The Developmental Psychobiology Lab, led by Prof. Dr. Carolina de Weerth, investigates how early life – specifically pregnancy and the early postnatal years – influences development throughout the lifespan. Research in the DPB lab focuses on: the influences of prenatal maternal mental wellbeing on children’s health and behavioral development, the development of the physiological stress response system in children and its relation to behavioral and emotional regulation and physical health, and the development of the intestinal microbiota and its relation to children’s developmental outcomes.
The student assistant chosen for this position will engage with multiple ongoing projects covering these topics. For these studies, which are currently busy with data collection, participants are collecting samples at home. We are looking for a student assistant who will take care of planning home visits to pick up testing materials (e.g., questionnaires, biological samples).
We are looking for a student assistant with a background in Psychology, Cognitive Sciences, Neuroscience, or related disciplines. The ideal candidate is:
- Fluent in spoken and written Dutch
- Highly organized and precise with logistic skills
- Flexible in time schedule
- In possession of a driver’s license and has access to a car (allowance per kilometer covered)
- Experienced with experimental testing (advantage but not required)
- Intrinsically motivated with good team spirit
Position and application details
We’re looking for a student assistant who can start on short notice. Funding is available till March 2022. The ideal candidate will be able to dedicate around 4 hours per week to the DPB Lab. Hours will be flexible and may change from week to week.
Applications can be mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for applications is 5 October 2021.
The application must include the following documents (in a single PDF file):
- Cover letter
- Curriculum vitae
- Contact details of two references
For questions concerning the position or application please contact our lab manager Irene van Kroonenburg at email@example.com.