PhD candidate - NIDI-KNAW - The Hague
NIDI-KNAW is looking for a PhD Candidate for the Project: Explaining differences in union dissolution between municipalities: the role of compositional, contextual and cross-level effects
- Lange Houtstraat, Den Haag, Zuid-Holland
- Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
- Uren per week:
- 38 - 38 uur
The PhD candidate will focus on explaining to what extent differences in union dissolution rates between Dutch neighborhoods and municipalities can be accounted for by compositional (individual characteristics such as religious involvement, household income and level of education), contextual (environment average religious involvement, household income and educational attainment) and cross-level effects (interactions between individual and contextual characteristics). The PhD candidate will perform analyses on linked survey and register data, available from Statistics Netherlands (CBS). Analysis will occur either on-site at CBS or at NIDI via Remote Access. Given the nested structure of the data, most analysis will be performed using multilevel modeling. The PhD candidate will provide various outputs: at least four publications in top peer-reviewed journals (demography, family studies and sociology journals will be targeted); presentations of articles at national and international sociological and demographic conferences; brief articles accessible to a wider audience; a dissertation based on the research articles.
The PhD position is funded by an NWO - open competition grant and will be supervised by prof. dr. A.C. Liefbroer (NIDI) and dr. M. Zoutewelle-Terovan (NIDI), and will be located at NIDI.
A completed Research Master in social sciences, or a comparable background
• Solid knowledge of statistical methods for the analysis of large-scale data (experience with statistical modeling of nested data such as multilevel modeling are a pre)
• Knowledge of the literature of life-course sociology
• Good writing and presentation skills
• Excellent knowledge of English (speaking Dutch is a pre)
The PhD candidate will be employed by NIDI-KNAW on a full-time position (38 hours/week). Preferred starting date is November 1, 2019. The initial appointment will be for a period of one year. After a positive evaluation, the appointment will be extended for another three years. A psychological assessment may be part of the selection procedure. The gross monthly salary will be between € 2,325 (year 1) and € 2,972 (year 4). Benefits include pension contribution, annual holiday premium of 8% and an end-of-year premium of 8.3%. Non-Dutch nationals may be eligible for a substantial tax break (30% ruling).
For additional information about the project and PhD position you may contact prof. dr. Aart C. Liefbroer (email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone +31 702565230).