1. Vacatures
  2. Leiden University
  3. PhD candidate within ERC Starting Grant Project "GLOBTAXGOV - A New Model of Global Governance

Helaas, deze vacature staat inmiddels niet meer online

Kijk gerust verder naar andere vacatures.

PhD candidate within ERC Starting Grant Project "GLOBTAXGOV - A New Model of Global Governance

The section Tax Law of the institute Tax Law and Economics of Leiden Law School is looking for a PhD candidate within ERC Starting Grant Project "GLOBTAXGOV - A New Model of Global Governance (2 positions ...

ongeveer een jaar geleden


Begijnhof, Leiden, Zuid-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 uur
€ 2222 - € 2840 per maand


The research project GLOBTAXGOV will investigate issues of global governance and international tax law making. For more information on the research project see https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/research/research-projects/law/a-new-model-of-global-governance-in-international-tax-law-making-globtaxgov.

The two PhD candidates will carry out desk and empirical (interviews and surveys) research on the implementation of the Base Erosion Profit Shifting (BEPS) 4 Minimum Standards. The first PhD candidate will focus on developed countries (the United States, Mexico, the Netherlands, Spain, Ireland and Australia. The second PhD candidate will focus on emerging and developing countries (Colombia, Senegal, Nigeria, South Africa, India and Singapore).

The positions comprise the following tasks:

  • Conduct comparative literature and empirical (interviews and surveys) research on the implementation of the BEPS 4 Minimum Standards in the countries of research;
  • Travel to the countries of research to carry out interviews to tax officials, judges, companies, business associations, and tax advisors;
  • Write a PhD Thesis;
  • Submit research results for publications in academic journals;
  • Present papers at international conferences;
  • Actively disseminate the research findings;
  • Organise and participate in seminars, workshops and conferences related to the topic of research at Leiden School of Law as well as at other Institutions within Leiden University;
  • Follow PhD courses based on an individual training plan.


  • An advanced master’s degree in international tax law;
  • Demonstrable research interest in corporate tax law and international tax law, both at domestic and international level;
  • You will, ideally, have knowledge of the socio-legal approach and global approach, doing research on law in the books and law in action in Europe and other regions of the world (e.g. Latin America, Africa, Asia);
  • An excellent command of English (written and spoken). In addition, each PhD needs to be fluent in at least another language and have passive knowledge of the third language (Spanish and French) and willingness to learn Dutch;
  • A curious, enterprising and creative mind and excellent analytical skills;
  • Willingness to travel;
  • An explicit interest in multi-disciplinary research and ability to work in a team;
  • Knowledge of international relations and political science are considered assets.


The appointment as a PhD student will be for a period of four years (initially for a period of one year with an extension of three years after positive evaluation of progress and skills development) leading to the successful completion of a PhD thesis. The appointment will be under the terms of the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities. Salary range from € 2222,- to € 2840,- gross per month on a full-time basis (pay scale P). The starting date will be between the period 1 April 2018-1 August 2018 to be agreed jointly by the PhD and Dr. Irma Mosquera.

Leiden University offers an attractive benefits package with additional holiday (8%) and end-of-year bonuses (8.3 %), training and career development and sabbatical leave. Our individual choices model gives you some freedom to assemble your own set of terms and conditions. Candidates from outside the Netherlands may be eligible for a substantial tax break. More at https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/working-at/job-application-procedure-and-employment-conditions.

Leiden University is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups.

Additional information

Enquiries can be made to Dr. Irma Mosquera, email i.j.mosquera.valderrama@law.leidenuniv.nl.

Please submit online your application no later than 15 March 2018,via the blue button of our application system.
Applicants should submit online:

  • A cover letter stating your motivation for this position;
  • A CV;
  • Scanned copy of your Master's degree, including grade transcripts;
  • A writing sample of no more than 50 pages in total, such as your master’s thesis or a scholarly paper.

After reviewing the application candidates will be shortlisted for interviews.

Enquiries from agencies are not appreciated.


Leiden is a typical university city, hosting the oldest university in the Netherlands (1575). The University permeates the local surroundings; University premises are scattered throughout the city, and the students who live and study in Leiden give the city its relaxed yet vibrant atmosphere.

Leiden University is one of Europe's foremost research universities. This prominent position gives our graduates a leading edge in applying for academic posts and for functions outside academia. More at https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/working-at.

Leiden Law School

With over 5,000 students and 450 members of staff, Leiden Law School is one of the largest faculties in the Netherlands. Yet, in all its diversity, it is still known for its ability to provide education on a small scale. The Faculty focuses on multi-faceted high-level teaching and research, both nationally and internationally. It does so by working with talented people and stimulating and supporting them in their professional and personal ambitions. The Faculty is housed in the beautifully restored Kamerlingh Onnes Building on the Steenschuur in Leiden. Working for the Leiden Law School means working in an inspiring scientific environment.

The Department of Tax Law is part of the Graduate School of the Leiden Law School. Education and research within the department of Tax Law covers the tax system in its full width. It includes domestic, international and European Tax Law. Information about the Department of Tax Law can be found here https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/law/institute-for-tax-law-and-economics/tax-law.