Postdoc / Researcher In Resilient Environments for Ageing Populations

Eindhoven University of Technology
April 14, 2024
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Postdoc / Researcher In Resilient Environments for Ageing Populations

The TU/e Built Environment chair of Smart Architectural Technologies is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to study smart living solutions and collaborate in the development of decision-making models for long-term care facilities, in collaboration with TNO and Vrije Universiteit.


(Post-doctoral) Researcher

Irène Curie Fellowship



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Job description

The chair of Smart Architectural Technologies at TU/e Built Environment seeks a postdoctoral researcher to join our interdisciplinary team on the nationally funded projects. These projects are dedicated to improving the overall health and well-being of older individuals in long-term care settings, with a focus on resilience, vulnerability management, and technology acceptance. This role is a unique opportunity to contribute to the development of innovative healthcare decision-making frameworks, making a direct impact on policy and shaping the future of built environments for healthcare.

The selected candidate will play an active role in gathering data and analyzing the interaction dynamics within long-term care facilities, assessing how living and organizational environments affect health, care provision, and social contact. This includes exploring the effectiveness of technological interventions and developing comprehensive decision-making models for future long-term care facilities. Collaboration with consortium partners, including researchers from TNO, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, care institutions, and housing cooperatives, is a key aspect of this position.

Job requirements
  • Completed PhD or MSc degree in social sciences, architecture, healthcare management, or a related discipline, with a focus on smart environments, long-term care, or healthcare decision-making.
  • Demonstrated expertise in qualitative and quantitative research methods, including proficiency in conducting interviews, surveys, and statistical analysis.
  • Proven ability to work effectively within interdisciplinary teams and to communicate with a broad range of stakeholders.
  • A strong track record of publications in relevant fields (for PhD holders) or demonstrable research experience (for MSc holders).
  • Proficiency in Dutch and English, essential for conducting local fieldwork and engaging with international research communities.
  • Desirable skills

  • Experience with fieldwork in long-term care settings and an empathetic approach to engaging with older individuals and caregivers.
  • Knowledge of smart architectural technologies and their application in improving care and living conditions for long-term care populations.
  • Ability to critically analyze and evaluate building functionality and usability, with a focus on healthcare delivery and resident interactions.
  • Conditions of employment

    A meaningful job in a dynamic and ambitious university, in an interdisciplinary setting and within an international network. You will work on a beautiful, green campus within walking distance of the central train station. In addition, we offer you:

  • Full-time employment for 2 years. (1 fte)
  • Salary in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, scale 10 (min. € 3.226,- max. € 5.090,-).
  • A year-end bonus of 8.3% and annual vacation pay of 8%.
  • High-quality training programs on general skills, didactics and topics related to research and valorization.
  • An excellent technical infrastructure, on-campus children's day care and sports facilities.
  • Partially paid parental leave and an allowance for commuting, working from home and internet costs.
  • A TU/e Postdoc Association that helps you to build a stronger and broader academic and personal network, and offers tailored support, training and workshops.
  • A Staff Immigration Team is available for international candidates, as are a tax compensation scheme (the 30% facility) and a compensation for moving expenses.

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    About us

    Eindhoven University of Technology is an internationally top-ranking university in the Netherlands that combines scientific curiosity with a hands- on attitude. Our spirit of collaboration translates into an open culture and a top-five position in collaborating with advanced industries. Fundamental knowledge enables us to design solutions for the highly complex problems of today and tomorrow.


    Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to know more? Please contact the hiring manager prof. Masi Mohammadi, Full professor, [email protected] or +31 40 247 3114.

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    We invite you to submit a complete application using the apply-button. The application should include a:

  • Cover letter in which you describe your motivation and qualifications for the position.
  • Curriculum vitae, including a list of your publications and the contact information of three references.
  • List of five self-selected ‘best publications'.
  • We look forward to receiving your application and will screen it as soon as possible. The vacancy will remain open until the position is filled.

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