The Building Lighting (BL) group is seeking one enthusiastic, ambitious young researcher to work in our team as PhD candidate on the following:
Translating the knowledge on how light impacts visual performance, human health, behavior, and well-being into lighting design recommendations. In this project, you will investigate how any given lighting condition can be evaluated within a quality scheme. This quality scheme depends on different static and dynamic parameters e.g. time and activity, and consider state of the art insights in both image-forming (IF) and non-image forming (NIF) effects. Key quality aspects will be validated in a real-life situation, e.g. an operational office environment. The end product will be recommendations for a holistic lighting design translated in a lighting simulation tool.
The LIGHTCAP (www.lightcap.eu) project is a European Training Network under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions framework. LIGHTCAP aims to provide a strong, innovative and necessary impulse to our insights in the intricate and complex relationships between light, cognition, attention, and perception. LIGHTCAP is an international, interdisciplinary, cross-sectional and translational training program. It unites experts from neurobiology, cognitive neuroscience, chronobiology, psychology and lighting technology.
15 early stage researchers will be trained in a joint program with 8 academic partners:
These groups will be working together and with the solid consortium of industrial/academic partners research visits, consortium meetings and a joint training program.
To be eligible for recruitment within an MSCA-ITN project, you must – at the date of recruitment:
We offer you
• A meaningful job in a dynamic and ambitious university with the possibility to present your work at international conferences.
• Various opportunity's to collaborate with other researchers, academic, and industrial partners within the MSCA-ITN LIGHTCAP program. This comprises visits, consortium meetings, and a joint training program.
• A full-time employment for four years, with an intermediate evaluation after one year.
• To support you during your PhD and to prepare you for the rest of your career, you will have free access to a personal development program for PhD students (PROOF program).
• A gross monthly salary and benefits in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities.
• Additionally, an annual holiday allowance of 8% of the yearly salary, plus a year-end allowance of 8.3% of the annual salary. Your total pay will also be in accordance with the allowances of the MSCA work program.
• A broad package of fringe benefits, including an excellent technical infrastructure, moving expenses, and savings schemes.
• Family-friendly initiatives are in place, such as an international spouse program, and excellent on-campus children day care and sports facilities.
Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to know more? Please contact Mariëlle Aarts, m.p.j.aarts [at]tue.nl or +31 40 247 2900.
Information about the employment conditions can be found here: https://www.tue.nl/en/working-at-tue/why-tue/compensation-and-benefits/
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∙ Detailed Curriculum vitae,
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