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LAB coordinator/developer in VR and Physiological sensing (0,6 - 1.0 fte)


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Technical, Laboratory positions, Managerial positions
Behaviour and Society
38.0 hours per week
€ 2588 - € 4084
University Graduate
University of Twente (UT)

Job description

The BMS lab delivers new methodologies for social sciences. It facilitates sensor-based systems, storage of data, knowledge in data processing, visualizations, and outcome measures to researchers and students of the BMS faculty and their cooperation partners (website: As new research in Virtual Reality in combination with physiological sensing is increasing, we are looking for a new team member with an expertise in those areas, but who can also coordinate the usage of new lab facilities.

The coordinator/developer will be responsible of running and maintaining the BMS LAB research arm in VR and Physiological sensing (EEG, GSR, HR, EMG, Motion capture) situated in new lab environments. You are able to autonomously explore new solutions in hardware and software (literature search, prototype testing, integration strategies and requirements engineering) and are familiar with the latest technologies in VR programming (Unity/Unreal). You are actively involved in research and development projects and will be part of the BMS lab team, which is part of the Faculty of Behavioural, Management, and Social Sciences.


You have an academic background (MSc or PhD) in human function technologies and/or signal analysis, with additional knowledge in the field of gaming development and virtual reality. You show interest in sensing technologies and have a creative mindset to come up with new technical solutions and appealing designs in 3D for VR. Furthermore, you have affinity with the social sciences, like to work in multidisciplinary projects, have a service orientation as well as an independent opinion. You can clearly articulate this in both speech and writing in English.

Information and application

Questions regarding this position can be addressed to Bart Klaassen, head of the BMS LAB (email: Your application should include a letter of motivation, a detailed curriculum vitae and two references. Applications should be uploaded via before 21th of August 2017. Interviews will be held on 28th of August 2017.

Conditions of employment

As a BMS LAB team member, you will be working in a high-tech environment of the Design Lab, The Gallery at the University of Twente, where our lab is hosted. You will be assigned to the Behavioural Management Sciences Faculty for, at least, the duration of 1 year. The gross monthly salary will be in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. Depending on relevant background and experience, the gross monthly salary on a full time basis ranges from € 2.588,- to € 4.084,- per month. You are also entitled to a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus. The starting date will be October 1st, 2017, or as soon as possible thereafter. We offer excellent auxiliary terms of employment, such as professional and personal development programs; a secondary remuneration package; a dynamic environment with enthusiastic colleagues; an organization focusing on internationalization and a high degree of responsibility and independence.


The University of Twente. We stand for science and technology, high tech, human touch, education and research that matter. New technology which drives change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university in the Netherlands; divided over five faculties we provide more than fifty educational programs. The University of Twente has a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out pioneering research. The Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences strives to hold a leading position in their fields in relation to the science and technology research programs of the University of Twente. In all these fields, the faculty provides bachelor, master and professional development programs.

Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social sciences The Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social sciences (BMS) strives to play a pivotal role in understanding, co-engineering and evaluating innovation in society. Innovation is driven by advances in technology. Through 'social engineering' these technological advances are embedded in society befitting human needs and behaviour, within proper public and private management and business structures. For this the faculty of BMS upholds high quality disciplinary knowledge in psychology, business administration, public administration, communication science, philosophy, educational science and health sciences. All with a focus on the challenges in society. Research is strongly connected to our Institutes on Governance (IGS), ICT (CTIT), Health (MIRA) and Nanotechnology (MESA+).

Bewerbungsschluss: 21.08.2017
Bewerbungsschluss: 21.08.2017 Erschienen auf am 08.08.2017
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