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Postdoc researcher measuring impact of science communication

The Faculty of Science and Institute of Biology Leiden is looking for a Postdoc researcher measuring impact of science communication

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Sylviusweg, Leiden, Zuid-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht


The NWA (National Science Agenda) is organizing and funding several science communication projects. The goal of these projects is to change knowledge, attitude or behavior among the general public regarding science. In order to determine if and how this impact is being reached, the department Science Communication & Society of Leiden University, in collaboration with the department for Social, Health and Organisational Psychology of Utrecht University, are developing an impact measurement instrument. The key responsibilities consist of:

  • Develop measurement instrument (survey) to measure knowledge, attitude, behavior, based on existing theoretical frameworks;
  • Validating the instrument with science communication projects that are funded by NWA;
  • Developing tool to make the instrument fit different types of projects;
  • Support projects in administering the instrument;
  • Analyzing data and drawing conclusions about impact and success factors science communication projects;
  • Staying in contact with advisory board;
  • Disseminating results of impact measurements in professional and academic publications.


  • PhD in a relevant field such as science communication, cognitive psychology, communication sciences;
  • Experience and/or affinity with science communication;
  • Fluent in Dutch and English;
  • Experience in developing surveys;
  • You like to take initiative, are good at organizing and managing projects;
  • Good communicative skills towards academics as well as towards non-academic audiences.


We offer a 0.8 FTE position for 14 months, start date December 1, 2020, with the possibility of renewal based on need, funding and performance. Salary range from € 2.790,- to € 4.402,- gross per month, fulltime equivalent (pay scale 10 in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities).

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.

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 Anne Land, email a.m.land@biology.leidenuniv.nl. If you have any questions about the procedure, please contact jobs@biology.leidenuniv.nl.