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The Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR) has a PhD vacancy positioned within the Persuasive Communication track, led by Prof. Julia van Weert, and the Amsterdam Center for Health Communication.
In the SUPREME NUDGE project, the opportunities for facilitating healthy lifestyle behaviours of low socioeconomic status adults through a supermarket-based intervention are investigated in a series of related work-packages (WPs). After assessing the needs and characteristics of the target group and the supermarket chain involved in the project (WP1), a pilot test will investigate effective intervention components in a virtual supermarket setting (WP2.1) and through a mobile app (WP2.2).
During the intervention phase, we will test the effects of ‘nudging’, pricing strategies and a physical activity mobile app on improvements in lifestyle and cardiovascular risk (WP3) and the upscaling of the intervention (WP4). SUPREME NUDGE is financed by the Dutch Heart Foundation and ZonMw, and will be coordinated by VU University Medical Centre. The project will be executed in collaboration with 9 public and private partners.The PhD candidate vacancy
The current PhD candidate vacancy is for WP2.2. In this work package, you will be required to develop and pilot test an intelligent and individually tailored physical activity mobile application, based on a previously designed activity app. In this WP, you will investigate barriers and facilitators of mobile app usage in the target group and scientific experts so as to optimize the mobile application. This mobile application will then be pilot-tested in a small sample during a 6-to-8-week period.
The PhD position is 3-year full-time position, with around 0.05-0.10 FTE teaching time.
The starting date of the position is set for 1 September 2018. The position is initially for 1 year. Extension of the contract after the first year to a total of three years is subject to satisfactory performance.
For PhD candidates, the gross monthly salary will be in accordance with the salary scales for PhD candidates at Dutch universities, i.e., ranging from €2,222 in the first year to €2,840 in the final year. Conditions are based on the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities.
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To apply for this position, please send at least the following documents in English in a single, merged PDF file by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org:
The deadline for applications is 17 June 2018. Please state vacancy number 18-314 in the subject line of your application. Interviews with pre-selected candidates will take place in the week of 2 July.