Vrije University Amsterdam, Netherlands invites online Application for number of Fully Funded PhD Degree at various Departments. We are providing a list of Fully Funded PhD Programs available at Vrije University Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Eligible candidate may Apply as soon as possible.
(01) PhD Degree – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: PHD POSITION: LINKING CHEMICAL EXPOSURE TO ADVERSE HEALTH OUTCOMES IN CHILDREN OF THE LINC STUDY
The LINC study (LInking endocrine disrupting chemicals in maternal Nutrition to Child health) aims to study the link between prenatal and childhood exposure to legacy and emerging chemicals and neurodevelopment in children. This PhD project will specifically focus on a follow-up health assessment at age 7-11 years in this Dutch birth cohort. In addition, a behavioural intervention study using innovative personal sampling strategies will test possible exposure-reducing behaviours. We are looking for someone with a background in health sciences or a similar field. He/she will organize the follow-up health assessment at age 7-11 years in the LINC cohort, design and implement an intervention to identify exposure-reducing behaviours. Come join our team and make a meaningful impact on healthy living.
Deadline : 11/09/2022.
(02) PhD Degree – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: PHD POSITION ON THE TOPIC OF ROBOTICS AT WORK
Despite robots increasingly entering our work lives, we know surprisingly little about their impact on jobs. Engineers are excited to build intelligent robotic applications with the aim to alleviate difficult, risky, or boring jobs, such as cleaning, bomb diffusion, transportation of goods or surveillance. Labor economists and public commentators, in turn, put forward gloomy scenarios of jobs becoming obsolete, degraded or void of meaning. Currently, however, we lack a rigorous insight into how robots are really used in situated work practice. Without such insight, engineers are in the dark about what impact robots have on work and have few methods of including work context into account when building robotic applications.
Deadline : 04/09/2022.
(03) PhD Degree – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: PHD POSITION: COMBINING MACHINE LEARNING AND SYMBOLIC REASONING FOR DRUG SAFETY
We seek an excellent and motivated PhD candidate in a multidisciplinary project using techniques from Artificial Intelligence to improve medication safety in patients with chronic kidney diseases. The LEAPfROG project (“Leveraging real-world data to optimize pharmacotherapy outcomes in multimorbid patients by using machine learning and knowledge representation methods”) develops methods, tools and algorithms to: 1) create high quality real-world data from electronic health records of patients; 2) create computer-interpretable medical domain knowledge; 3) combining learning from real-world patient data and reasoning with medical domain knowledge sources (included topics: prediction models, causal inference, explainability, interpretability), and lastly 4) create a prototype for a clinical decision support system for physicians, pharmacists and patients in which the developed methods, tools and algorithms are integrated to support decisions making at-the-bedside. The LEAPfROG project is funded by the Dutch Research Council (NWO) within the program “Knowledge and Innovation Agenda (KIA) – Key Technologies 2020”.
Deadline : 01/09/2022.
(04) PhD Degree – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: PHD POSITION: CELL TYPE SPECIFIC FUNCTION DURING SENSORY GUIDED DECISION-MAKING
The prefrontal cortex controls cognitive behavior and guided by sensory inputs steers decisions on behavioral output. How activity of projection neurons that target other cortical and subcortical areas is orchestrated to generate behavioral output is poorly understood. By genetically targeting projection-specific cell types, we study how cell type-specific activity in rodents performing are involved in a learned task to understand how identified cell types contribute to behavioral inhibition and decision making. Detailed understanding of cell type specific function and underlying brain areas can inspire the development of therapeutic treatments during brain dysfunction (such as autism, ALS or dementia) or after acute brain damage, including stroke.
Deadline : August 31, 2022.
(05) PhD Degree – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: PHD IN MICROBIOLOGY, MICROSCOPY AND BIOINFORMATICS
The aim of this project is, therefore, to advance our understanding of C. albicans morphogenesis and biofilm development. Unlike previous studies, we use single cell technologies that allow us to characterize yeast, pseudohyphae and hyphae with high spatial and temporal resolution. To do so, we adapt the quantitative molecular imaging toolbox that we previously developed for the fungus S. cerevisiae and we develop single-cell approaches specific for C. albicans, to unravel the heterogeneity, organization and functioning of biofilms.
Deadline : 31/08/2022.
