Job description:
This is a full-time, 5-year Researcher/Senior Researcher position (with an initial contract for 1.5 years) within the interdisciplinary and international Urban Renewal and Housing research group led by Prof. Maarten van Ham. The (senior) researcher will play an active and leading role within the research group and will develop new avenues of research within the scope of the research programme and in collaboration with senior staff.
The research group consists of 16 researchers and PhD students, 10 of which are funded through a large 5-year European Research Council (ERC)-funded grant on socio-spatial inequality, deprived neighbourhoods, and neighbourhood effects. The (senior) researcher will actively acquire funding for research projects and will lead and carry out collaborative projects with colleagues. The (senior) researcher is expected to apply for large grants from national and European Research Councils, Horizon 2020, or comparable funding sources. The (senior) researcher will (co-)author research papers for international, peer-reviewed, citation-indexed journals, present papers at international conferences, and lead seminars to disseminate research findings. Depending on the level of experience, the (senior) researcher will co-supervise PhD students. Finally, the researcher will assist in (project) management tasks one day per week.

The candidate holds a PhD in sociology, demography, geography, economics, applied statistics, or another relevant discipline. The candidate has strong quantitative research skills and proven experience with analysing large data sets using advanced statistical techniques, and preferably also experience with qualitative research methods. Candidates have an outstanding track record of international, peer-reviewed publications and proven experience with attracting research income, preferably from research councils. The candidate has an ability to co-supervise PhD students and has a good command of English (spoken and written). Excellent project management and communication skills are regarded as assets.
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