Opportunities

Student assistantship

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 engage with multiple ongoing projects covering these topics and will complete a wide variety of research tasks that may include participant recruitment, testing, and communications, preparation, and implementation, and data entry, cleaning and management. For studies that are currently busy with data collection, participants are also collecting samples at home. Another task would be to schedule home visits to pick up these testing materials (e.g., questionnaires, biological samples).

Requirements

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
  • Willing and able to learn new methods and skills
  • In possession of a driver’s license and has access to a car (allowance per kilometer covered)
  • Intrinsically motivated with good team spirit

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 8-16 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.

For questions concerning the position or application please contact Roseriet Beijers at roseriet.beijers@ru.nl. Applications can be mailed to irene.vankroonenburg@radboudumc.nl.

The deadline for applications is 2 May 2022.

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


Radboud Excellence Professorship

For colleagues there are opportunities of working at our lab with a Radboud Excellence Professorship (click here). Professors may come for a maximum period of 6 months, and we can offer them excellent opportunities for carrying out research, and for investigating research questions of their interest within the large data set of our longitudinal Bibo project. Contact us for more information on the possibilities (yearly deadline: 1 November 2021 / 2022).


Radboud Excellence Postdoc Fellowships

For colleagues that obtained their PhD between 2 and 8 years ago, and have a good publishing record, there are opportunities of working at our lab with a Radboud Excellence Fellowship (click here). Fellows can come for 1 to 2 years, and we can offer them excellent opportunities for carrying out research, and for investigating research questions of their interest within the large data set of our longitudinal Bibo project. Contact us for more information on the possibilities (yearly deadline: 1 November 2021 / 2022).


Other Opportunities

Our lab offers PhD and postdoc opportunities, as well as undergraduate opportunities to gain research experience. Prospective Master and PhD students with external funding are invited to contact us. Also, Bachelor and Master students can apply for summer internships on a voluntary basis. For those looking for (additional) funding, there are some opportunities to obtain funding in The Netherlands (click here) and from the Radboud University (click here and here).

We select candidates based on their motivation, CV, English language capacities, and writing skills.