, including contact information for two academic references.
(3) One or two representative papers (published or unpublished).

Please do not contact MU-CEN members directly.  We meet regularly and discuss all requests.

 

Doctoral positions

In general, there are three types of doctoral positions: (1) PhD positions funded by the Graduate School of Business and Economics (GSBE), (2) internally funded PhD positions, and (3) externally funded PhD positions.

(1) PhD positions funded by the Graduate School of Business and Economics (GSBE)

GSBE welcomes applications for funded positions once a year in the fall. Please check here for more information and details on the application process.

(2) Internally funded PhD positions

Internally funded PhD positions are those for which we offer funding via sources other than GSBE. They may be funded, for example, from a researcher’s grant or by a specific department.

Funded PhD positions are always announced on our homepage in addition to Inomics, professional email lists (e.g., ESA, SJDM, EADM) and scientific organizations (e.g., Society for Neuroeconomics job board).

(3) Externally funded PhD positions

Externally funded PhD positions are those for which you have obtained your own funding. Please note that this includes potential funding sources from Maastricht University which do not fit into categories (1) or (2) above.

If you (a) have already obtained external funding and are looking for a host institution or (b) plan on seeking external funding for a doctoral position at MU-CEN and require our institutional support (e.g., a recommendation letter or agreement to host your position if it is funded), please send the following information in a single PDF file to neuroeconomics-sbe@maastrichtuniversity.nl:

(1) Motivation letter containing a short description of the research you are interested in and why you would like to do it with us; this should be between 1/2 and 1 A4 page.
(2) Curriculum vitae or resume.
(3) Course and grade list of your university studies.
(4) Contact information for one academic reference.

Please do not contact MU-CEN members directly.  We meet regularly and discuss all requests.

 

Internships and thesis supervision

Please be aware that we are unable provide funding for your living expenses.

We receive many requests from students – both within Maastricht University and beyond – about supervising thesis projects and similar activities (e.g., Capstones, MARBLE, PEERS). MU-CEN researchers are happy to accommodate these requests when possible and relevant.

We strictly adhere to Van Halen’s brown M&M policy. Please take five minutes to watch this video before reading below:

● Do not contact MU-CEN members directly.
● All requests must be sent to neuroeconomics-sbe@maastrichtuniversity.nl.
● We meet regularly and discuss all requests.

Send the following information in a single PDF to neuroeconomics-sbe@maastrichtuniversity.nl:

(1) Motivation letter containing a short description of the research you are interested in and why you would like to do it with us; this should be between 1/2 and 1 A4 page.
(2) Curriculum vitae or resume.  Please include relevant skills such as programming (e.g., Matlab, Brain Voyager, z-tree) or experience with statistical packages (e.g., R, Stata).
(3) Course and grade list of your university studies.
(4) The intended starting time and duration of the internship.
(5) Description of the formal requirements for your internship (if for academic credit) including expectations and requirements of the supervisor and any teaching compensation provided.

For item (5), we need a basic idea of what you are asking us to provide.  You can find an example here.  We may request additional information later.  Maastricht University students, please be aware that each faculty sets its own academic regulations and calendar.  For example, a MARBLE project at your home faculty may have different regulations than at our faculty. If you refer to an academic period, include the dates for the period as well.

Please be aware that it may take up to four weeks for us to respond, though we usually respond much sooner. You should plan accordingly and send your inquiry well in advance of your desired starting date.