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We invite applications for a 4-year PhD position (1.0 FTE) to join the European Research Council funded project called “Ghosts from the Past: Consequences of Peer Experiences across Contexts and Generations (CAPE)“. CAPE is headed by Dr Tina Kretschmer at the Department of Pedago
We invite applications for a 4-year PhD position (1.0 FTE) to join the European Research Council funded project called “Ghosts from the Past: Consequences of Peer Experiences across Contexts and Generations (CAPE)“. CAPE is headed by Dr Tina Kretschmer at the Department of Pedagogy and Educational Sciences, University of Groningen, Research Unit Youth Studies.
CAPE aims to understand the long-term consequences of adolescent peer experiences for early adult romantic relationships and friendships, and explores the intergenerational transmission of peer experiences from a biosocial perspective, that is, elucidating parenting and epigenetic modification as pathways and taking into account the potential role of genetic transmission as explanatory mechanism for intergenerational transmission. CAPE is embedded within TRAILS (Tracking Adolescents’ Individual Lives’ Survey) and TRAILS-The Next Generation, an ongoing longitudinal cohort study with an intergenerational spin-off, both led by the Interdisciplinary Centre of Psychopathology and Emotion Regulation (UMCG). In CAPE, additional qualitative data are collected to support conclusion drawn from quantitative data gathered in TRAILS and TRAILS-The Next Generation.
The focus of the PhD student will be on the transmission of peer experiences from one generation to the next and the role parental beliefs and parenting play in this transmission. As such, the PhD student will contribute to all project parts, including data collection (interviews with young adults, home visits to families) and analysis (qualitative and quantitative) and writing up and disseminating results.
In detail, the tasks of the PhD student will be to:
• together with the TRAILS NEXT team coordinate and carry out home visits to conduct interviews with young children (4-6 years) and their parents
• use secondary and newly collected data to analyze long-term outcomes of adolescent peer experiences and underlying mechanisms (e.g. growth and mediation models)
• get acquainted with biosocial approaches and incorporate genetic information into models of parenting
• write up analyses for publication and present results at national and international conferences.
The CAPE project prioritizes open and transparent scientific practice so the PhD student is required to get acquainted with relevant platforms and procedures (e.g. Open Science Framework, pre-registration).
We are looking for a passionate and enthusiastic PhD researcher, who:
• has completed a Master’s degree (ideally Research Master) or is close to completion in a field related to the project (e.g. social and behavioural sciences)
• has a quantitative background and interest for qualitative research
• previous experience in contributing to publications or presenting research is a plus as is experience in collecting data from children or families
• works well within a research team, is communicative and reliable
• is proficient in English and Dutch though the latter may be acquired within two years.