Postdoctoral Researcher: Understanding Old-Age Inequality
The position is part of the research project 'Understanding old-age inequality: The impact of work, family and health trajectories on post-retirement …
- Houtlaan, Nijmegen, Gelderland
- Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
- Uren per week:
- 32 uur
- € 5127 - € 5127 per maand
The position is part of the research project 'Understanding old-age inequality: The impact of work, family and health trajectories on post-retirement economic, social and psychological well-being across Europe', funded by Instituut Gak. The primary goal of this project is to better understand inequality in old age, which might be increasing due to current policies to promote longer working lives. The project will examine how work, family and health trajectories prior to retirement affect inequality in people's retirement transitions and their post-retirement economic, social and psychological well-being. It also studies how labour market, pension and welfare policies aggravate or cushion the influence of work, family and health trajectories on old-age inequality. Within the project's scope, the postdoctoral researcher will have ample opportunity to pursue his or her own research ideas.
The project innovatively builds on theoretical insights derived from the life course perspective, namely the notion of path dependency, the cumulative advantage/disadvantage mechanism and the principle of agency, to arrive at new and testable hypotheses. These will be tested by applying advanced analysis techniques to high-quality panel and retrospective SHARE(LIFE) data of more than 90,000 people from 29 European countries.
As a postdoctoral researcher, you will be expected to conduct and publish top-quality research and to disseminate your research findings to a wide audience. Moreover, you will collaborate with researchers in the Sociology department and with external (including international) scholars, participate in conferences and contribute to teaching.
- A PhD degree in social sciences. If you are close to completing your PhD, please state the defence date.
- An excellent track record in scientific research, as evidenced by publications in international academic journals.
- Knowledge of and skills in (advanced) quantitative research (especially the preparation and analysis of both longitudinal and multilevel data).
- Good social, communication and organisational skills.
- Experience with communicating research findings to a wider audience will be appreciated.
- Expertise in teaching at an academic level.
- Employment: 32 hours per week (0.8 FTE).
- A maximum gross monthly salary of € 5,127 based on a 38-hour working week (salary scale 11).
- The exact salary depends on the candidate's qualifications and amount of relevant professional experience.
- In addition to the salary: an 8% holiday allowance and an 8.3% end-of-year bonus.
- Duration of the contract: 20 months (end date: 30 November 2022).
- The intended start date is 1 April 2021.
- You will be able to use our Dual Career and Family Care Services. Our Dual Career and Family Care Officer can assist you with family-related support, help your partner or spouse prepare for the local labour market, provide customized support in their search for employment and help your family settle in Nijmegen.
- Have a look at our excellent employment conditions. They include a good work-life balance (among other things because of the excellent leave arrangements), opportunities for development and a great pension scheme.
Additional informationFor more information about this vacancy, please contact:
Mark Visser, Assistant Professor of Sociology
Tel.: +31 24 361 20 13
Gerbert Kraaykamp, Professor of Empirical Sociology
Tel.: +31 24 361 30 13