Postdoctoral Fellow in Stress Research

Applications are open in the Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences at Vrije University in Amsterdam for a postdoctoral fellow in stress research.

The candidate will be part of the Data Infrastructure Support Core, where, besides project management, his/her task is to create an inventory of the existing data collected during daily life settings within various large national cohorts (e.g., arising from the Rotterdam Study, Generation R, LifeLines, NESDA, and Netherlands Twin Register studies) and to annotate these data for future re-use in the consortium. Stress-in-Action core applicants performed ambulatory assessment studies that collected relevant data on stress exposures, stress responses (emotional, cognitive, physiological, and behavioral, disease outcomes, and potential confounders or moderators in this cohort

A further task is to take the lead in harmonization of (EMA and actigraphy) of the data, exploiting the substantial overlap in primary sensors and smartphone-based self-report items used. This will involve consultation and collaboration with various consortium members.


  • a salary of minimum € 4.036 gross per month
  • 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus
  • contribution to commuting expenses
  • optional model for designing a personalized benefits package
  • discounts on collective insurances (healthcare- and car insurance);

Job Requirements

  • PhD degree in the fields of psychology, health sciences, biomedical sciences, epidemiology, bioinformatics, computer sciences, or a related discipline (also candidates close to the thesis defence are encouraged to apply)
  • Experience in working with ambulatory data in the context of the behavioural or life sciences  
  • Experience and/or strong interest in working with ‘big’ data  
  • Knowledge of psychometric principles and related statistical methodology
  • Good programming skills in Python, R, Matlab or other tools for physiological signal analysis
  • Affinity and proven experience with writing research papers
  • English conversation, writing skills, and presentation skills
  • Communication and social skills
  • Interest in supervision of students
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Application Process

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Deadline: February 12, 2024.

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