Within the framework of the Open Research Area for Social Sciences, a post-doc research project entitled “Finding appropriate and original solutions: An investigation into personal and situational factors that influence motor problem solving and creativity” is available at the Department of Human Movement Sciences. The research project focuses on how motor creativity (i.e., the ability to find appropriate and original solution to motor problems) changes with motor development and learning. The research project is part of collaboration with the Institute of Cognitive and Team/Racket Sport Research at the German Sport University Cologne.
Within this research project, the post doc will be responsible for designing and conducting research that addresses personal and situational factors that mediate motor creativity. To this end, the post doc will perform and report a series of developmental and learning studies, which will include the collection and analysis of large sets of kinematic data. The post-doc will also be responsible for the collaboration and coordination with a twin-project of our partner in Cologne, Germany.
We offer a temporary appointment for a period of 12 months with a possible extension to 24 months. Please visit our website www.vu.nl/vacatures for a summary of the terms of employment at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
The post-doc should hold a PhD in human movement sciences or a related (bio-)psychological discipline. The candidate must have a demonstrable interest in (motor) learning, and experience in analysing large sets kinematic data, preferably cluster analysis.
Please send applications with curriculum vitae with reference to the vacancy number before 10 May 2016 to: the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Department of Human Movement Sciences, attn. Mrs. S. Besuijen, Van der Boechorststraat 9, 1081 BT Amsterdam, The Netherlands or (preferably) per e-mail: Vacature.firstname.lastname@example.org
The gross salary is € 3.168,- bruto per maand (schaal 10.5) based on a full-time employement.