In the past years the possibilities for collecting psychophysiological data have hugely increased. The availability of consumer wearables has taken a flight and the capacity for collecting and storing data are bigger than ever and constantly increasing. In a safety critical domain such as Aviation measuring the human state is relevant, both in the operational environment as well as in simulation. We have a longstanding experience in measuring the human, and are always looking for new options, that could be more accurate, effective or less intrusive.
The objective of the assignment is to evaluate promising (relatively) new methods and techniques to assess workload and/or stress of the human operator. Think of speech pattern analysis, facial expressions, functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) sensors, and/or the pressure applied by the subject on the controls. The preferred focus of this assignment will be fNIRS sensors.
This fulltime internship starts preferably as soon as possible. The duration of this assignment will be about 3 months. We offer an inspiring high-tech aerospace-oriented working environment and an informal culture with room for personal initiative although you might partly have to work remotely because of COVID-19. You will receive a compensation for general expenditures.
- A motivated (HBO or WO) student in Psychology or equivalent
- Good communication, organisational and writing skills
- Experience with performing measurements
- Experience with R, SPSS, and Python is a plus
- Formulating the research question and setting up an experiment with a simulated task
- Leading the experiment, making sure the correct measurement methods are used
- Cleaning, structuring, processing of the total dataset (including the baseline assessments)
- Analyse the data with the appropriate statistical techniques (e.g. by means of R or SPSS)
- Report about the outcomes in the form of a scientific paper
- Present the outcomes of the study at NLR
For more information, please contact Maykel van Miltenburg, MSc. (email@example.com; 088-5113389).
What do we offer?
• A challenging internship in a high-tech result orientated work environment
• Weekly supervision and availability of the technical staff for support
• Informal company culture with room for initiative, valuing a result-oriented and committed attitude
• An internship compensation
The Royal Netherlands Aerospace Centre (NLR) is a leading international research centre for aerospace. Its mission is to make air transport safer, more efficient, more effective and more sustainable. Bolstered by its multidisciplinary expertise and unrivalled research facilities, NLR provides innovative and comprehensive solutions to the complex challenges of the aerospace sector. NLR’s operator performance group has a wide range of both academic and practical knowledge on operator performance and human factors (HF) in complex environments. Operator-in-the-loop studies are performed to measure the manner in which personnel conduct themselves in an operational setting (either simulated or realistic). The assessment includes operator performance aspects such as (crew) workload, (team) situation awareness, usability, visual perception, vigilance, and (eye) fatigue. Data is gathered objectively (e.g. heart rate and eye-tracking) and subjectively (e.g. through interviews, workshops and questionnaires).
Send your application, together with your motivation letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org. A first selection of candidates will be made ASAP. However more internships related to, and in continuation of, the current one are foreseen. Therefore late responses are also appreciated.
Locatie : Amsterdam
Uren : 40
Opleidingsniveau : HBO/WO
Achtergrond : Psychology