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Postdoc AI at Work

Are you interested in conducting research on developing, implementing and using AI in organisations effectively and responsibly? Are you a team player who likes to work across disciplines? Please apply for this postdoc position at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam’s KIN research group.

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De Boelelaan, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
40 - 40 uur
€ 2836 - € 5211 per maand


We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher in the field of information technology and organization theory, with a strong interest in Artificial Intelligence (AI) based solutions that are currently being developed and rolled out in organizations and are rapidly changing work. Being crucially different from prior ‘rule based’ expert systems, AI systems bring about novel risks and challenges for organizations and knowledge work that you will help to unravel.

The candidate will be based at the KIN Center for Digital Innovation, School of Business and Economics at the Vrije Universiteit. The candidate has to be experienced in qualitative research on technology development and use in organisations, and is open to multi- or interdisciplinary collaborations. Considering the ambitions of the KIN Center for Digital Innovation to create a positive impact on society, experience with valorisation activities, team science, collaboration with societal and business partners and good communication skills is an asset for this position.


We are looking for people who:

  • have a PhD in a relevant field (e.g., business administration, (organizational) sociology or related social science discipline)
  • have a track record of successful collaboration with industry partners and active research valorization activities.
  • expertise in qualitative research methods e.g. ethnography, interviews, and observations
  • are interested in and open to collaborate with researchers from other disciplines on societal challenges
  • have a good scientific publication record in relevant journals
  • Contribute to collaborative atmosphere of the department and have an open and transparent communication style


A challenging position in a socially involved organization. On full-time basis the remuneration amounts to a minimum gross monthly salary of €2,836 (scale 10)
and a maximum €5,211 (scale 11), depending on your education and experience. The job profile: Onderzoeker 3 or 4 is based on the university job ranking system and is vacant for at least 1.0 FTE.

The initial appointment will be for 2 years and can be extended with teaching. The starting date is 01.01.2022.

Additionally, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam offers excellent fringe benefits and various schemes and regulations to promote a good work/life balance, such as:
  • a maximum of 41 days of annual leave based on full-time employment
  • 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus
  • solid pension scheme (ABP)
  • contribution to commuting expenses
  • optional model for designing a personalized benefits package

Additional information

Are you interested in this position? Please apply via the application button and upload your curriculum vitae, your publications, a personal vision statement (+/- 1 page) about research and teaching, and a cover letter. We start inviting candidates from now on and the search continues until the vacancy is filled with a high-quality candidate.

Applications received by e-mail will not be processed.

Vacancy questions
If you have any questions regarding this vacancy, you may contact:

Name: Marlous Agterberg
Position: Research and Valorisation Manager
E-mail: m.agterberg@vu.nl


Name: Marleen Huysman
Position: Full professor of Knowledge and Organization
E-mail: m.h.huysman@vu.nl

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