We’re looking for a student assistant!


Research focus

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 mainly carry out home visits to participants to collect materials (e.g., biosamples, head bands for measuring sleep), and then return to the lab to store the data digitally and physically. Additional tasks may include communication with participants, material preparation, data entry, and cleaning and management.


We are looking for a student assistant with a background in human studies and/or research (e.g. Psychology, Cognitive Sciences, Neuroscience, Pedagogy, Biomedical Sciences or related disciplines). The ideal candidate is:

  • In possession of a driver’s license and with access to a car (allowance per kilometer covered)
  • Highly organized and precise with logistic skills
  • Willing and able to learn new methods and skills
  • Intrinsically motivated with good team spirit
  • Flexible and available on several weekdays
  • Currently enrolled as a student
  • Being fluent in spoken and written Dutch is a plus

Position and application details

Funding is available till Summer 2023. We are looking for one or two candidates who will be able to dedicate around 4-8 hours per week to the DPB Lab. The starting date and number of hours will be in consultation. Hours will be flexible and may change from week to week.  

To apply, or for questions concerning the position or application please contact Nicole Rheinheimer at nicole.rheinheimer@radboudumc.nl.

The deadline for applications is 8 January 2023. The start date is as soon as possible.

The application must include the following documents (in a single PDF file):
– Cover letter
– Curriculum Vitae

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