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Post doc position “wearables” in NWA programme NeurolabNL: ‘Optimal conditions for learning and safety of young people’

The NeurolabNL program: ‘Optimal conditions for learning and safety of young people’ uses knowledge about brain and behavior to better understand how young people learn new knowledge and skills, how they deal with challenges in ...

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Drienerlolaan, Enschede, Overijssel
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 - 38 uur
€ 3111 per maand


The NeurolabNL program: ‘Optimal conditions for learning and safety of young people’ uses knowledge about brain and behavior to better understand how young people learn new knowledge and skills, how they deal with challenges in society and how they can develop optimally. Within this program, universities collaborate with TNO, HBOs and the WODC. The OCW Start-impulse grant funds researchers at ten universities. The start date is January 1, 2018.

As one of the postdocs you will work on collecting physiological, context, and narrative data in a social learning context such as a school class. You develop advanced methods and techniques to analyze these data near-real time and translate the data into cognitive and emotional state of the students and into an early warning for possible antisocial behavior. The ambition is to analyze the data both at individual and at group level (also known as hyper scanning). You work closely with other partners in this project, particularly with the VU University Amsterdam, TNO location Soesterberg, and Hogeschool Utrecht. Working with (youthful) test subjects and operating in project teams are essential parts of your work. The appointment runs until December 31, 2020.


  • Expertise in signal processing and preferably experience with (neuro-) physiological signals.
  • Knowledge of advanced classification algorithms, psychophysiology, cognition, neuroscience.
  • Experience with wearable / mobile hardware and software.
  • Team player and experience in working with test subjects. Passion to bring different disciplines together.
  • PhD in a relevant field (computer science, applied neuroscience, biomedical sciences, psychophysiology) and an appealing publication list.

More information about the NWA program can be downloaded from https://wetenschapsagenda.nl/route/neurolabnl-de-werkplaats-voor-hersen-cognitie-en-gedragsonderzoek/. More information about the position can be obtained from Prof. dr. J.B.F. van Erp (TNO and University of Twente): jan.vanerp@tno.nl. Applications (including motivation letter, CV, publication list, and three references) can be submitted online until 31 December 2017.


The duration of the appointment is for a maximum of three years and ends on January 1, 2021. The university offers a dynamic ecosystem with enthusiastic colleagues in which internationalization is an important part of the strategic agenda. You will be closely collaborating with other Dutch knowledge partners in the project.

The gross monthly salary will start from € 3.111,- (in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities) and will depend on experience and qualifications. Conditions are according to the national VSNU rules for universities, including: a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.3%, a solid pension scheme, a minimum of 29 holidays in case of full-time employment, and professional and personal development programs.


The University of Twente. We stand for life sciences and technology. High tech and human touch. Education and research that matter. New technology which leads change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university of the Netherlands; divided over five faculties we provide more than fifty educational programmes. We have a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out groundbreaking research.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status. Because of our diversity values we do particularly support women to apply.

The faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) comprises three disciplines that shape Information and Communication Technology. ICT is more than communication. In almost every product we use mathematics, electronics and computer technology and ICT now contributes to all of societies' activities. The faculty works together intensively with industrial partners and researchers in the Netherlands and abroad and conducts extensive research for external commissioning parties and funders. The research which enjoys a high profile both at home and internationally, has been accommodated in the multidisciplinary research institutes MESA+, CTIT and MIRA.