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The recently established Donders Citylab @muZIEum is looking for a project manager to expand this collaboration between the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour and muZIEum. Would you like to make a difference by bringing research and society together in an entertaining, educational and interactive environment? Then you have a part to play!
As Project Manager of the Donders CityLab @ muZIEum, you will be responsible for the overall functioning of the current research infrastructure at muZIEum, the coordination and communication between the boards of muZIEum and the Donders Institute, CityLab's strategic planning and further expansion. Furthermore, you will manage its budget and stakeholders.
You will initiate new research opportunities, balance the research and visitor experience, as well as oversee the relationship between muZIEum and regional and national stakeholders (e.g. the municipal executive and the Economic Board). Additionally, you will be instrumental in the sustainability and expansion of the Citylab initiative. It will be your responsibility to generate opportunities for the researchers of the Donders Institute to conduct experiments at the Citylab, while at the same time maintaining a professional and high-quality environment and experience for the muZIEum visitor.
Radboud University is coordinating NeurotechEU, the European University for Brain and Technology. Several defined objectives of this project involve the dissemination of scientific knowledge to the general public, for instance through societal innovation hubs, exhibition and innovation showcases, a NeurotechEU museum corner, physical and online exhibitions, and an online experimental museum. Several of these objectives are directly related to the collaboration between the Donders Institute and muZIEum, others might go beyond the Donders Citylab @ muZIEum. It will be your task to ensure that these objectives are achieved by working together with the Citylab officer to be appointed.
You will report directly to the Managing Director of the Donders Institute.
Fixed-term contract: one year, with the possibility for extension of another 2 years (for as long as there is funding).
We offer a challenging multidisciplinary project environment with interesting research opportunities and researchers as well as muZIEum as a partner.
The Donders Institute is a research institute devoted to understanding the brain, human cognition and behaviour in health and disease. It is located at the campus of Radboud University. In 2022, the Donders Institute and muZIEum jointly opened the Donders Citylab at muZIEum in Nijmegen. The Citylab aims to bring science effectively to the general public by combining research, entertainment and education. The Citylab offers the Donders Institute the opportunity to showcase its research, and to collect data from people from all walks of life. For muZIEum, the Citylab broadens the experience and education of its visitors. Visitors will become participants in ongoing scientific experiments, will collect data on their own brain and behaviour, and will learn how the brain and technology shape the world. They will become aware of all their senses and can explore their brains in action.
The Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour is a world-class interfaculty research centre that houses more than 900 researchers devoted to understanding the mechanistic underpinnings of the human mind. Research at the Donders Institute is focused around four themes: 1. Language and communication, 2. Perception, action and decision-making, 3. Development and lifelong plasticity, 4. Natural computing and neurotechnology. Excellent, state-of-the-art research facilities are available for the broad range of neuroscience research that is being conducted at the Donders Institute. The Donders Institute has been assessed by an international evaluation committee as 'excellent' and recognised as a 'very stimulating environment for top researchers, as well as for young talent'. The Donders Institute fosters a collaborative, multidisciplinary, supportive research environment with a diverse international staff. English is the lingua franca at the Institute.
muZIEum is an 'experience museum' focusing on visual impairment. muZIEum promotes awareness of those living with visual impairments and provides paid employment and participation in society for this group. Visitors experience the life of a blind person in the Dark Experience or through a tour in the city of Nijmegen with VR glasses that simulate low vision. Tours are given by guides who themselves have a visual impairment.
Houtlaan 4, 6525 XZ, Nijmegen
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