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Postdoc Job in Econometric Methods and Data Science – Vrije, Netherlands 2022

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School of Business and Economics (SBE) offers Postdoc Job in Econometric Methods and Data Science at the Department of Econometrics and Data Science – Vrije, Netherlands 2022

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General Info

Position: Postdoc
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field: ,
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 2 years
Salary: €3,408 - €4,474 

School of Business and Economics (SBE)
Department of Econometrics and Data Science
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU)
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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Qualification Details

  • a PhD degree, specializing in econometric methodology, statistics, data science methodology, or a related field
  • strong research potential, preferably evidenced by publications
  • teaching experience, evidenced by good evaluations; having taught machine learning courses is a plus, but not required
  • fluency in English

Responsibilities/Job Description

We seek new colleagues to contribute to building and extending the department’s reputation for excellence in research and teaching at the postdoc level. Our research aims at having impact and is published in the top international academic journals in our field. Teaching focuses on econometrics, statistics and data science courses and student thesis supervision.

Your duties

  • join with innovative research ideas and the potential to publish this research in the international top journals of your field
  • creatively build a stimulating learning environment for students in econometrics  and data science at all levels (BSc and MSc and MBA), helping to continue improving our teaching quality
  • an active mindset in acquiring additional research funds, both individually and as a team effort

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Documents Required

Applicants need to provide (via the application button below) their

  • application letter
  • curriculum vitae
  • teaching evaluations (if available)

Are you interested in this position? Please apply before Dec 31, 2021 via the application button and upload your materials, though we will also consider applications sent after this date.Applications received by e-mail will not be processed. Please use the system.

About the Department

The School of Business and Economics (SBE) provides high-quality education and excellent research in business administration and economics with a focus on contributing to the social, economic and ecological challenges of our time. Whether it is the use of robots in society or big data, labour market participation or flexibility in the labour market, traffic jams or the housing market, flash crashes in the stock market or choice behaviour in gambling, leadership or change management: we believe in goal-oriented scientific research and understand that progress in academics, the business community and society is achieved through cooperation, openness and social responsibility.At SBE, all of our highly-motivated colleagues work together closely in a stimulating, dynamic and international environment to achieve our collective goal of encouraging society to make informed choices. Approximately 4,200 Bachelor’s and Master’s students and 1,700 executive students are enrolled at the School, and employs roughly 500 people.

About the department The Department of Econometrics and Data Science is driven for science with purpose, pushing the academic frontier by publishing at the highest level  in the top international journals in our field and collaborating with outside partners to link academic advancement with real world problems. Teaching wise, our mission is to empower students with the methodological skills and enduring curiosity to contribute to solving today’s challenges in business and economics. Read more about our top-rated BSc in Econometrics and Operations Research, our recent BSc specialization in Econometrics and Data Science, our top-rated MSc in Econometrics and Operations Research and our highly successful minor programme Applied Econometrics. We also actively participate in the Tinbergen Institute, our internationally renowned graduate school in Economics, Econometrics, and Business Data Science. The department offers many collaboration opportunities for econometricians and data scientists, both within the department (dynamic econometrics, prediction, non-parametric and adaptive models, optimization methods, networks, climate), across departments of SBE (finance, marketing, labor and geno economics, spatial economics), and across schools (business analytics, mathematical statistics, artificial intelligence, life sciences).

About the Employer: Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU)

Note or Other details

A challenging position in a socially involved organization. The initial contract for a postdoc is for a period of 2 years, possibly renewable once by another 2 years. On full-time basis the remuneration for postdocs amounts to a minimum gross monthly salary of €3,408 (scale 10.4) and a maximum €4,474 (scale 10.12), depending on your qualifications and experience. The job profile: is based on the university job ranking system. The position is full-time (1.0fte), part-time (≥0.8fte) is possible.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

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Contact details

If you have any questions regarding this vacancy, you may contact:Dr. Paolo Gorgi,, head of recruiting committee Prof. dr. Andre Lucas,, head of department


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