Vacancies - University of Twente

Fulltime junior researcher/Parttime postdoc steering into the flow

Job description

We are looking for a fulltime junior researcher or parttime postdoc at HMI for PIHC project on Steering into the flow - gamified spirometry for telemonitoring of childeren with asthma. You will be making the home monitoring of lung function more fun and efficient using gamification and (other) persuasive strategies.

Job Description: Based on knowledge from the other project partners, and a previous device of a master student, you will build a spirometry device that automatically sends the appropriate feedback and feedforward. To make the tests better suitable for home-monitoring you will also create a playful interaction and implement and test various metaphors. 

Your profile

(Almost) Graduated with basic level of understanding Dutch, (excellent is a bonus). You are capable of working with children. You can work independent, ask for help where needed, and can find your way in a team of multi-disciplinary researchers and students. You have skills in both in design and engineering, you can work with a game engine platform (e.g. Unity) as well as dealing with simple sensor systems using Arduino/Adafruit Feather etc. Furthermore, you have an interest in designing and realizing such interactive systems. 

For more information on the position, please contact Dr. Robby van Delden ( To apply, upload the following information via the application link below, before 24 February:

  • Motivation letter,
  • Curriculum Vitae,
  • Copy of the university grade list,
  • Contact information of two academic references,
  • Portfolio.

Our offer

The position is for a period of 6 months, preferably full-time. Depending on relevant background and experience, the monthly salary on a full time basis starts at € 2.325,- gross per month.

The organization

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+ Institute, TechMed Centra and Digital Society Institute.

Fulltime junior researcher/Parttime postdoc steering into the flow
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