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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 a project manager for the recently established Donders Citylab @muZIEum, you will build and expand on the bridges of this collaboration between the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour and the muZIEum.The Donders Citylab Officer will be responsible for the implementation and functioning of the DI research experiments at the Citylab. You will be responsible for communicating with the researchers involved and muZIEum staff and management, ensuring that the experiments conducted at CityLab will optimise the outcome of muZIEum visitors, and for developing new research possibilities. You will work directly with the Donders Citylab Project Manager to be appointed.
Fixed-term contract: 1 year, with the possibility for an extension when funding allows.
We offer a challenging multidisciplinary project environment with interesting research 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 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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