1 dag geleden - Universiteit van Amsterdam (UvA) - Amsterdam
The Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA), one of the six research schools of the Faculty of Humanities, currently has a vacant postdoctoral position …
You will contribute to ongoing research projects in the department of Economic Geography. Examples of ongoing projects include the effects of automatization on regional labour markets, understanding intergenerational poverty, developing regional well-being indicators, solo self-e
You will contribute to ongoing research projects in the department of Economic Geography. Examples of ongoing projects include the effects of automatization on regional labour markets, understanding intergenerational poverty, developing regional well-being indicators, solo self-employment (ZZP-ers). The main task will be gathering, preparing, managing and analyzing empirical data used in these projects. In addition, you may participate in the write-up and presentation of the project outcomes. These may be in the form of research reports, but they can also be scientific publications.
Also, you will contribute to the development of grant proposals. The main tasks will be to process information about the application process and conditions as well as developing the conceptual arguments in the proposal itself (writing a literature review, for example). If appropriate, you will contribute to the write-up and coordination of the proposal. Importantly, if interested and possible, developing a personal PhD grant application is also an opportunity in the position.
The position allows you to explore different aspects of the practice of scientific research, while working in an experienced research team. As such, the one-year position can be a great stepping-stone for a PhD-position, although this is not a goal in and of itself.
We are looking for candidates with:
• a MSc degree (or near completion) in Human Geography, Economics, Sociology or related
• a keen interest in issues of socio-economic inequality, regional well-being and/or regional labour market dynamics
• a proven proficiency in quantitative empirical research and the management of large datasets
• a proactive work attitude and the ability to cooperate in a project team
• good writing and presentation skills
• an excellent command of English; a passive understanding of Dutch is preferable
• a great curiosity, versatility and enthusiasm for research.
• analytical and conceptual thinking
• planning and organizing
Faculty of Spatial Sciences
The Faculty of Spatial Sciences at the University of Groningen (RUG) consists of around 95 members of staff and 95 PhD researchers. The Faculty focuses on high quality teaching and research in the fields of spatial planning, economic and cultural geography and demography. The research theme of the Faculty of Spatial Sciences is 'Wellbeing, Innovation and Spatial Transformation'. Our mission is to produce research which is world-leading, distinctive, and policy-relevant. With two bachelor and eight master programmes, the faculty offers a wide range of courses within the field to about 900 students.
The position is situated in the department of Economic Geography, which has about 10 members of staff and 15 PhD researchers. Research focuses on labour market dynamics, well-being and happiness, entrepreneurship and real estate. Worldwide, the University of Groningen is the third largest centre in regional economic research.