Vacancies 66761-Research-assistant-in-qualitative-research-positive-developmental-psychopathology-and-neurodiv

  • 18-23 hours a week
  • Temporary
  • 1 year with a possible extension
  • Date of publication: 29 March 2019
  • Deadline: 24 April 2019
  • Scale 6/7: max € 43252 gross per year at full employment (incl. vacation bonus and end of year payments)
  • First interview scheduled: 1 may 2019, 1.30-5pm
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Job description

As a research assistant in qualitative research, positive developmental psychopathology and neurodiversity you will be embedded in the research group Positive Developmental Psychopathology at the Donders Institiute, Radboudumc, and also work together with researchers at Karakter Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Nijmegen.
You will be working on a qualitative study which will lay the groundwork for future directions in both basic and applied research on Sensory Processing Sensitivity (SPS, also known as High Sensitive Personality). The study consists of interviews with high SPS individuals, using a semi-structed interview format with a topic guide. Qualitative research is increasingly recognised as a key component in shaping research and health care processes, as well as allowing greater personalisation in how we view and manage mental health.
Your specific tasks include: assisting with setting up the study, recruiting participants, planning interview dates, conducting the interviews, transcription and coding of interviews, data management, analysis of interviews using Atlas.ti. The job will also include other tasks to support the research group Positive Developmental Psychopathology. 

We offer:
  • Work experience within Radboudumc, Karakter Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Donders Insitute, Nijmegen;
  • You will be working in a team of researchers who are experts in SPS;
  • You will be trained and guided in conducting the qualitative study;
  • You will be able to set learning goals for your own personal and career development;
  • Helping with writing a scientific article may be an option.


  • A completed academic training in psychology or related discipline (e.g., orthopedagogie, clinical psychology, biomedical sciences etc.);
  •  Excellent written oral and written communication skills;
  • A collaborative nature, pleasure in team work;
  • Excellent organisation skills, enthusiasm, eagerness to learn;
  • You are able to travel to different locations within the Netherlands for the interviews. A car and/or student OV chipkaart is desirable;
  • You have good command of Dutch and English language;
  • You are independent, flexible, persistent and resilient to stress;
  • Interest in the topic of sensory processing sensitivity/ high sensitive personality.


You will be working at the department of Cognitive Neuroscience (CNS) of the Donders Institute of Brain, Cognition and Behaviour in Nijmegen.

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Employment conditions

Upon commencement of employment we require a certificate of conduct (Verklaring Omtrent het Gedrag, VOG) and there will be, depending on the type of job, a screening based on the provided cv. Radboud university medical center’s HR Department will apply for this certificate on your behalf.

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Comments and contact information

All additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from Dr. Corina Greven, Assistant Professor. Use the Apply button to submit your application.

Please apply before April 24, 2019.
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