We are looking for a project manager and researcher to work on the KWF (Dutch Cancer Foundation) funded project “HitnRun: A mobile game to help youth quit smoking in a social peer context”. This project aims to further develop and test a mobile game (HitnRun) to support smoking cessation in adolescents and young adults (aged 16-25, hereafter referred to as youth). The game will target theoretical mechanisms of change underlying smoking behavior (i.e., inhibitory control, future orientation, peer processes, and monitoring) and will be further developed based on design thinking principles to amplify engagement processes. This entails that a participatory design approach will be employed with smoking youth, with a cross-disciplinary design process with scientists collaborating from the outset with stakeholders and gaming industry partners. This mobile game will represent the first “smoking cessation intervention in your pocket” that can be played when feeling the urge to smoke. Previous prototype versions of HitnRun have shown promising results by reducing smoking behavior in youth. The goal is to further develop and test HitnRun so that it is ready for widespread implementation after this project.
You will be embedded in the Communication Science section of The Technology, Human and Institutional Behaviour group (HIB) of the Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences at the University of Twente (UT). The project will be conducted in close collaboration with the Developmental Psychopathology programme of the Behavioural Science Institute of the Radboud University (RU), the department of Youth of the Trimbos Institute (TI) and the Games for Emotional and Mental Health (GEMH) Lab. The project will be supervised by dr. Maartje Luijten (RU), prof. Isabela Granic (RU; GEMH Lab), dr. Hanneke Scholten (UT; GEMH Lab), and prof. Marloes Kleinjan (TI). A PhD-student will also be appointed for the project at the RU. For the development of the game intervention you will collaborate closely with game developers, stakeholders and the target group of smoking youth.
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The UT provides a dynamic and international environment, combining the benefits of academic research with a topic of high industrial relevance, excellent working conditions, an exciting scientific environment and a green and lively campus. We offer:
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For more information please contact Dr. Hanneke Scholten, firstname.lastname@example.org, +31(0)623721158.
The application deadline is Friday July 16th, 2021. A first round of interviews will be held on Thursday July 22nd; a second round of interviews will be held on Thursday July 29th. The starting date for the position is 1 September 2021.
The HIB-department is one of four departments at the faculty. The department is committed to design, evaluation and implementation of and teaching about comprehensive technology-based solutions supporting people in behaviour that promotes their health, safety, resilience, connectedness and joy. The HIB-department comprises research groups of Communication Science; Psychology, Health & Technology; Psychology of Conflict, Risk and Safety; and Public Administration. For more information on these groups, see: https://www.utwente.nl/en/bms/organization/departments-institutes/#department-clusters
The Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social sciences (BMS) aims to play a pivotal role in understanding, co-engineering and evaluating innovation in society. Innovation is driven by advances in technology. By means of 'social engineering', we are here to integrate these advances in society. As a people-first tech university, we align these advances with the needs and behaviour of humans. We ensure proper public and private management as well as robust, inclusive and fair organisational structures. The faculty of BMS does this by developing, transferring and applying high-quality knowledge of Psychology, Business Administration, Public Administration, Communication Science, Philosophy, Educational Science, and Health Sciences. Our research and education in these disciplines is challenge-based. The BMS research programmes are directly linked to our research institutes: Mesa+ Institute for Nanotechnology, the TechMed Centre and the Digital Society Institute.
As an employer, the BMS Faculty offers jobs that matter. We equip you as a staff member to shape new opportunities both for yourself and for our society. With our Faculty, you will be part of a leading tech university that is changing our world for the better. We offer an open, inclusive and entrepreneurial climate, in which we encourage you to make healthy choices, for example, with our flexible, customizable conditions.
University of Twente (UT)
University of Twente (UT) has entered the new decade with an ambitious, new vision, mission and strategy. As ‘the ultimate people-first university of technology' we are rapidly expanding on our High Tech Human Touch philosophy and the unique role it affords us in society. Everything we do is aimed at maximum impact on people, society and connections through the sustainable utilisation of science and technology. We want to contribute to the development of a fair, digital and sustainable society through our open, inclusive and entrepreneurial attitude. This attitude permeates everything we do and is present in every one of UT's departments and faculties. Building on our rich legacy in merging technical and social sciences, we focus on five distinguishing research domains: Improving healthcare by personalised technologies; Creating intelligent manufacturing systems; Shaping our world with smart materials; Engineering our digital society; and Engineering for a resilient world.
As an employer, University of Twente offers jobs that matter. We equip you as a staff member to shape new opportunities both for yourself and for our society. With us, you will be part of a leading tech university that is changing our world for the better. We offer an open, inclusive and entrepreneurial climate, in which we encourage you to make healthy choices, for example, with our flexible, customisable conditions.Lue lisää
|Otsikko||Project manager: Development and effectiveness of a mobile game to help youth quit smoking M/V|
|Employer||University of Twente|
|Job location||Drienerlolaan 5, 7522 NB Enschede|
|Julkaistu||kesäkuuta 11, 2021|
|Viimeinen hakupäivä||heinäkuuta 16, 2021|
|Tieteenalat||Ohjelmointikielet,   Terveystiede,   Terveyspsykologia  |