(06) PhD Degree – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: PHD POSITION ON THE NEUROTOXICITY OF PESTICIDE MIXTURES
In this PhD project, you will use the nematode Caenorhabditis elegans to explore the impact of environmentally relevant pesticides on neurodevelopment and the progression of Parkinson’s Disease. To achieve this goal, we combine microscopy, developmental assays and molecular biology techniques, such as RNAseq. You will also work with chemists to relate the adverse effects to external and internal pesticide concentrations, thus contributing to the development of (quantitative) Adverse Outcome Pathways. You will develop a longitudinal imaging platform to assess the development of α-synuclein aggregation, a key hallmark of Parkinson’s Disease, throughout the lifespan of the worm. As C. elegans has a relatively simple nervous system, we foresee the use of more complex systems, such as zebrafish and fruit flies, to gain additional information as to how pesticides impact neurobehavior, motor function and cognition.
Deadline : August 30th 2022
(07) PhD Degree – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: PHD POSITION INCLUSIVE FOOD TRANSITIONS: A TRANSDISCIPLINARY COLLABORATION WITH INHABITANTS OF AMSTERDAM SOUTHEAST
Would you like to contribute to an inclusive food transition? And would you like to do research on possibilities to reduce health disparities through local food production, together with inhabitants and entrepreneurs in Amsterdam Southeast? Then apply for this PhD position at the Athena Institute, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU)!
Deadline : 22/08/2022.
(08) PhD Degree – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: THREE PHD POSITIONS IN ANALYTICS AND OPTIMIZATION IN THE MOBILITY INDUSTRY
The Department of Mathematics of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, in collaboration with Pon, welcomes applications for a fully-funded, 4-year PhD position in Artificial intelligence in the mobility industry. In this project, you will work on developing innovative mathematical solutions on the boundary of machine learning/artificial intelligence and operations research for business challenges. The problems to work on range from problems in logistics, optimization, computer vision, forecasting, and many more. You will be working under the supervision of Sandjai Bhulai, and together with the team members from Pon Datalab.
Deadline : 15 August 2022
(09) PhD Degree – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: PHD POSITION IN BEHAVIOURAL RESEARCH TO STIMULATE LARGE SCALE PARTICIPATION IN ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN RESIDENTIAL HOMES (4 YEARS)
The requested PhD position is seeking motivated candidates in behavioural research to overcome the complexity of the current energy transition in residential homes with participation in novel decision support/engagement tools. The project will research effective citizen engagement and participation forming an iterative process of design, translation into requirements, testing, and improvement. With desk research, interviewing citizens, and designing and running participatory value evaluation, the PhD candidate will uncover what is needed to encourage citizens to engage and participate via the digital platforms and, collectively, contribute to accelerating the energy transition.
Deadline : 15 August 2022
(10) PhD Degree – Fully Funded
PhD position summary/title: PHD POSITION: LGBTQ+ YOUTH OF COLOR
We are looking for a candidate for a 4-year fulltime PhD research project centered on the experiences of LGBTQ+ youth of color starting September 2022 (start date is negotiable). The candidate will be embedded in the Graduate School of Social Sciences at VU Amsterdam and supervised by prof. dr. Serena Does (endowed professor of Social Inequality & Resilience at VU Amsterdam) and dr. Seval Gündemir (assistant professor of work & organizational psychology at the University of Amsterdam). After successful completion of the program, the candidate will obtain the degree of PhD in Social Sciences.
Deadline : August 15, 2022
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About The Vrije University Amsterdam, Netherlands –Official Website
The Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is a public research university in Amsterdam, Netherlands, founded in 1880, and consistently ranks among the top 150 universities in the world by major ranking tables. The VU is one of two large, publicly funded research universities in the city, the other being the University of Amsterdam (UvA). The literal translation of the Dutch name Vrije Universiteit is “Free University”. “Free” refers to independence of the university from both the State and the Dutch Reformed Church. Both within and outside the university, the institution is commonly referred to as “the VU”. Although founded as a private institution, the VU has received government funding on a parity basis with public universities since 1970. The university is located on a compact urban campus in the southern Buitenveldert neighbourhood of Amsterdam and adjacent to the modern Zuidas business district.
In 2014, the VU had 23,656 registered students, most of whom were full-time students. That year, the university had 2,263 faculty members and researchers, and 1,410 administrative, clerical and technical employees, based on FTE units. The university’s annual endowment for 2014 was circa €480 million. About three quarters of this endowment is government funding; the remainder is made up of tuition fees, research grants, and private funding.
The official university seal is entitled The Virgin in the Garden. Personally chosen by Abraham Kuyper, the Reformed-Protestant leader and founder of the university, it depicts a virgin living in freedom in a garden while pointing towards God, referring to the Protestant Reformation in the Netherlands in the 16th and 17th century. In 1990, the university adopted the mythical griffin as its common emblem.
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