We invite applications for a full-time PhD project exploring the relation between cognition and motor proficiency in athletes with intellectual disabilities, employing the cognitive-motor dual task approach. We are looking for a dynamic and motivated individual (m/f) with an excellent research record and/or interest in studying functional aspects of the human brain in relation to sport proficiency, and/or interest in the field of adapted physical activity.

We offer the PhD candidate a full-time employment (initially for 2 years with a possible 2-year extension given the candidate is positively evaluated), in order to write a doctoral thesis within 4 years, in an intellectually challenging environment. KU Leuven is a research-intensive, internationally oriented university that carries out both fundamental and applied scientific research. It is highly focused on inter- and multidisciplinary research. It provides its students with an academic education that is based on high-quality scientific research.
Successful completion of the PhD program will result in a doctoral degree in Biomedical Sciences. The candidate will be associated with the doctoral school of Physical Exercise in Health & Disease.
You will work in Leuven, an historic, dynamic and lively city located in the heart of Belgium, within 20 minutes from Brussels, the capital of the European Union, and less than two hours from Paris, London and Amsterdam.

The position will be available from 1st of March 2017.
You can apply for this job no later than 6th of January 2017 via the online application:

Preselected candidates will be invited for an interview during the week of 9 – 13 of January.
In order to apply, you will have to upload a motivation letter and a CV (including your grades).

For more information regarding this vacancy please contact dr. Debbie Van Biesen, tel.: +32 16 37 65 12, Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it