(Junior) research support specialist (0,8-1fte)

(Junior) research support specialist (0,8-1fte)

Published Deadline Location
14 May 4 Jun Rotterdam

Job description

Do you enjoy the challenge of working in a dynamic and innovative environment with (complex) research projects? Do you enjoy analyzing data and learning how to support researchers in crafting suitable technical solutions for their experiments? Then this position might be for you!

Job description
The Erasmus Behavioural Lab at Erasmus University Rotterdam is recruiting a (junior) research support specialist. We are looking for a socially adept individual who is curious and a fast learner. This person should be able to engage effectively with others and demonstrate a proactive approach to learning and problem-solving.

As a (junior) research support specialist, you will join the interdisciplinary support team in charge of overseeing daily lab activities and be involved in all aspects of assisting in behavioral and psychophysiological research. You will be working in a laboratory environment where lab research takes place using high tech sensors acquiring a wide variety of physiological signals. You will support researchers and students in their activities and experiments and organize and coordinate laboratory operations.

Specifications

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

Requirements

Essential Duties
  • Setting up and maintaining laboratory equipment and functionalities, e.g. EEG, video observation facility, virtual reality, eye tracking, etc.;
  • Writing and tweaking software code and scripts;
  • Helping researchers in programming and preparing experiments, building set-ups programming, data analysis, etc.;
  • Developing training manuals and providing training for research assistants and students;
  • Writing standard operation procedures and implementing process improvements and good practices.

Preferred Qualifications
  • At least HBO bachelor’s degree or appropriate professional and intellectual ability in a relevant field, e.g. experimental psychology, neuroscience, etc.;
  • Affinity with behavioral and psychophysiological research methodologies in the field of psychology, child studies, cognitive neuroscience and/or neuroeconomics is a plus;
  • Proficiency in (or willingness to learn) using laboratory research software, e.g. E-Prime, Presentation, Matlab, EEG-Lab, Qualtrics, Inquisit, Brainvision Analyser, Acknowledge, etc.;
  • Self-motivated to learn new skills and solve problems independently, attentive to detail, and comfortable juggling multiple tasks;
  • Hands-on attitude, which means taking initiatives, having a flexible approach, and solving problems on a daily basis;
  • Good communication skills in English and Dutch are a must.

Conditions of employment

We offer you an internationally oriented and varied job in an enthusiastic team, with excellent working conditions in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO-NU).

The start date of this position is as soon as possible and you will be based at Campus Woudestein in Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB). This position is for 0.8 fte - 1 fte. The salary is dependent on your experience and knowledge and ranges from a minimum of € 3.377 to a maximum of € 4.640 gross per month (scale 9) on a fulltime basis (38 hours), in accordance with the CAO-NU. The contract is entered into for the duration of 12 months and can be converted into a permanent contract if performance is good and the organizational circumstances remain unchanged.

Everything else we offer you, you can find below!

Employer

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR) is an internationally oriented university with a strong social orientation in its education and research, as expressed in our mission ‘Creating positive societal impact’. EUR is home to 3.700 academics and professionals and almost 33.000 students from more than 140 countries. Everything we do, we do under the credo The Erasmian Way – Making Minds Matter. We’re global citizens, connecting, entrepreneurial, open-minded, and socially involved. These Erasmian Values function as our internal compass and create EUR’s distinctive and recognizable profile. From these values, with a broad perspective and with an eye for diversity, different backgrounds and opinions, our employees work closely together to solve societal challenges from the dynamic and cosmopolitan city of Rotterdam. Thanks to the high quality and positive societal impact of our research and education, EUR can compete with the top European universities. www.eur.nl.

Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB)
The Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences is home to a vast diversity of scientific disciplines: public administration, pedagogical sciences, psychology and sociology. In addition, the Erasmus University College, IHS, and two research institutes RISBO and DRIFT are linked to the faculty. This also reflects in the content of the (international) bachelor's and master's programs and in research. Our activities are always focused on people and society. At the ESSB fundamental, internationally oriented research is of paramount importance. In addition, social research for professionals, policy makers, and the society is part of our research activities. ESSB offers a stimulating research environment where major national and international research grants are received. Appealing guest researchers and ambitious PhD candidates come along to conduct their research. Our education is small-scale and works with innovative forms of education. Both the Dutch and English programs are highly ranked by students and alumni. ESSB is home to over 4000 students and more than 400 staff-members. The different disciplines are supported by the Faculty Office (for more information, please visit www.eur.nl/essb).

Department

Erasmus Behavioural Lab

Erasmus Behavioural Lab (https://ebl.eur.nl/) is the experimental behavioural research laboratory of Erasmus University Rotterdam. EBL is the joint research facility of the Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences (ESSB) and the Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM). EBL has at its disposal a wide range of high standard research facilities and specialist set-ups for behavioural research. Researchers can use the lab facilities and a range of resources to gather data in the best possible way. EBL support staff offer day-to-day lab support and work together with the researchers to craft suitable technical solutions for their experiments.

Additional information

You can find more information about the EUR on our website www.eur.nl.

For more information about this vacancy, please contact Christiaan Tieman via tieman@essb.eur.nl.

Specifications

  • IT
  • 32—40 hours per week
  • €3377—€4640 per month
  • Higher professional education
  • 4302

Employer

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)

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Burgemeester Oudlaan 50, 3062PA, Rotterdam

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Please submit your application, consisting of a motivation letter and CV, before the vacancy closing date.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Persons of all gender identities or expressions, sexual orientations, religions, ethnicities, ages, neurodiversities, functional impairments, citizenships, or any other aspect are welcome to apply and join the EUR community.

Application procedure

Application procedure

Please submit your application, consisting of a motivation letter and CV, before the vacancy closing date.

We look forward to receiving your application.

Persons of all gender identities or expressions, sexual orientations, religions, ethnicities, ages, neurodiversities, functional impairments, citizenships, or any other aspect are welcome to apply and join the EUR community.

Make sure to apply no later than 4 Jun 2024 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).