Job: Postdoc Researcher in Human-Media Interaction at Radboud University

Postdoctoral Researcher in Human-Media Interaction (0.5 FTE)

Faculty of Social Sciences
Radboud University
The Netherlands
Vacancy number: 24.26.18

Application deadline: 1 July 2018


The Communication and Media research programme of the Behavioural Science Institute at Radboud University is seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher to strengthen the group’s research on the intersection of Communication Science and Artificial Intelligence. The emphasis will be on the interaction between individuals and intelligent media technologies. Recent technological developments provide unprecedented opportunities for the development and evaluation of intelligent media technologies that positively influence human behaviour and well-being. Examples of such systems include intelligent agents, serious games, virtual reality applications and/or social robots. We are seeking candidates who are able to contribute to research on the interaction between humans and such intelligent media technologies from two perspectives: (1) from an Artificial Intelligence perspective, developing AI algorithms that can be used to create innovative technologies that make people happy, healthy and well-informed, and (2) from a Communication Science perspective, studying the effects of such intelligent media technologies on human behaviour.

You will be expected to:

  • perform top-quality research on the intersection of Artificial Intelligence and Communication Science, with an emphasis on Human-Media Interaction;
  • help establish and execute an externally funded research programme;
  • interact and collaborate with other researchers and specialists in academia and/or industry;
  • be an inspiring member of our staff with excellent communication skills.


Radboud University is an internationally oriented university with a collaborative high-quality work environment. Our academic expertise is closely related to important societal issues. Radboud University offers an ideal academic environment, providing top-level scholars, lab facilities, and a collaboration-oriented infrastructure for advanced multidisciplinary research and education.

Your position will be located in the Communication and Media research programme of the Behavioural Science Institute (BSI). The Behavioural Science Institute (BSI) is part of the Faculty of Social Sciences. BSI is an accredited multidisciplinary behavioural research institute in which researchers collaborate across the boundaries of psychology, educational science and communication science. BSI has seven research programs covering three main research themes: (1) development and learning; (2) psychopathology, health and well-being; and (3) social processes and communication.

BSI conducts fundamental as well as applied research. Our PhD students are trained within the BSI Graduate School (recognized by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, NWO). BSI has state-of-the-art research facilities for observational studies, experiments, eye tracking studies, neurobiological measurements, and behavioural measurements in both real and 3D virtual environments. The neuroimaging facilities of the Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging (e.g., fMRI, EEG) are also available for research on the neural bases of human behaviour.


  • a PhD degree in either Computing Science (e.g. Artificial Intelligence, Computer Science) or the Social and Behavioural Sciences (e.g. Communication Science, Psychology) and a proven affinity for the other domain;
  • a highly interdisciplinary attitude, combining expertise in programming with knowledge of theories and research methods relevant to the field of human-media interaction;
  • an excellent track record in scientific research, as evidenced by publications in academic journals;
  • good social, communication and organisational skills;
  • (preferably) experience in the acquisition of external funding.


  • employment: 0.5 FTE;
  • the starting salary is fixed at €3,475 gross per month on full-time basis;
  • in addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus;
  • duration of the contract: 2 years;
  • university job classification: Researcher, level 3;
  • you will be able to make use of our Dual Career Service where our Dual Career Officer will assist with family related support, such as child care, and help your partner prepare for the local labour market and with finding an occupation.

Are you interested in our excellent employment conditions?


The intended start date is 1 September 2018.


Further information on: Communication Science

For more information about this vacancy, please contact:

Tibor Bosse, professor
Telephone: +3124 361 20 18


You should upload your application (attn. of Prof. dr. Tibor Bosse) via


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