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Research Assistant

The section Tax Law of the institute Tax Law and Economics of the Faculty of Law is looking for a Research Assistant (0.4 fte).

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Marislaan, Leiden, Zuid-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
15 uur
€ 2709 - € 3722 per maand


For an international research project (hereinafter the Project), we are looking for one member of the research team who has organizational and data management skills, ability to work independently and can contribute to the project as Research Assistant/Data management. See below for key responsibilities.
This project is a multidisciplinary project involving international relations, law, political science and development studies. This project also uses socio-legal research methodology including qualitative and quantitative research. The researchers of this Project consist of Associate Professor Dr. Irma Mosquera Valderrama, at least two PhDs and one or two postdocs (hereinafter the Project researchers). For more information on the Project see https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/research/research-projects/law/a-new-model-of-global-governance-in-international-tax-law-making-globtaxgov.

Your work will consist of:

  • Provide logistic and administrative support to all procedures of the Project (including, administration and management of the Project, supporting the publication process of the project deliverables, maintaining project files/overviews on research projects including documents for scientific and financial reporting of the Project, and taking care of academic events related to the Project);
  • Supporting the implementation of the data management and ethics requirements of the Project including the qualitative and quantitative research of the project (aggregating and converting different data formats); establish contacts regarding the data and ethical requirements of the project with staff from Leiden University and external Ethics Advisory board, and follow up on data requirements with the Project researchers (check whether Project researchers register, store and archive their data correctly);
  • Supporting the logistics and administration of the Project Blog https://globtaxgov.weblog.leidenuniv.nl/ (uploading blogposts, coordination with staff from Leiden University regarding the blog, and liaise with contributors to the blog);
  • Developing and maintaining the academic network and contacts of the Project. Keeping the databases of the contacts of the Project up to date.


  • Academic thinking level and at least a bachelor’s degree in one of the related disciplines in the project (law/international relations/ political science/development studies);
  • Relevant experience in an international environment and different cultural settings;
  • Relevant experience in project management and/or data management;
  • Fluency in English (academic level). Knowledge of Dutch and of other foreign language (French, Spanish) would be an asset;
  • Good communication skills and ability to relate with people in different roles;
  • Accuracy and attention to detail; ability to anticipate to the Project; logistic/administrative needs and to propose efficient solutions to solve them;
  • Good organization and multi-tasking skills;
  • Willingness to learn and to adapt to different work processes;
  • Excellent computer skills (mainly MS Outlook, Word, Excel and Power Point);
  • Affinity with software program and information data management systems. Knowledge of qualitative and quantitative software analysis would be an asset.


We offer a one year term position, with the possibility of renewal based on need, funding and performance. Salary range from €2709 to €3722 gross per month on a full-time basis (pay scale 9), in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities). The starting date will be between the period 15 May 2018-15 June 2018 to be agreed jointly by the Research Assistant 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 per email to Dr. Irma Mosquera, email i.j.mosquera.valderrama@law.leidenuniv.nl.

Please submit online your application no later than 26 April 2018 via the blue button of our application system.

Applicants should submit online;

  • A cover letter stating your motivation for this position;
  • A CV.

After reviewing the application candidates will be shortlisted for interviews.

Enquiries from agencies are not appreciated.