05/04/2017
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Marie Curie Ph.D. position – AffecTech: Personal Health Technologies for Affective Disorders

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Philips Research
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    NeurosciencesNeuropsychology
    TechnologyInterface technology
    TechnologyMedical technology
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    30/04/2017 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Netherlands › Eindhoven
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    03/07/2017
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    224215
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    722022

Your challenge 

Your key challenge in this position is to conduct scientific research studying interactive systems for supporting personal health, in particular for understanding emotion regulation, integrating wearable biosensors with interface and experience design.

Personalised health is a European priority and holds the potential of reducing the ever-increasing costs of institutional healthcare across Europe and worldwide. Also for affective disorders, estimated to be the highest-ranking cause of disease in the Western world by 2020, the intention is to advance the state-of-the-art of personal health technologies. Among these affective disorders, anxiety, depression and bipolar disorders are the most prevalent, incurring the largest social costs.

You will be part of a European H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks project called AffecTech. AffecTech integrates outstanding expertise in developing personal systems for mental health with the most influential models of emotion regulation from health and clinical psychology. The specific aim is to support self-understanding and successful adoption of adaptive emotion regulation strategies in daily life. AffecTech will among others contribute to the development of wearable systems for capturing emotions and their regulation in daily life.

You will be based at Philips Group Innovation – Research in Eindhoven, The Netherlands and will receive academic supervision by Lancaster University.

Philips offers a diversified portfolio of health and well-being products and services throughout the health continuum from prenatal care, healthy living and prevention to diagnosis, treatment, recovery and home care. Your research will be informing future applications that support people to improve their lifestyle.

Your responsibilities 

  • Do scientific research in the field of understanding of emotions and their regulatory processes and the development of wearable systems for capturing these emotions and their regulation in daily life
  • Publish papers, present on conferences, write thesis on this topic
  • Translating scientific knowledge in the field of affective disorders into effective technology-based applications
  • Strengthen the Intellectual Property position of Philips by translating innovative ideas into patents
  • Work together with AffecTech partners on scientific research in supporting self-understanding and successful adoption of adaptive emotion regulation strategies in daily life

Your team

At Philips Research, you will be part of the Brain, Behavior, and Cognition department, which has competencies on a wide spectrum of psychology and neuroscience. Topics range from Mental Health, Cognitive Optimization to Motivation and Behavior Change.

Our offer

We welcome you to a challenging, innovative environment with great opportunities for you to explore.

Our benefits are very competitive and designed around your preferences:

  • A 3 year contract with a salary which is determined by EU directives for Marie Curie candidates;
  • 25 days of leave and the possibility to purchase up to 20 extra days off annually;
  • Extensive set of tools to drive your career, such as a personal development budget, free training and coaching;
  • Solid company pension scheme and attractive collective health insurance package;
  • Opportunity to buy Philips shares and products with discount;
  • Healthy work-life balance.

We are looking for

To be successful in this role you have:

  • Successfully completed your MSc degree, preferably in a topic that combines psychology and technology, such as Human-Technology Interaction, Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Neuroscience or Applied Cognitive Psychology
  • Research experience in the area of affective disorders is a must
  • Experience with extensive data processing of continuous psychological and physiological signals
  • Intrinsic motivation to finish a Ph.D. trajectory
  • An innovative and creative mindset
  • A flexible attitude and the ability to take initiative

     

Before applying please read the Marie Curie PhD candidate conditions below: The Marie Curie PhD candidacy is directed at European organizations in need of developing new areas of competence. The Marie Curie funding is available for researchers that move, both within Europe and globally.

The following criteria apply:

  • Applicants must be, at the time of recruitment by the host organization, in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers and have not yet been awarded a doctoral degree. This is measured from the date when they obtained the degree which would formally entitle them to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the research training is provided, irrespective of whether or not a doctorate is envisaged.
  • At the time of appointment, the applicant may not have resided or carried out her/his main activity in the country of the hosting partner (The Netherlands) for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to her/his appointment.

Benefits

Our offer

We welcome you to a challenging, innovative environment with great opportunities for you to explore.

Our benefits are very competitive and designed around your preferences:

 

  • A 3 year contract with a salary which is determined by EU directives for Marie Curie candidates;
  • 25 days of leave and the possibility to purchase up to 20 extra days off annually;
  • Extensive set of tools to drive your career, such as a personal development budget, free training and coaching;
  • Solid company pension scheme and attractive collective health insurance package;
  • Opportunity to buy Philips shares and products with discount;
  • Healthy work-life balance.

Selection process

Recruitment process

If you’re interested in this opportunity to join us, please upload your resume and motivation letter.

Please note that the closing date of this vacancy is 30-04-17. In case of sufficient applicant we might close the vacancy earlier.

After a pre-selection process based on your CV, you will be invited for recruitment- and business interviews. 

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Offer Requirements

Skills/Qualifications

We are looking for

To be successful in this role you have:

  • Successfully completed your MSc degree, preferably in a topic that combines psychology and technology, such as Human-Technology Interaction, Artificial Intelligence, Cognitive Neuroscience or Applied Cognitive Psychology
  • Research experience in the area of affective disorders is a must
  • Experience with extensive data processing of continuous psychological and physiological signals
  • Intrinsic motivation to finish a Ph.D. trajectory
  • An innovative and creative mindset
  • A flexible attitude and the ability to take initiative

Specific Requirements

Before applying please read the Marie Curie PhD candidate conditions below: The Marie Curie PhD candidacy is directed at European organizations in need of developing new areas of competence. The Marie Curie funding is available for researchers that move, both within Europe and globally.

 

The following criteria apply:

  • Applicants must be, at the time of recruitment by the host organization, in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers and have not yet been awarded a doctoral degree. This is measured from the date when they obtained the degree which would formally entitle them to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the research training is provided, irrespective of whether or not a doctorate is envisaged.
  • At the time of appointment, the applicant may not have resided or carried out her/his main activity in the country of the hosting partner (The Netherlands) for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to her/his appointment.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Philips Research
Netherlands
Eindhoven
5656 AE
High Tech Campus 34

EURAXESS offer ID: 207611