Babeş-Bolyai University – Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy
International Competition for Head of Research Unit Position
COGNITIVE OR CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST WITH AN EMPHASIS IN NEUROSCIENCE, MEDICAL DOCTOR: The Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy at the Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania invites applications for a full-time independent researcher position to assume (1) the leadership of its newly established Clinical Cognitive Neuroscience Center on the Platform for Advanced Imaging – fMRI/EEG – in Clinical Cognitive Sciences and (2) the construction of an international competitive research team in the field
The Center/Platform is equipped with state-of-the-art technology in the field of neuro-imagistics (a large gantry 3 Tesla Siemens AVANTO MRI) and neuropsychology (EEG facilities) that will become fully functional from December 2011.
A team of doctoral, post-doctoral, and senior level researchers, well-trained in clinical cognitive sciences, is also part of the Center/Platform.
We seek candidates with a Ph.D. in neuroscience, medicine or psychology (preferably clinical or cognitive) whose research and teaching interests focus on the intersection of cognitive neuroscience and clinical psychology. The position is a tenure-track one, at research professor or research associate professor level.
The successful applicant should have and/or develop an active, visible research program that has strong potential to attract external funding. The specific research area is open, but we encourage applications from scholars whose research focus entails clinical psychology applications of cognitive neuroscience. In addition, the position requires active involvement in graduate-level training and graduate teaching, including cognitive neuroscience and its clinical applications.
As this is a research position, we put great emphasis on the applicant’s ability of attracting grants and financing. The appointment in this position is dependent on the selected applicant’s applying for and securing a research grant from the Romanian Ministery for Education and Research in the open competition “Parteneriate”2011: Collaboration Projects for Applied Research (http://www.uefiscdi.gov.ro/articole/2626/Program-PARTENERIATE_Proiecte-colaborative-de-cercetare-aplicativa_Competitia-2011.html). The grant will be used for the initial financing of the head of the laboratory and the team, as well as other training or research expenses of the laboratory.
The Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy functions as a school of excellence and innovation in clinical psychology and cognitive behavioral psychotherapeutic applications. Babes-Bolyai University is a public research institution and was recently designated as an Advanced Research and Education Institution (the top category) in the 2011 national ranking of Romanian Universities. Cluj-Napoca (http://clujnapoca.ro/en) is a beautiful multicultural city in the heart of Transylvania. We also have a large nearby airport (Cluj-Napoca International Airport) with direct flights to several large cities in Europe.
For fullest consideration, applications should be received by October 20st, 2011; review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should send a) a CV, b) 5 representative publication reprints, and c) statements of research plans and teaching interests. They should also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to Dr. Daniel David, Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, No. 37 Republicii Street, Cluj-Napoca, 400015, Romania (or scanned copies to firstname.lastname@example.org). Questions regarding this position can be sent to email@example.com. Visit our website, https://clinicalpsychology.psiedu.ubbcluj.ro, for more information about us and our research environment.