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Postdoc Design Research Enduring Rewards project

Recent large-scale population research showed that healthy lifestyle extends lifetime by six years and delays the onset of chronic diseases by nine years. …

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Landbergstraat, Delft, Zuid-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
30 - 32 uur
€ 3389 - € 4274 per maand


Recent large-scale population research showed that healthy lifestyle extends lifetime by six years and delays the onset of chronic diseases by nine years. Multiple interventions are available to help people achieve a healthier lifestyle which are successful in motivating people to initiate a behavioural change (BC) but often fail keep people aboard and maintain their change. The present project investigates and evaluates how design can support motivation for a BC maintenance. To reach this aim we will investigate four strategies of personalisation of motivating incentives: 1) Adapt incentive–type, -quantity, and –moment to BC stage; 2) Introduce personal health feedback as motivator; 3) Personalise incentives to user’s engagement profile; and 4) Change system-initiated incentives into user-initiated incentives.
The Enduring Rewards project will work on three existing behavioural change programs: LekkerFit! (city of Rotterdam), the Box (LUMC) and Benefit (LU). The project will appoint two PhDs (resp. working on LekkerFit!, and the Box) and a postdoc. As a postdoc in this project, you will generate generic long-term motivation design-theory and -guidelines, take part in project management involving stakeholders and PhDs, set up evaluation studies, and set-up utilization and dissemination activities. You will work in an interdisciplinary team of design researchers (TU Delft), psychologists (LU), cardiologists (LUMC), public health researchers (EMC), municipality of Rotterdam, and game design-, and eHealth- companies.


The postdoctoral candidate holds a PhD degree in Design science and/or a related discipline to the project, such as Psychology, Medical Informatics, Human Movement Science, Health, including a clear and demonstrated affinity with human-centred design. The candidate has excellent communication and publication skills, and likes to work in an interdisciplinary context. Furthermore, the candidate has the knowledge and skills to engage the project’s stakeholders at the right moment in the right way to the project’s activities. Experience in working with lifestyle related behavioural change projects is a plus.


The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. Coming to Delft Service organizes diverse events for new international employees and their accompanying partners, like Partner Career Workshops and Dutch Culture Workshops. Located on campus are the International Children’s Centre and an international primary school which are subject to availability as well as several bilingual schools in the nearby surrounding. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

Additional information

For information about this vacancy, you can contact Dr. Visch, V.T, Associate Professor, email: V.T.Visch@tudelft.nl.

For information about the selection procedure, please contact A. (Amanda) Klumpers-Nieuwpoort, HR Secretaresse Human-Centered Design, email: afdelingID-personeelszaken-IO@tudelft.nl.

Candidates are expected to submit a detailed CV, along with a letter of motivation, and contact information of two persons who can provide references, submit by March 31th 2020, 12:00h (GMT+1). When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number. Send your application to afdelingID-personeelszaken-IO@tudelft.nl.


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